Linux on Dialogue Flybook Howto - fuschlberger.net
The WLAN-chip used is a Prism2 / Prism2.5 / Prism3 on an internal USB bus. If you press Fn+F8 it is like plugging in a USB-WLAN-Stick.
For kernels 2.6
Download the latest version of linux-wlan-ng (at least ver. 0.2.1pre26),
compile and install the prism2_usb module (
For kernels 2.4
Download linux-wlan-ng (NB: there can be problems when compiling ver.
0.2.1pre26, in that case use 0.2.1pre25 instead), compile and install the
prism2_usb module (
Then load the module
To do this automatically at boot-time insert the name of the module into
Another possibility to automate the loading of the module is adding the
following line to
Finally configure the WLAN-settings in the files in /etc/wlan/ which are commented very well.
The WLAN firmware is not uploaded automatically as when inserting a
PCMCIA-card. Thus it might be necessary to run
I don't know if this is a general problem with USB-WLAN-sticks or just with the type used in the flybook. At least I found a solution, perhaps a little - ehm - creative, but it works ;-)
When using usbmgr:
(with hotplug everything may work out of the box or has to be configured
To bring the interface up automatically create a new (executable) file called
Insert the following line into
Now the file
If you find an easier way to automate this with usbmgr please send me an e-mail.
When switching off WLAN, simply press Fn+F8, to the flybook this is like plugging off an USB-WLAN-Stick and thus works perfectly well.
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