September 9th, 2008, 04:07 PM #1
Intel PRO Wireless 3945 driver installation aid needed
Hey fellow TechIMOers. I could use help installing an Intel wireless driver.
I have a Lenovo y410, with an Intel Wireless PRO 3945 driver.
I installed the Mandriva 2009 RC1 DVD Free Edition, and apparently that doesn't include a wireless driver for the 3945. So, I downloaded the driver from the given site, but I was unable to remember how to install a .tar file. I'm too used to the Add/Remove.
And, as there isn't a free ethernet jack here, I was wondering how to install the file.
Or, if someone could give me a link to a RPM that is compatible to the said OS, that would be appreciated.
As always, thank you for the help.
September 11th, 2008, 11:41 PM #2
use file-roller and extract that tar file - of if you like the command line enter tar -xf.
then CD into the directory where the extracted files are and check out the install instrcutions.Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
November 13th, 2008, 02:00 PM #3
basically the solution I came up with was to install 8.10 alpha.
Now running 8.10 official. I am liking how Ubuntu continues to improve native driver support.
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