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Olm
 Posted: Jul 16 2015, 03:38 PM
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Hey guys, back again to leach information.

I'm using a USB Edimax EW-7811UN model wireless adapter. I recently downgraded to SL 6 for both Gnome 2 and the variety of pre-built packages available.

In SL 7, my adapter worked out of the box, but in SL 6, it isn't recognised. I downloaded the driver software and ran the "install" function, but it still doesn't work.

Any ideas?
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redman
 Posted: Jul 17 2015, 05:57 AM
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SL6 is an old platform and will lack drivers that are present in SL7.

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Olm
 Posted: Jul 17 2015, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (redman @ Jul 17 2015, 05:57 AM)
SL6 is an old platform and will lack drivers that are present in SL7.


Right, I just liked the stability and package support, and will go back later. That said, are there any fixes you would recommend, beyond going to SL 7?
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helikaon
 Posted: Jul 18 2015, 11:23 AM
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Hi there Olm,
in such case it's harder to come up with some 'step by step' solution. I dont have that usb wifi you use, so it's hard / not possible to replicate the problem exactly.

I think it would help, if you would post more details about what you exactly did, where you did download the driver from, and paste output of your install effort.

Also great help always is to watch your /var/log/messages after you plug in the usb wifi card.

try (run in terminal as root)
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tail -f /var/log/messages

and then plug in the usb in and watch what it writes .... if there is problem, you should see errors.

If you know the kernel module (driver) it is supposed to load, check for it:
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lsmod | grep -i modulename


if not present, insert it via
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modprobe modulename


happy hunting :]


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