[FredLUG] Re: grub problem
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 11:37:45 EDT 2008
On Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 10:33:15AM -0400, Robert Lay (W9DMK) wrote:
> Of course - why not? It's just that I would not have thought to use
> menu.lst - Hi!
> I tried that and changed "Other" to "Windows XP" and changed 5 sec to 50 sec
> while I was at it.
> It works fine now.
> Tnx a million.
> Now I can start working on the big problem of getting my wireless interface
> device (Netgear WG-111-T) to work.
Ah, that's a Windows-only USB wireless adapater. :-( So you *can* get
it working with ndiswrapper, a hacky Linux package that basically
relies on known NDIS hooks in the wireless stack on Windows to run the
Windows drivers under Linux. It's fragile and ugly, but works for
most people. I googled for "fedora linux netgear ws111t" and found
this, which might help you:
I'm not sure their commands are quite right, since it looks to me like
you'd have to run them every time you boot. There may be other ways
to do it using udev and a file in /etc/modprobe.d/. But worth trying
Note there are quite a number of USB wireless adapters out there which
work out of the box on Fedora and other Linux distributions without
Belkin F5D7050 - $23 -
Edimax EW-7318USG - $30 -
If you're wondering why the Linux-compatible ones are usually a little
more expensive, it's because there are normally more expensive guts.
With Windows-only adapters, some of the functionality is stripped from
the unit itself and is handled by Windows instead, resulting in lower
manufacturer costs but (obviously) decreased compatibility. And don't
think for a moment Microsoft doesn't plan it that way. ;-)
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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