linux problem

  Ozy 22:45 07 Dec 08
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Ubuntu, and Mandriva, I have installed on a spare System.
Ubuntu was dead easy to enable wireless, type in the wap key
And it was away .
Mandriva is giving me trouble, click the network centre, it says
You do not have internet configured, go to mandriva control centre
for assistance.
In control centre, click setup a network, click it, then click wireless,
Click next, it sees my adaptor, below it, it says select network to configure, click it and click next, get an error box.
“some packages (kt73sub.firmware ) are required, but arnt available”
In mandriva one, these packages can be found.
The following component is missing.
/lib/firmware/rt73.bin
Can also be found at
Htt://rt2xoo.serialmonkey.com/
This I have downloaded onto my vista machine.
When I click on the zip file, it says it is corrupt,
(there is a list of files but no installer file )

  scotty 10:50 08 Dec 08

A couple of years ago I had a similar problem (can't remember which distro). There was a conflict between the distro's rt73 support and the version downloaded from serialmonkey. It was necessary to add the distro's drivers to a blacklist for the new drivers to work. See link for example explanation - click here

  Ozy 13:41 08 Dec 08

how do i get to the registry?
would you please explain what i have to do when i get there

  scotty 16:16 08 Dec 08

The registry is a windows "feature". Best bet is to google for rt73 blacklist and your operating system (e.g. Fedora 9) for instructions. Blacklisting involves editing a simple text file normally under su (SuperUser) which is sort of equivalent to Windows Administrator.

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