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Author Topic: Linux Video Tutorials on VectorLinux. (Independent effort..for the time being.)  (Read 63005 times)

Daniel

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I like the new look for OpenSourceBistro.com. (especially the search function) What exactly is the "Bounty" thing at the bottom of the screen though? BTW it mentions MythTV but which one? And the one I see on sourceforge doesn't appear to have any files yet.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2009, 06:32:49 pm by Daniel »
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Hey, Daniel.
Glad you liked the new look. That's where a lot of my spare time has been going.  I got the idea of the bounty by seeing things like this..
http://wii.qj.net/The-Wii-Linux-Bounty-Boot-Linux-on-Wii-win-500-bucks/pg/49/aid/90101
or this...
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=76696
and considering the popularity of MythTV as an open source PVR, I though it a good place to start.  I'll try and provide more details, when interested parties email.  It will be interesting to see if anything gets going.  Interesting but not the major focus.  I hope to use the site for the primary purposes of 1) Spreading the word about VectorLinux (in a way it's a bit of a fan site, but I don't want it to look that way.) and 2) To provide easy to follow tutorials for any new Linux user.

I did a bit of an experiment with Twitter and identi.ca and microbloged a number of the tutorials with tag lines of 'linux' 'slackware' 'screencast' and  'Installing Virtual-Box' or whatever the topic was.  It worked great, before the end of the week I was already getting more hits from Twitter than from the VectorLinux forums (where I'm just preaching to the converted).  So I can at the very least see this spreading a little name recognition for VectorLinux. 

Also, I'm trying to work up the diggs for the site on Digg.com.  If anyones a member of digg search 'Vector Linux' and you'll see there is not a lot of articles with high digg numbers about Vector. 
again, Thanks for checking it out.  Still lots of work to do.
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Posted another tut, see the thread in the How to section.
Making a comment here to say I followed through with kidd's suggestions.  There is now a thread in LinuxQuestions.org plus I've now got 4 tut's up on Youtube, including this latest one. Viva la Vector!
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Great!

Btw, do you have your website being tracked by google analytics ? I'd be great if you could take a look in a few days/weeks , and tell us if there's any difference in your number of visits.

If you don't want to make this info public, it's perfectly understandable, so no worries.

Cya!

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The tutorials helped me immensely, thank you very much. :)
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The tutorials helped me immensely, thank you very much. :)

Glad to help.
If I ever put up a testimonial page I just might quote you. ;D

Let me know if there are any topics you want me to try an make a tut' on.
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Glad to help.
If I ever put up a testimonial page I just might quote you. ;D

Let me know if there are any topics you want me to try an make a tut' on.

I'd be honoured.

Between the tutorials at opensourcebistro.com and the vectorbie questions forum, there's nothing I haven't been able to get help with figuring out yet. Including that there's a good chance I should probably get a different video card.  ;) Vector linux is still running lightning fast here. I look forward to telling you when I get the quad core. I think I'll have a NVIDIA card in it.  ;D
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Little help please.
Daniel sent me a message suggesting ndiswrapper would be a good tutorial, so I made one.  Trouble is I really didn't know anything about ndiswrapper before I started, my wireless cards have all just worked so far.

So I was hoping some of the more experienced could watch the tutorial and let me know what I could add that would be beneficial to a newbie. (Include as much detail as possible.)

Tutorials here....
ndiswrapper tutorial beta-1

As you will see in the tutorial, everything goes well, right up to the new driver detecting the available wireless networks, but it will not connect.  It may just be the card, but I want to make sure it's not an error in the tutorial.
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The ndiswrapper video looks great, as do all your videos.
In the wpa_supplicant driver section there is an ndiswrapper option, IIRC wext is still prefered but ndiswrapper may get you connected if wext does not.

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Ahh! I did miss something.
Thanks Uelsk8s.
I'm giving it a try now.  Whether it works for this device or not it's worth adding to the tut.
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I have a wireless usb device that (I checked) is supported by ndiswrapper and I followed the instructions in the tutorial to install the windows driver and activate the interface but when I entered "ifconfig wlan0 up", it gave me this error: wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

Does anyone know what that means exactly? or how to fix it?
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Daniel, try and see if ndiswrapper was given a different number from the system.  Try...
ifconfig wlan1 up
ifconfig wlan2 up

also you can try and see if ndiswrapper configured correctly with
modprobe ndiswrapper
if that command does not give you an error than all is OK.

What pciid number does your card/usb device give you?  Maybe I can help google an answer if I had that info...I'm far from an expert.
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modprobe ndiswrapper gives me this error: FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
Apparently it's a problem with ndiswrapper. So then, what do I do to fix that?
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When you used the tutorial did you get any error messages during the following steps???

ndiswrapper -i /path/to/driver

ndiswrapper -m
(What do you see if you 'cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper' in the terminal.)

ndiswrapper -l

also what do you see when you 'modprobe -c | grep ndiswrapper'

Still courious as to what the pciid number of your device was?
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When you used the tutorial did you get any error messages during the following steps???

ndiswrapper -i /path/to/driver

Driver installation went fine.

ndiswrapper -m
(What do you see if you 'cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper' in the terminal.)

I see: alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

ndiswrapper -l

The device is shown as present and driver installed.

also what do you see when you 'modprobe -c | grep ndiswrapper'

I see: alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
          alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

Still courious as to what the pciid number of your device was?

I think this is the pciid number: 13B1:000B (I got it from looking at ndiswrapper -l)
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