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#1 2013-04-25 20:53:32

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Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

Hi  smile

Having to buy a WiFi adapter I'm trying to determine which of them can work smoothley in #!

Well..ASUS provides a driver and support for "Linux Kernel 2.6 (Support Ubuntu only)"

https://www.asus.com/Networking/PCEN53/#specifications

So noob me has a question - practically - will this driver work smoothly with #!? since both Ubuntu and #! are Debain based?

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#2 2013-04-25 21:08:13

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=152960
hmmm, doesn't look good for the arch guys.

you might have better luck, we have the wifi whisperer....

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#3 2013-04-25 21:49:52

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

Personally, I would rather shoot a puppy than buy a Ralink card of any kind. If you want 100 percent guaranteed support with Linux, go for Realtek or Asus.

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#4 2013-04-25 22:01:46

wuxmedia
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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

^ so that's both then? shoot a puppy -and- buy an ASUS card? ]:D
hardcore.

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#5 2013-04-25 23:54:43

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

@wuxmedia

Hey   big_smile

Thanks, I read the thread and seems some guy made a patch around the problem..

@el_koraco

Ok, PCE-N15 Has a Realtek chip smile that would seem to do.

I have a question and hopefully no one here will facepalm too hard.

There's a driver for the chipset on Asus's site, and a driver for the card on Realtek's site.

I have zero knowledge about it..obviously..

I don't get it. what happened to one driver for one device, under god?  neutral

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#6 2013-04-26 00:00:38

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

el_koraco wrote:

Personally, I would rather shoot a puppy than buy a Ralink card of any kind. If you want 100 percent guaranteed support with Linux, go for Realtek or Asus.

Strange. I have a Ralink dongle that I always use when my B43xx isn`t working out of the box. That Ralink Dongle has yet to fail me, it works out of the box with absolutely everything, and is a nice temporary solution until I get the Broadcom wifi fixed.

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#7 2013-04-26 07:11:02

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

Jeez, I'm sorry, these are USB adapters, right? These are somewhat more troublesome, no matter the manufacturer. According to Google, the one you mention should work out of the box, but there are no guarantees, as Debian has its policy regarding firmware. From what I'm reading, D-Link's adapters are pretty well supported, but count all of my suggestions out, as I don't have any means of checking.

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#8 2013-04-26 08:38:24

wuxmedia
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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

From what I remember the op wants a PCI card.
I only have Google to go by.
Everything dlink has been superb.
sometimes trawling the user reviews on shopping sites help.

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#9 2013-04-26 11:18:05

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

el_koraco wrote:

Jeez, I'm sorry, these are USB adapters, right? These are somewhat more troublesome, no matter the manufacturer. According to Google, the one you mention should work out of the box, but there are no guarantees, as Debian has its policy regarding firmware. From what I'm reading, D-Link's adapters are pretty well supported, but count all of my suggestions out, as I don't have any means of checking.

Yes, that`s correct. But there are no 100% guarantee with Realtek either, as some of them also needs non-free firmware.


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#10 2013-04-26 12:19:06

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

1st off lmao El_. tongue

2nd off ... #!'s latest is @ what kernel ... 3.2ish ? Plus Corenominal already includes nonfree firmware. Those should equal joy for many people ... ? Failing that, buy your hardware components from a good supplier w a good return policy and if the sucker doesn't work send it back.

Never really gotten to know much about buntu @ least not technically. Haven't used it, don't want to. Judging from what people here have said over n over ... Wouldn't rely on mixing #! + buntu or Debian + buntu. Wifi thingy doesn't work out of box ... Perhaps upgrade kernel and see if that helps. Barring that ... good return policies are a good thing regardless ???

More questions, than answers ... Sighs.


Vll! smile

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-04-26 12:20:56)


Some common cbiz abbreviations. This will save me time and yet @ same time tell folks what the babble is supposed to mean.

Vll ! = ( Viva la gnu/Linux !)    Vl#!! = ( Viva la #! !)    Last but not least, UD ... OD ! = ( Use Debian ... or die !) tongue

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#11 2013-04-26 13:28:03

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Re: Will an official driver for Ubuntu work on #!?

The Arch work should be applicable to the stock driver, as it's a pointer reallocation.  There's a lot of guess work involved in this, as I don't have the hardware to test it on.  It does require having the kernel headers for your release, so be sure to use those.

If this is about buying a new card...there are WAY better options than this.

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