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albert s
July 12th, 2009, 09:45 PM
i have tried to use a wireless card in my pc, tried 3 different pci slots, but ubuntu simply wont even boot up with it plugged in!
all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer in the middle of it.
works fine with just an ethernet card in.
the wireless is
TP-LINK TL-WN353G

any ideas,?
or do i just wait till my rosewill usb dongle arrives?

ubuntu 9.04 jaunty

albert s
July 12th, 2009, 09:53 PM
just a thought, can i use my ethernet port and link to my laptop (windoze xp) via a router and use that method to get on the internet with my ubuntu pc?
or is that just a really stupid idea?

LewRockwell
July 12th, 2009, 10:06 PM
i have tried to use a wireless card in my pc, tried 3 different pci slots, but ubuntu simply wont even boot up with it plugged in!
all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer in the middle of it.
works fine with just an ethernet card in.
the wireless is
TP-LINK TL-WN353G

any ideas,?
or do i just wait till my rosewill usb dongle arrives?

ubuntu 9.04 jaunty

You might consider checking out your BIOS boot device order

For example, if the BIOS considers the wireless card to be a network card...AND the BIOS is set to boot from the network...then it might cause a problem

just a thought...

(have you had the wireless card working in this machine before?)

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albert s
July 12th, 2009, 10:09 PM
not had it in this machine before,
its brand new, one a friend had excess so gave it to me to try,
pc deffo boots from CD first (to put my ubuntu on it) so will check now for boot order, thanks.

LewRockwell
July 12th, 2009, 10:16 PM
not had it in this machine before,
its brand new, one a friend had excess so gave it to me to try,
pc deffo boots from CD first (to put my ubuntu on it) so will check now for boot order, thanks.

if you've never seen THAT specific card work before, then don't assume that it isn't defective...

it's not that I doubt your proficiency but are you sure the card and slot are correct?

this might help give you an idea of what to look for:

http://www.directron.com/expressguide.html

still thinking...

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albert s
July 12th, 2009, 10:23 PM
as you say, could be a faulty card, even though it was sealed when my friend gave it to me.
yes, it is definately the correct slot and card, the friend that gave me the card had a look inside my pc to put a bigger HD in it for me,(he knows a bit about more than me.(not hard, i know zilch!)
my PC is pentium celeron, 2.6gHz if that is a difference

LewRockwell
July 12th, 2009, 10:28 PM
I have only had PCI card starting issues after the cards had been subjected to a lightning strike

I don't think that's a factor in your case

still, it is HIGHLY suspicious that a brand new card would bugger your machine

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albert s
July 12th, 2009, 10:38 PM
ive gave up, works fine with the ethernet card in the exact same slot,
so will just wait for the rosewill dongle to arrive,(as suggested to me by someone on this fine forum)
if i carry on trying this i will end up losing the will to live.!!!!!

albert s
July 12th, 2009, 10:47 PM
the card works fine on a windoze xp machine,
just been next door and my neighbour put it in his machine for me, loaded up the cd driver and bam, away it went and found my wireless network.!

albert s
July 12th, 2009, 10:56 PM
right, next door neighbour has come round and tried an XP hard drive in my pc and the wireless card works fine in that as well,
but ubuntu simply refuses to boot,
just sits with a black screen and the pointer in the middle.
I really am giving up now.

LewRockwell
July 12th, 2009, 11:36 PM
the card works fine on a windoze xp machine,
just been next door and my neighbour put it in his machine for me, loaded up the cd driver and bam, away it went and found my wireless network.!

http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=115

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1042803

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albert s
July 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
thanks for all your help,
looks like it SHOULD work ok, but for reasons unknown it doesnt.
will just have to wait for my dongle to arrive.