[NBLUG/talk] New to Linux

Jippen cheetahmorph at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 15:16:09 PDT 2007

Wireless support in linux is a little annoying.
You'll most likely need to use a program called 'ndiswrapper' to load
the windows drivers.
is thier website

On 10/26/07, Milton Rojas <rojas at astound.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new at Linux and Unix for that matter, and come from the MS Windows
> world hoping to find a more stable platform, and save money by using free
> software. I'm not a technical person, but I'm not totally computer
> illiterate. I've managed to download and install Fedora 7 on an Intel based
> PC, which is about two years old, and am in the process of setting up a
> Hawking (HWP54G) wireless PCI card and an HP5P printer connected to a
> parallel port. Both of these components worked fine under Windows XP. I
> reformatted the hard drive when Fedora was installed.
> I'm having problems installing the wireless card driver because there is not
> one listed in the list of adapters. Is there a generic wireless card driver
> anyone knows about?
> Additionally, in trying to install the HP5P printer, after going through all
> the Add Printer wizard motions, when I get to the point of testing the
> printer, and after creating one, and the only, user ID, I get the following
> error message: "Authentication failed". I click on Retry, enter the valid
> password, but continue to get the failure message. Any clues?
> Sincerely,
> Milton
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