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    I have an rpm file that is for suse but i need to run it on a debian based distro. Has anybody got one to install and run successfully or is it not worth pursuing?


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    You can use alien to convert a rpm to deb file. but you can tell us the program and we can find you a precompile deb file for you.

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    the rpm file that i was thinking of using on an ubuntu install is in the url in the code box below..

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    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-65364


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    Ubuntu can store network profiles for you if that is your goal. Here is a link

    Idea #2813: "Network profiles" - Ubuntu brainstorm

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    am aware of that but i think the wifi adapter in my stinkpad is only happy when managed by its IBM supplied software. I am hoping that if i was able to use i might get a wifi connection on a T60P more than one time in 50 attempts...

    Will look into this alien product you have mentioned, thanks.


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    Can you tell me more about the wifi adapter in your labtop. If it is having problems connecting. I dont know if would have anything to do with storing network profiles? it might be if you are using ndiswrapper vs using native linux drivers.

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    well i can see the essid of all the networks around, I can see the signal strengths also and as stated I can sometimes even connect if the wind is blowing in the right direction... The wifi card is 'Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg, 2915abg, 3945bg, 3945abg, 4965ag, 4965agn Mini PCI adapter' and it works fine using Russix...


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    but when you use ubuntu, does it give you a prompt to enable the restricted drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps2chiper@gmail.com View Post
    but when you use ubuntu, does it give you a prompt to enable the restricted drivers?
    In Ubuntu you have a control panel to activate your NICs.

    It's a graphical user interface for Ndiswrapper.

    You can do it in the Terminal too if you want.

    However not all Windows (especially USB ) driver are supported.

    Check the Ndiswrapper site for supported models.
    IP Box HD 9000 2xS2 tuner

    Dreambox 7025-SS

    Smart MX 28-IDTE IQ 2040

    Sammy 9500-Sammy 9400-Sammy 9000

    Triax 120 cm-Titanium 2 LNB's


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    But for some intel I think they have native linux drivers that are in the restricted driver manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps2chiper@gmail.com View Post
    But for some intel I think they have native linux drivers that are in the restricted driver manager.
    They have, you are right. It depends, you have some restricted driver for Broadcom Chipsets and AVM (fritzbox) Nics.

    Generally the Intel (integrated or Mini PCI) are very well supported.
    IP Box HD 9000 2xS2 tuner

    Dreambox 7025-SS

    Smart MX 28-IDTE IQ 2040

    Sammy 9500-Sammy 9400-Sammy 9000

    Triax 120 cm-Titanium 2 LNB's


 

 

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