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Re: [trinity-users] PcLinuxOS TDE non-official remaster release ready to download!

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:59:25 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Baron wrote:

>>> [...]
>>> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>>> 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host (rev 11)
>>> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port
>>> (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
>>> 00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL
>>> Media IO] (rev 25)
>>> 00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus
>>> Controller
>>> 00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
>>> 00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems
>>> [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
>>> 00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1
>>> Controller (rev 0f)
>>> 00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1
>>> Controller (rev 0f)
>>> 00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0
>>> Controller
>>> 00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>>> SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
>>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
>>> 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
>>> No mention of anything wireless.
>> so it looks like the driver would run on a silicon graphics chip.
>> I just realized the better detector is
>> lshw -C network
>> do you know how to run this as root? it may not be necessary. let's
>> try it and see what it yields.
> Yes, no problem.  As root.
> bash: lshw: command not found
> Mmm.  Seems that lshw is not on my machine.
>> I'm getting the impression your chip isn't well supported but perhaps
>> someone else can chip in with knowledge of it.
>>> I've not had a chance to open up the machine to have a look at the
>>> card.
>> you don't have to.
>>> However I have got all the bits aside ready to build a new machine,
>>> its just having the time to put it all together then this one can
>>> be re-purposed.
>>> Thanks for your help.
>> not sure how far I can help but maybe a step or so on.
>> F.
> This machine has never run windows !  Its a "Packard Bell" that was
> formatted and Linux put on from the word go.  So I have no idea if the
> wireless adapter even functions.

do you have something called hwinfo installed, maybe under 

just trying to see what the operating system thinks is in your box.

my strategy, and maybe someone else can check it out, is to see what 
the software says is in your box, then see if there is a driver or 
something that can make use of it. there's also looking up the specs 
of the machine online


Felmon Davis

Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as virtue.  -- Bierce