[driverloader] wireless driver for centrino(TP-T41)

C Hamel vgm2 at sc2000.net
Sun Feb 15 13:24:27 EST 2004

On Sunday 15 February 2004 12:21, x86processor wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to know if I download and install the
> DriverLoader for the x86 kernel architecture for SuSE
> 9 on the IBM Thinkpad T41 using:
> rpm -ivh <filename>.rpm
> is it sufficient?
> Or, do I need to copy any files from the pre-installed
> windows xp system.
> I read in many reviews, that I shouldn't boot the
> laptop the first time (for installing linux) as the
> file-system will be converted into NTFS, which I do
> not want. I am planning to remove windows xp and
> install SuSE linux for the full system.

I also use SuSE 9 [Pro].  Before you eradicate your WindowsXP, find the 'inf' 
file for your wireless device, along w/the driver it uses.  You might want to 
copy them to other media, particularly if the driver is compressed on the 
installation/recovery  CD.  When you config the driverloader you will need 
these two items.  

Since I have a dual-boot situation I have the system load the driver from the 
XP partition.  I have not attempted writing the driver to Linux, then loading 
it.  Someone else may be able to address that.


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