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james.euless
April 10th, 2010, 10:35 PM
I have older hardware that apparently is very difficult to get working with Ubuntu. After a couple of days researching and tinkering, this is what I found.

My wireless adapter is a Trendent TEW-444UB. The instructions on how to get the driver to work is found here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

It is not made clear, you need all three of the files for it to work.

2.2.1. Currently Supported Releases
1.For 9.10 Karmic Koala
a.http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/misc/ndiswrapper-common
b.http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/misc/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
c.http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/net/ndisgtk
And the manufacturers driver is found here: http://www.trendnet.com/

Follow the instructions on the ndiswrapper and it should all work out. I did have a little trouble getting Ubuntu to recognize the adapter on startup, but a couple of restarts seems to have cured that.

The next problem I had was poor resolution caused by old graphics card. I use NV11DDR [GeForce2 MX200]. The way I found that out was to go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and run lspci. Somewhere down there you'll see VGA compatible controller: and that is the card. Next, there seemed to be all kinds of ideas on how to make this work. ENVY did nothing for me. In fact, I could not get it to load.

The answer was pretty simple:
1.Application > Ubuntu Software Center > Search Nvidia
2.Download NVidia binary X.Org driver ('version 96' driver)
3.Download NVIDIA X Server Settings
4.System > Administration > Hardware Driver.
5.It should load the new driver, and all you to use the NVIDIA X Server setting to manage your resolution.
6.There is probably a reboot in there somewhere too to get all the hardware recognized.

That's it. It only takes about an hour if you know all the steps.