[driverloader] Installing driverloader on Ubuntu 5.04?
scott.finnie at virgin.net
Wed Jun 15 21:27:34 EDT 2005
Thanks for the advice. iwconfig does indeed see the card and report it
being there although doesn't show an allocated IP address. Also checked
the gnome network config tool (in Ubuntu's System->admin menu) which
says the interface is up, but it's lying :-)
Machine also hangs on boot (usually, although not all the time). Gets
to "configuring network interfaces" and pauses for while (~30 secs)
then says "Loading cardbus mgr" and freezes. Don't think its hardware
as it all worked OK under Mandrake 10.1
I'm not sure where to go from here; any suggestions much appreciated.
Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
> it's normal that you do not see the wireless interface in the output
> of the 'ifconfig' command as long as the wireless interface is not up.
> However, even if the wireless interface is down, if the DriverLoader
> installation and configuration was successful, you should be able to
> see the wireless interface in the output of the 'iwconfig' command in
> a root shell.
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> support at linuxant.com
> scoot wrote:
>> Thanks Jan,
>> Got the install done and the card now lights up green. Just need to
>> fnd out why it doesn't work (no entry shown for it in ifconfig) but
>> that's tomorrow night's task.
>> - scoot.
>> Jan Milkin wrote:
>>> Ubuntu doesn't actually disable root. I use root all the time on my
>>> Ubuntu box. However, it is geared toward sudo instead. So try using
>>> sudo to run dldrinstall (something like `sudo dldrinstall.run`). If
>>> you REALLY want root access then do `sudo passwd root` and then you
>>> can su to root.
>>> scoot wrote:
>>>> I have driverloader licensed & running successfully on my laptop
>>>> (Mandrake 10) but have installed ubuntu 5.04 now.
>>>> When I try to run dldrinstall.run it prompts for username & pwd,
>>>> indicating that root must be used. However, Ubuntu disables root,
>>>> using sudo instead - so my install stops there.
>>>> Any suggestions welcome...
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