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Author Topic: Belkin Wireless card not recognized in Vector 5.9 Light Edition  (Read 1847 times)

jeffcarbine

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Belkin Wireless card not recognized in Vector 5.9 Light Edition
« on: January 22, 2009, 08:26:19 pm »

I'm ruining Vector Linux 5.9 on a HP Laptop, Pentium 2, 98 Mb RAM. I was using Puppy Linux for a while on it, but it proved rather unreliable (whenever the laptop crashed or the battery died without my logging out, my system would no longer boot, so I would have to reinstall) when I found Light Edition and promptly installed it.

Problem: my wireless card that was previously recognized and accepted by Puppy won't work in Vector. I'm rather new to Linux, so I'm not sure what information I should provide you with, but it's a Belkin Wireless Notebook Network Card, F5D6020 version 3000. It's just about as old as the laptop.

So, how can I get this card to work?
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nightflier

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Re: Belkin Wireless card not recognized in Vector 5.9 Light Edition
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 11:11:38 pm »

If you can boot to Puppy and get the wireless card working, you can figure out what module is used. Does it boot off the CD okay?
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Rev

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Re: Belkin Wireless card not recognized in Vector 5.9 Light Edition
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 08:09:03 am »

I have a Belkin wireless card as well, and just installed Light 6.0 and vasm fired the card right up.
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