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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: drivers Reply with quote

hi everyone,

does all hardware, work with linux?

i assume it does and that the problem people are having, is they do not have the correct drivers.

i am currently looking for drivers for my wireless so i can use the internet when i put in my live cd's and finally make a permanant move to linux.

i have D-Link G630 wireless card and if anyone knows of anywhere to download the correct drivers, god bless you

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with most modern operating systems, hardware will work if there's a suitable driver to handle the communication between the device and the OS.
Ever tried to install a 21st century USB printer on a 1990's Windows NT4 ? even if the machine has a USB port, you'll be lucky to find a driver ... and until you do, that printer won't work on the NT4.

Problem with Linux is that not every piece of hardware has a suitable driver, often because the manufacturer chooses not to create Linux drivers and refuses the give the necessary information to those people that would be willing to make one. Even then, programmers often succeed in creating a working driver.

Google for D-Link G630 wireless card linux driver
and the first hit will get you
[url] http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/DlinkCard#head-6d8b7c50527999eb4d151718415fd3a00810fde1 [/url]
: Which D-Link wireless adapters have Linux drivers available?
Bless Google

If you can't find a linux driver: there's a workaround with NDIS (Microsoft's preferred network driver format) - I've heard people here mention it but I don't know how it works.
(Anyone step in ?)
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