[nSLUG] gNewSense drivers question

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Sat Feb 7 15:52:15 AST 2009



Colin Conrad wrote:
> Rich wrote:
>> Colin Conrad wrote:
>>  
>>> I have just installed gNewSence, which is a Free, as in the Richard 
>>> Stallman sense of Free, GNU/Linux distro, on my Dell Latitude D600 
>>> laptop and I can not get either the wireless or the LAN card 
>>> recognized.  I am wondering if anyone can anyone point me in the 
>>> direction of a place to download the drivers?
>>>
>>>       
>>
>> Its possible the drivers are there, just not recognized, or not 
>> compiled.
>> Do you know the chipset on the network interfaces?
>>   
> ***   I am not too sure.
>> Try "lspci -v"  this should show some info about your controllers.
>>   
> ***   See the attached file to see my response to that command.
>>
>> Do you know which driver was loading previously?
>> ie. tulip or intel810
> Again, I am unsure.
>

The BCM5705M Gigabit network card uses tg3 module.
Should come with kernel.


The Intel 2915ABG Wireless card

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?ProductID=1637&DwnldID=11780&lang=eng
There is a note about using the ipw2200 module
But I don't know how *free* it is.



Rich





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