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Re: Debian Wireless Networks

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:09:26PM -0500, Leonid Grinberg wrote:
> Hello,
> A few hours ago, I have installed Debian Testing on a friend's laptop.
> The laptop came with Windows XP, and we agreed to make a dual boot of
> both. Most things work in Debian. There are a few problems, but by far
> the biggest and most important is the fact that it does not work at
> *all* with wireless networks. Unfortunately, neither I nor him know
> almost anything about the computer. We know that it has an AMD
> processor, and that's about it.
Probably not Intel Centrino then :(
> I know that it is really difficult to help not knowing even what
> wireless card he has, but could someone at least point me in the right
> direction? I suspect that a driver and/or kernel module is not
> installed or is not being started.
Boot Knoppix / Ubuntu live CD - see what they report. dmesg | less
will capture some of the stuff that scrolls off the screen as the
machine is booting. lspci - then google for ID's.



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