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Thread: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working (edit: now LNE100TX)

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    Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working (edit: now LNE100TX)

    I have a USB Wifi adapter with the ZyDAS ZD1211B chip, and the driver is with the minimal CD. But, when I click it in the driver list (not installing via command line, doing it via basic GUI) t just flashes and brings me back. So what's wrong with it?
    SEE POST #6
    Last edited by PCunicorn; July 8th, 2013 at 09:45 PM.

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    Re: Miniature CD, ZD1211 Not working

    What's wrong with it is that the driver CD was undoubtedly created for Windows. Windows .exes won't run on Ubuntu Linux. Don't try to put wheels from a Ford on my sleek black BMW!

    The driver zd1211rw is built-in but requires firmware which may not be included on a default install. Let's verify what you have before we make a mistake by guess-work. Please insert the device and then open a terminal Ctrl+Alt+t and run and post the results of these commands:
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    lsusb
    sudo modprobe zd1211rw
    dmesg | grep -i zd12
    lsb_release -d
    The pipe symbol | is on the right side of my US keyboard on the same key with \.

    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Miniature CD, ZD1211 Not working

    LOL, no not a driver miniature CD. I meant I am trying to install ubuntu with a minimal CD:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...tion/MinimalCD
    And I can't use my wifi adapter.

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    Re: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working

    The problem is that the Ubuntu Minimal CD is missing all the required wireless programs and libraries like iwconfig, iw, wireless-tools, ect... which you need to use your Wireless Stick. So you will need a wired connection to install Ubuntu from Minimal CD.
    Last edited by BreezyBrooke; July 8th, 2013 at 06:27 PM.

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    Re: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working

    Okay. I will have to move my PC then.

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    Re: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working

    I put in a LNE100TX ethernet card, and though it is supported with the Tulip module, when I click the Tulip module in the minimal CD, it just flashes. Auto detection says no ethernet detected.

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    Re: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working (edit: now LNE100TX)

    Please guys, this is urgent!

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    Re: Minimal CD, ZD1211 Not working (edit: now LNE100TX)

    I have a similar problem although a different driver. I am trying to figure this out but no luck to date. In my case, Ubuntu is not critical so I'm about ready to cut my losses and just dump it. Not much help to you, sorry!

    This may be of interest. Did not work for me, maybe too noob.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/6499/...g-installation
    Last edited by fredfillis; July 11th, 2013 at 02:24 PM.

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