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D'oh! i mean Linux ok, so i have a live CD of linux, and i ran into a problem.. how do i install a wireless card? I have a Segam WL5061S usb dongle, can some one help?

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

12 years ago

I suggest loosing all hope, giving up, then death. On a serious note, you need to tell us which distro, and which version of linux you have!

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Reply 12 years ago

can you find something with ndiswrapper in the menu ?

install your windows xp driver with it

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

what do you mean? when i boot the CD?

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Reply 12 years ago

in the menus in desktop

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

ok, i have found that app what's next?

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Reply 12 years ago

see how you can use it. i never used it myself so idk how basically you need to put the windows driver (.inf file and whatever else there is) in a folder and direct ndiswrapper to the inf file

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12 years ago

try to use the windows xp driver with ndiswrapper. how its done depends on the linux you use

maybe its just some standard card renamed. enter lspci or lsusb (as administrator) in linux and see if inside its some other card

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

I don't think you can install a wireless card if it's running off the CD, it needs to be running from something you have write access to.

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Reply 12 years ago

not necessary. some live cds include the drivers but disable them by default. you enable them in the boot menu or modprobe them manually on the running system