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I have a Gateway 7415 laptop with Mandriva 2006 free on it and have just purchased a Sierra 881 wireless internet PC card from AT&T. The purpose of this was to be completely mobile but Mandriva obviously does not like the card. It will not boot up with it in the laptop. Is there anything that I should do prior to inserting the card while I'm in Mandriva?

 

I am still a newbie with Linux so keep it simple as possible. I'm hoping it is something very simple anyway.

 

If there is already a posting of this issue just point me in that direction.

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With the card connected, can you open a console window, and then type this:

 

su (enter root password when prompted)
lspci

 

so we can see some more info on the card. You can also do a:

 

lspci -v

 

which would give a little more info, but for now some basic lspci info should help us find out more. If it's a usb attached device, then use lsusb instead of lspci.

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Will not boot with it in and it shuts down when you insert it. At this point, it looks like there needs to be a hardware set-up prior to installing the card.

 

Hate to admit it. The card does work in win xp.

 

 

With the card connected, can you open a console window, and then type this:

 

su (enter root password when prompted)
lspci

 

so we can see some more info on the card. You can also do a:

 

lspci -v

 

which would give a little more info, but for now some basic lspci info should help us find out more. If it's a usb attached device, then use lsusb instead of lspci.

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Sounds like 2008 is the answer. Even the sierra drivers are for a more up to date kernel than I have.

 

I loaded the AT&T software for xp.

 

Thanks everybody.

 

 

Did it work in XP without installing any extra software? Have you installed any updates for XP since 2006?

 

Have you even tried the instructions I've linked for you? :)

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