WLAN in HH 8.04
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Tue Jul 8 01:21:24 BST 2008
Tom Bell wrote:
> I am wondering how Hardy Heron 8.04 (HH 8.04) can load the proprietary
> drivers for a wireless card, then not see the card. "lshw" and "lspci"
> do not even show the equipment on two different computers that previous
> versions of Kubuntu did. The WLAN equipment just doesn't exist, period.
If lshw, lsusb and lspci can't see a card, then it doesn't exist - never
mind whether the drivers are loaded. So that's not terribly surprising.
> I got a notebook, ASUS Eee 900, and it has a wireless card and loaded
> the proprietary drivers on initial load. On bootup, it does not even
> see the wireless equipment. To use the wireless, I have to boot into
> the Xandros distro that comes on the drive (20GB SSD). That is like
> getting a lobotomy! Apologies to Xandros fans, I am sure that the full
> Xandros it not as crippled as ASUS' version.
> Imagine a computer that will not allow you to add programs, except for
> what is in the extremely limited repository ASUS has setup.
So add repositories! It's a Debian-based system. You _should_ be able to
actually add Ubuntu repositories and do an "aptitude full-upgrade". It's
liable to involve many hours of manually fixing conflicts, but that's how I
first got from Debian to Ubuntu...
> I could really use some help getting HH 8.04 to recognize WLAN equipment.
Then you should try giving us some real information. How can you expect us
to diagnose a problem without even knowing what the wifi hardware is, let
alone what you think the drivers should be?
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