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cant install drivers?

Postby pandaconda on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:48 pm

i want to run wifi with my small compaq mini110 netbook and i wrote down the location of the drivers in windows so i could find them with windows wireless drivers, but it only supports .inf files, when i looked at my device properties in windows xp they listed .sys files and it will not install drivers
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Re: cant install drivers?

Postby passerby on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:09 pm

When looking on one of the installation CDs for included Windows drivers you may see the .inf file.
Once installed, the inf files generally aren't installed to the same directory.
Take a look in C://Windows/INF/
You may need hidden files to be visible.
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Re: cant install drivers?

Postby pandaconda on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:18 pm

i see those, but how do i know which one is for my particular wireless card?
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Re: cant install drivers?

Postby passerby on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:48 pm

Open the terminal and run
Code: Select all
inxi -i

to get your wireless card, then attempt to locate the corresponding inf file.
Or you can open the driver CD and locate the inf file on there, if you have it.
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Re: cant install drivers?

Postby pandaconda on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:01 pm

the driver is nowhere to be found :( i just wanna surf the web with this thing lol
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cant find drivers

Postby pandaconda on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:17 am

i have a compaq mini110 netbook and want to install from a live usb linux mint 14 with MATE, but when i run it live i cannot find my drivers? i look on windows xp and i see 2 things under network devices, an "atheros ar8132 ethernet controller" and a broadcom 802.11 b/g wlan i dont know which i should install but when i find the drivers, they are not inf files, only sys files. and i dont know in the windows/inf folder which ones belong to which device.
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Re: cant find drivers

Postby pandaconda on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:04 am

i know the driver name is bcmwl5 but it is a .sys file and im so confused
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Re: cant find drivers

Postby cecar on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:46 am

Look at this post and see if it helps you.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/379
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Re: cant find drivers

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:16 pm

pandaconda wrote:i have a compaq mini110 netbook and want to install from a live usb linux mint 14 with MATE, but when i run it live i cannot find my drivers? i look on windows xp and i see 2 things under network devices, an "atheros ar8132 ethernet controller" and a broadcom 802.11 b/g wlan i dont know which i should install but when i find the drivers, they are not inf files, only sys files. and i dont know in the windows/inf folder which ones belong to which device.



Does you internet work when using the live dvd? If so you don't need to install drivers.
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