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Hi all,

I recently bought a D-Link DWA 643 to try out Aircrack using Backtrack 3.

According to a number of sites, this card is compatible with Aircrack, and I *think* that the drivers are bundled with Backtrack 3.  But when I plug in the card (it's an Expresscard), Backtrack does not see it (according to iwconfig), and it will not boot at all if the card is plugged in.  I've tried booting in safe mode and the system hangs just after "pci interrupt 0000 01 0a.0[a]".

My laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1450G.

Can anyone suggest how I could get Backtrack to recognise this card?

I should also explain that I am a total newbie to Linux, so I'd greatly appreciate if you could answer as if you were speaking to a five-year old!

Thanks,

Paul.
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by:Tobias
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Hi !

Yes normally your card must work with backtrack and aircrack.

Could give me the result of this command :

lspci

Thanks
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by:paulc2000
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

when I type lspci I get:

bt ~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
01:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
bt ~ #    
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Tobias earned 2000 total points
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Hi !

Try to put this in option of boot (instead of just press Enter) :

noacpi
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by:paulc2000
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Hi, that did!

it asks me to log in with 'root' and 'toor' now, and start KDE manually, but I can live with that!

Many thanks!

Paul
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