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Re: [SLE] wireless working
  • From: C Hamel <vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 09:04:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405160904.30854.vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sunday 16 May 2004 00:19, Don W. Jenkins wrote:
> I had given up on getting my wireless card working in Linux, but then
> something happened. I don't know what. I had done all kinds of
> hand-stands to get a driver module for my Proxim wireless card, which I
> think has the Hermes II chip to compile first of all, and then load,
> but I couldn't get a distro to even see the card, so there wasn't much
> possiblity of getting any further with the process. I had feared this
> would sink my Linux affair after these six years, and finding Windows
> 2000 Server, which has been very solid and trouble free didn't help.
> Then with my fast wireless connection, I thought I'd try downloading
> SUSE's live ISO to try 9.1 personal. I specifically stuck with the
> personal version to keep with Kernel 2.4.*, aa the chip isn't supposed
> to work with 2.6. The ISO booted into KDE with no problem, and I found
> Yast2 and tried the Network device part, and lo and behold, it not only
> saw the card, it already had configured it! It was running. I browsed a
> while just to convince myself, and then I ordered a copy of SUSE 9.1
> Personal, which I installed yesterday. It installed pretty well, and
> true to form, it just sees and configures my wireless card and I can
> use it without doing anything else. I have no idea why SUSE can do
> this and others can't even find it. There were other odd things, like
> the CD1 was not the installation CD, but the live CD, and CD2 is the
> installation CD, contrary to the instructions. Could be frustrating to
> someone who didn't persist a little. And the sound module shows
> configured, but I get no sound, but that will get sorted out. I don't
> like RPM's, but I do like Linux and not Windows, and I do like being
> able to use my fast wireless connection.
>
> Don't know how it happens.
>
> Don J.
>
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> Don W. Jenkins
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Lucky you! Wish I could get my Broadcom working... but that's another post.
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