Topic: wireless driver?
started by: tjwoosta
Posted by tjwoosta on Sep. 25 2008,20:05i made a bootable usb flash drive with damnsmalllinux ( i plan to use it mainly on my laptop)
the problem is that i cant get wireless (rtl8187b) or ethernet (rtl8101e) to work
on previous installs of DSL (with different hardware) the ethernet worked no problem on a fresh install
but whatever, im not really concerned about ethernet, i just want internet working
so i have a wireless driver for my wifi card that works perfectly on ubuntu but i have no idea if it will work on dsl
and to make things worse, i have no ethernet, so i cant download the drivers
my only option was to put the drivers on a cd-r
but now i have no idea how to mount my dvd-drive
please help me
Posted by curaga on Sep. 26 2008,10:39Your dvd-drive is one of /dev/hdX. Are you using DSL 4.x? In there you can mount either from the command line or by right-clicking any icon.
Are the drivers you mentioned Windows drivers (for ndiswrapper) or something else?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Sep. 26 2008,17:27You might need to compile it: < http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloa....n=false > (grab the compile-3.3.5.uci package from mydsl to build it)
For wireless, you'll probably need to use ndiswrapper. The native drivers (realtek's or kernel's) look like they are kernel 2.6 only.
Posted by Juanito on Sep. 27 2008,07:44My dvd shows as /dev/scd1 and is mounted by dsl-3.x as cdrom i.e. click on the mount tool "cdrom" to mount it. My cd drives (scsi) show as /dev/sr1 and /dev/sr2 and are mounted by dsl-3.x as cdrom1 and cdrom2
Posted by WDef on Sep. 27 2008,09:14
Just a reminder that kernel modules should be compiled with the same version of gcc that the running kernel was compiled with (normally gcc 2.95 for dsl's shipped 2.4.31 kernel).
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Sep. 27 2008,21:14Right, good reminder :P