[driverloader] CLI web browser & driverloader install
linuxhippy at verizon.net
Thu Mar 8 19:24:27 EST 2007
The 2nd option worked well with my Belkin PCI Wireless 802.11 b/g F5D7001 version 1212 card. I copied my 3 driver files (bcm43xx.cat, bcmwl5.inf,
and bcmwl5.sys) to /var/lib/driverloader. I got no errors and then loaded driverloader with dldrstop and dldrconfig -i.
I then got a nice little chart showing that my wireless device was on eth1 and using the bcm43xx driver but that no license was there.
dldrconfig --license solved that and then I was set. Using dhcpcd eth1 gave me an IP address and now I'm surfing!
Thanks for all the help Jonathan!
Pentium 1 Tower/Server
Slackware 11 Linux
Belkin Wireless 802.11 b/g F5D7001 1212 PCI card
On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 11:43:02 -0500
"Linuxant support (Jonathan)" <support at linuxant.com> wrote:
you have 2 options. The easiest and recommended one is if you have a
machine with a graphical browser on your LAN, you could enable access to
the Web Configurator to outside machines with the 'dldrconfig --webconf'
command in a root shell. You will now be able to access the Web
Configurator on the other machine at
http://<driverloader_machine_IP>:18020. The Web Configurator is
protected by a password, so it's relatively secure for a trusted LAN usage.
Alternatively, you could manually copy the Windows XP driver (INF and
SYS files, it is possible that other files are required depending on the
driver). You should copy these files in the /var/lib/driverloader
directory. It is also important that you convert all the file names to
lower cases. Then, reload the DriverLoader module with the following
commands in a root shell:
Finally, a license can be installed with the 'dldrconfig --license'
command in a root shell.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Marty Huntzberry wrote:
> took me a while, but now I'm working on this again. I started the installer in tty and it finished with this:
> Package installation was sucessful. To complete the installation, please
> point your browser to the Web Configurator at http://127.0.0.1:18020. You
> do not need an active Internet access in order to access the Web Configurator.
> Since lynx is out, how do I do this without an X session? I also have links.
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2007 16:08:45 -0500
> "Linuxant support (Jonathan)" <support at linuxant.com> wrote:
> lynx is not tested not supported and the layout will probably be quite
> horrible since it was designed for graphical browsers.
> You should start the installer with the following command:
> sh dldrinstall.run -- --tty
> This will launch the terminal (text) based version of the installer
> which have all the features of the graphical, browser based ones.
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> support at linuxant.com
> linuxhippy at verizon.net wrote:
>> I now have my pc setup with Slackware 11 on an old pc that acts as a server. I did not install a GUI session so I cannot install driverloader with Firefox at the end (it asks you for the Win drivers). I can browse the webs with a CLI or text interface with Lynx. How do I install driverloader with Lynx?
>> I found this on the Driverloader Advanced Install options page:
>> --browser <name> Use a specific web browser to do the installation. If the requested browser is not installed or cannot be started, the installer will abort. The list of supported browsers is:
>> Example: sh dldrinstall.run -- --browser konqueror
>> Can I use lynx as an option?
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