I'm trying to configure a new wifi adapter and it came with a cd to install the driver and I can't seem to get it to run the cd

Good evening all, I new to Linux Manjaro xfce and I am trying to get the Wi-Fi adapter cd to run so I can get the Wi-Fi up and running. I’m not sure how to run the cd so I can configure it. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you and God bless.

Hello @sleepy1 :wink:

Most likely on the CD are only Windows Drivers. So would be useless here.

Can you plug it in and run:
(open a terminal and type:)

lsusb -vt


inxi -Nazy

Please share the output. That would help us to figure out, what driver you need.

Commonly drivers are baked into the kernel, so no need to install extra drivers, but sometimes you need an extra module and if a DKMs (Dynamic Kernel Module) is available, then you install it.

PS: Not to confuse you: A “module” is the term on linux, which is equal to the term “driver” on windows.

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megavolt you are the best, It is working perfect. thank you very much. have a blessed day. at 62 years old this linux has been burning up my old brain. lol


Just for the record:

  1. Is the wifi adapter working?
  2. What was the problem?

Leaving us with such a comment and not providing any useful information (see above) would not help anyone. Please keep in mind that this is a public forum and we are not alone here.