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trucmuche Offline

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Posted: May 01 2008,14:16 QUOTE

Hello everybody,
I own an old Toshiba Satellite S2800-100, with neither ethernet nor  wifi connections. I am now posting using WinME and a D-Link DWL-G122 USB adapter.
I woiuld like to install Linux on this machine, and it seems that only DSL will fit in the small memory. My problem is with the internet connection.
I have tried copying the drivers from the D-Link CD and running ndiswrapper. Here is what I did

*$ ndiswrapper -l
No drivers installed
*$ ndiswrapper -i wlan0/dr71wu.inf
Installing dr71wu
*$ ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
dr71wu           driver installed,  hardware present
*$modprobe ndiswrapper
lo       no wireless extensions
*$ iwconfig wlan0 essid Livebox-22bc
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A):
  SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.

Can somebody tell me what I did wrong ?

Another method would be to use the native Linux driver rt73. However, this software must be compiled, and I fail to find "make" in the DSL distribution; is it present and where?
Thanks in advance for any hint.
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Posted: May 01 2008,15:22 QUOTE

As a tiny distro DSL does not have compiling tools in the base - they are available as extensions, pick either gcc1-with-libs or compile-3.3.5. You might need the kernelsource extension also (for the kernel headers), if they aren't enough, you need also the full kernel source from

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Posted: May 01 2008,16:37 QUOTE

Check the ndiswrapper list pages - there are usually reports on which drivers will work, etc.

afaik there has been several attempts on the native rt73 driver.  Try a forum search if you need more help or if you want to try to see if there's a precompiled binary.
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