LINUX ~ How do i get my trendnet tew-423 to work on linux?
Question: I just changed to Linux and realized that getting the wireless card to work is harder then it seems. Please give simple step by step instructions or tell me and easer way to do this. Thanks
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If you don't have linux drivers for your card, then install a program called ndiswrapper. I will allow you to use your windows drivers in linux.
This makes me think that it's a wireless driver (called kernel modules in linux) issue... Could not set interface wlan0 flags: no such file or directory Failed to initialize driver interface In linux, not all wireless driver kernel modules work with the devices they are "supposed" to work with. In the past when I ran ubuntu 10.04 and older versions of debian, I had to blacklist the rt73 and rt73usb kernel modules in order for the one I had to compile to get it to work. So what do you do about the problem? Well the obvious solution is to install the correct kernel module. Open a terminal session and type lsusb | less (I think lspci might work for embedded laptop chipsets) and press the page up and down keys to navigate though the pager. You need to find out what your chipset version is. When you find the chipset google "x driver linux" where x is the chipset you are using. You may have to black list some already loaded modules to get it to work. For debian based systems (may work on others, but I haven't tried it) you add the line "blacklist drivername" to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. You need super user permissions to open the file and write to it. If that doesn't work, then you can use the long forgotten ndiswrapper. It's a kernel module system that wraps around a windows driver. If you NEED to use this, then google ndiswrapper card list and find which windows driver works best for your card. Download that driver and do this... ndiswrapper -i /path/to/driverfile.inf ndiswrapper -l (is the card loaded? if not there is a problem with the driver) ndiswrapper -m modeprobe ndiswrapper You need to put these commands into a terminal session with SUPER user privileges. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!
You will need a linux hardware specific driver. I havnt used Linux much but theres tons of forums dealing with it. Also,you can go to the Trendnet website and see if they have a Linux driver and monitor for it
Firefox is Firefox - almost every single add-on that works in Windows should work in Linux too. (And almost all Ubuntu programs are free for the download.) Run it from the CD first, to see if you really want to run it, or dual boot it with Windows, so you can go back to Windows if you decide to. You can always wipe Windows out later, and give Ubuntu the rest of the drive.
i donot know that linux has detected your card or not..... if it hasn't then try command [b]kudzu[/b].......it will install drivers or it on your comp..... then to configure it use >netconfig it will config your net i hope it helped........ if it doesn't then u can mail me at [email protected]
You will need to create at least two linux partitions. A data partition (perhaps set it up 16 gb ext3). And a swap partition (swap file type - you can set it up to be 1 gb). The swap partition is used by linux as a virtual memory space. Make sure you make your linux data partition bootable, because linux will automatically give you a menu (boot manager grub or lilo) that you can load either windows or linux at startup.
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