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Re: [gNewSense-users] help!! wireless misery with Linksys WUSB54G ver.4

From: andrei raevsky
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] help!! wireless misery with Linksys WUSB54G ver.4
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 21:29:19 -0400

guys - I was the one who already posted about this before..  I just was stuck doing other stuff and I have deleted the relavant thread :-( I am becoming senile at age 43 I suppose )-:

anyways - I will  try this stuff out this week end and I will get back to you.

Many thanks,


On 3/22/07, Josh Martens <address@hidden> wrote:
Hey, I had the same problem and posted here about the fix.

Upgrade to a 686 kernel, that should fix it.

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 04:54:46PM -0400, andrei raevsky wrote:
> Hi friends,
> Once, only one time, the Linksys WUSB54G USB wireless adaptor worked on my
> computer with gNewSense.  Ever since, every time I try it freezes up the
> entire system (so I suspect a kernel panic).  The only time it worked I used
> ndiswrapper and the win32 drivers, but now it does not work with that
> either.  This particularly frustrating since the Linksys WUSB54G is
> recommended by the FSF are working with free software (and since they use
> gNewSense, that means it should work on my updated gNewSense also).
> My kernel is (according to 'uname -a'):
> Linux gNewSenseBox2 2.6.15-28-386 #1 PREEMPT Fri Feb 9 20:06:14 UTC 2007
> i686 GNU/Linux
> The version of the Linksys WUSB54G I use is ver. 4
> Also - I do not have wireless at home so I can only test when I go out.  And
> since each re-boot takes about 5min on my old machine, you can imagine how
> time consuming trying to fix this is.
> Also - I tried with Ubuntu 6.06 to see what would happen.  It freezes
> *exactly* at the same time as gNewSense does: I open the network
> configuration interface, It sees the adapter and it loads a driver, then I
> press 'activate connection' and after 1-2 seconds everything freezes.
> I really, really would appreciate some step by step advice to make this
> @^#%$!! device to work!
> Thanks in advance for any pointers,
> Andrei

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