Does Ghost do wireless?

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Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby lizbeth » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:06 pm

i installed ok but i have no wifi. does ghost do wireless?
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby ericbsd » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:44 am

Yes, but only with supported WiFi card.
This might help you http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php?title=FAQ#Network.
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby lizbeth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:18 am

Thanks! I did read that and it appears my device is not supported... Hmmm. Now what to do?
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby lizbeth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:24 am

Can I use the Linux driver from lmde?
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby bsdkeith » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:57 am

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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby lizbeth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:00 pm

ok i got the driver from here http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/dow ... #RTL8188CE

its the rtl8188ce and it has a linux kernel driver. can i use this in bsd?
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby bsdkeith » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:31 pm

Linux drivers don't normally work on BSD, but you can try, (the kernels are quite different).
I don't think there will be any harm in trying, put it into the 'firmware' directory & reboot.
If it works you're lucky, if it doesn't, just delete it.
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby lizbeth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:36 pm

Well I d/l'd the file to my Linux drive but I can't seem to mount it that drive in bsd. I'm familiar with fstab in Linux and usu get a uuid from gparted, though I see the fstab in ghost is different. I tried using ada1 as the drive Id for the dev/label/ but that didn't work. Was looking through the documentation but it's scarce for ghost. I tried to mount the ada1 partition during setup but it wanted to format the drive. Ps I'm working with ghost 4 rc1. Free bsd documentation was a bit different and was as clear as mud as how to mount a drive. If you have some pointers, I'd sure be willing to listen.

Is ndis installed by default with ghost or will I have to build it from source?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Does Ghost do wireless?

Postby bsdkeith » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:08 am

I don't know if NDIS is in GhostBSD as standard, but I doubt it. Never having had to use it myself, I can only point you to info.

Mounting a Linux partition from BSD can be tricky as not all Linux filesystems are supported. Basically the syntax is the same :-
mount <drive> -t <filesystem> <mount-point>

Only ext2fs is mountable from BSD normally, but you my be lucky if you use the read-only option (-o ro).
If you want to transfer data between the systems, using a FAT formatted pendrive works best for me.
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