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jamminjames
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Can't find drivers, hardware problems

Postby jamminjames » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:50 pm

I'm having a rough time finding drivers. Is there a single source or two for linux drivers?

I have the atheros rangemax wireless-n usb adapter win111v2, and it keeps disconnecting.

I also can't get any sound, although i have a driver apparently installed. According to Hardware in the Control Panel, I've got an ICE1712 (Envy24) PCI sound card, but testing produces no sound.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Can't find drivers, hardware problems

Postby Mute Ant » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:56 pm

Linux keeps its drivers internally, compiled in as part of the kernel or as .ko modules. So you won't have much luck finding a driver, either it's in the kernel of your distribution or it's not. On the other hand, 'keeps disconnecting' suggests your kernel already has a driver for that.

No sound. Try a post titled--No Sound from ICE1712 PCI Card--to give users with the same hardware a chance to recognise your problem as the one they already solved.
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Re: Can't find drivers, hardware problems

Postby jamminjames » Thu May 01, 2014 12:15 pm

So what could cause it to keep disconnecting like that? What actually happens is the Wireless connection is still shown as 'active', however I get 'can't find that server' messages, and I have to click on the Wireless icon again, and it'll 'disconnect' then reconnect, and then the browser will work again. So, it seems there's some kind of conflict.

I'll make another post for the sound problem. Thanks.

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Re: Can't find drivers, hardware problems

Postby jamminjames » Thu May 01, 2014 5:33 pm

Making another post with a better title for the wireless adapter problem.


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