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#1 pa_trick

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 09:57 PM

I've succesfully installed SuSE 8.1 (build 2.4.19) on a 586 platform. I know I
should be usinga more current build, but this is the one that I have.

I purchased a Net Gear WG121 as an inexpensive option to get around cabling
problems in this old house and am using it successfully on the Windows XP
laptop, but want to have it on the linx server instead. Since the windows
drivers from the vendor CD-ROM work correctly on the laptop, I have used them
on the SuSE system. I am a Linux newbie hesitant to compile source so have
been try to work with RPMs only. Here is what I have done:

After spending 2 days reading about configuration problems with this system, I
came across a message posted that suggested the
http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/ RPM would solve the issue about USB 2.0
support for Prism GT chipsets which is the chipset that
http://www.linux-wla...dapters.html.gz identified for the WG121.

I used the YaST control panel for netowrks to add a new ethernet adapter and
then modified the ifcfg file to complete the channel and frequecy as follows:

BOOTPROTO='dhcp'
REMOTE_IPADDR=''
LABEL='wg121'
STARTMODE='hotplug'
UNIQUE=''
WIRELESS='yes'
WIRELESS_ESSID='emp48'
WIRELESS_KEY=''
WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
WIRELESS_NICK='wg121'
WIRELESS_NWID=''
DHCLIENT_MODIFY_RESOLV_CONF='yes'
DHCLIENT_SET_DEFAULT_ROUTE='yes'

Note: the machine also has an internal 10/100 ethernet card which is what is allowing
this connection to work

I down loaded the driverloader from linuxant and installed it with YaST. Then
in /usr/sbin I executed dldrconfig and to the default responses to the script then
open browser to 127.0.0.1:18020/ to load inf files from the Vendor CD-ROM. This all
worked fine after a couple trial runs but the Driverloader indicates it cannot find
the device (reasonable as it was not plugged in) so I restarted the system to ensure
that all of the changes were saved. The boot came up with only one message:

mtrr: no more MTRRs available

My /var/lib/driverloader currently contains:

wg121nd5.sys
wg121nd4.inf

Now for the big test, I plug the WG121 into the USB port and lights come on and the
System freezes. I do not get a log file entry to tell me what might be going wrong.

Can anyone help give me some ideas as to where to go next? Am I making some stupid newbie mistakes?

Thanks
Patrick

#2 matrix3000k

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 08:24 PM

about the driverloader i had the same problem it turned out that i downloaded the wrong version for my kernel. doubble check and make sure that you downloaded the write kernel version of driverloader from linuxant. i am using their software as well i and it works great. like i said if you downloaded the wrong kernel version it will NOT work. check on that install the right kernel version and the drivers should load successfully. i also checked your ifcfg file everything seems to correct in that file. let me know what happens.

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