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Friday, July 6, 2007

Linux Live Boot on Notebook with Wireless Cont

Having got wireless to work on PCLinuxOS 2007 on notebook, see previous post, I then set about trying to get USB to work.

After some Google activity I found reference to NOAPIC and ACPI=OFF commands that you ca add as Linux boot parameters by pressing Tab key when CD gives various boot options. APIC effects how IRQs are shared out and ACPI controls power management. Various entries had suggested that they can cause problems.

Sure enough if I add EITHER the USB works as it should, however I cannot then get the wireless to work. When PCLinuxOS starts it goes into its network routines and now does not find driver for my wireless inbuilt into Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L7310GW. This it correctly recognises as
Atheros Communications 802.11b/g Wireless PCI Adapter.

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