[driverloader] How to use DriverLoader ?
tootek2 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 26 14:09:15 EST 2004
--- Mathieu Cattafesta <mathieu at cattafesta.com> wrote:
> I am a new Linux user and I have just installed
> Mandrake 10.1 on my
> notebook, a Dell Inspiron 8600 with Dell Truemobile
> 1300 as Wireless card.
If you're really a linux newbie, I suggest you
purchase RUNNING LINUX, 4th edition by O'Reilly Press.
> Everything is ok except the wifi with WPA. Searching
> on the net, I have
> found your product and I have downloaded the trial.
> I installed it and I
> configure it. It was OK. However, the connexion
> doesn't work. The interface
> does not seem to be recognized.
Driverloader doesn't support WPA directly. You'll
need to download wpa_supplicant, compile and configure
it. Version 0.2.3 is available on the Linuxant web
site, but the latest version is 0.2.5. The master
wpa_supplicant webpage is
> Could you tell me how to configure the wifi
> connexion using your product.
> Also, how do we install the WPA components ?
Have you tried connecting with WPA turned off on your
wireless router? I've NEVER been able to connect on a
new install of driverloader without encryption turned
off the first time. (You'll also have to set "SSID
Broadcast" to ON on your router. wpa_supplicant
doesn't seem to work without this being on.) Then,
while connected, I turn on WPA, run wpa_supplicant
with the proper configure file. Most of the time
wpa_supplicant authenticates, and you're on your way.
But sometimes, it doesn't authenticate and/or doesn't
pass the IP and gateway addresses to the wireless
card. In such cases, I've found running
wpa_supplicant in the "wait" and "background" mode
(-Bw) as part of the boot sequence before ANY network
stuff is started usually works.
> Finally, in the cas it is not ok, how is it possible
> to uninstall
> DriverLoader ?
Yes. If you used the rpm package, then rpm -e
[packagename] in a terminal window should do it or the
Mandrake package manager should work, too.
In a terminal window type -- man rpm -- for the
details on using rpm.
If, however, you used the tar.gz file.... Read the
docs in the archive. I don't remember, if there is an
uninstall script, but I think there is. Just run it
and driverloader will be gone.
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