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Windows 8 to Zorin OS

by AlmostNewToLinux / March 1, 2013 12:51 AM PST

I have a friend that hated Windows 8 so i removed it and put Zorin OS on his lap top. I cannot install the driver for the wireless card. I ran the .exe hoping that it would work (no luck), so i pulled the .inf files from it and tried to install them using the driver installer in Zorin. It fails to install and shows an error code. I tried looking for proprietary drivers and only a graphics driver showed. I'm at a loss as to what to do. Please help.

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Clarification Request
by 3rdalbum / March 2, 2013 4:58 PM PST
In reply to: Windows 8 to Zorin OS

Most wireless cards don't require additional drivers on Linux. Did you try connecting first, before attempting to install the Windows driver?

The reason I ask is because once you've tried to install a Windows driver for wireless, the native Linux driver will be deactivated.

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Why must it be that Distro?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 12:56 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 8 to Zorin OS

The more seasoned folk have learned to try the other distro's. Those that can't change are often upset.

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I have Zorin
by itsdigger / March 1, 2013 5:45 AM PST
In reply to: Windows 8 to Zorin OS

it loaded the drivers automatically. Getting 144Mbps. Try rebooting

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I forgot to mention though
by itsdigger / March 1, 2013 5:48 AM PST
In reply to: I have Zorin

when I installed Zorin I used and ethernet connection and after rebooting it recognised my wireless

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I.T.'s Digger.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2013 6:00 AM PST

1. Is it plugged in?
2. Turned on?
3. Did you reboot?

Zorin is on a bootable USB stick here. Why? Because you suggested it. Looks pretty nice.

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