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Brand new to Linux-wireless card question

Postby brotherbrian on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:26 pm

I am brand spankin' new to using Linux, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Linux Mint 5 KDE. I just built a computer, and formatted the whole hard drive when I installed. Everything else works, but I can't get the wireless card to detect my router. All of these new programs are Greek to me, so I'm asking for some help in decoding this new OS. I am told that the freedom from M$ is worth it....
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Re: Brand new to Linux-wireless card question

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:32 am

Well, what kind of wireless card do you have? Also, there should be an application called mintWifi, which works wonders (even my Broadcom works great).
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Re: Brand new to Linux-wireless card question

Postby brotherbrian on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:28 am

Wireless card - GIGABYTE gn-wp01gs. I can't find mintwifi, all I can find is KWifi Manager, and I get a box that tells me to search for network. I click, and it immediately says "no network detected". Which is poop, because my wife's MS system has a wireless card detecting the same router no prob. I am really looking forward to learning more about this OS, but this wireless mess is quite frustrating.....
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BUMP Wireless card question

Postby brotherbrian on Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:27 am

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Re: Brand new to Linux-wireless card question

Postby kirsch92 on Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:43 am

Open up Terminal ( in the mintMenu) and type:
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lspci

This will list your pci devices. Paste the contents here.
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