Originally Posted by bryanlg2000
yeah I do have windows Vista ......... I run it as dual boot................ is that a good thing to run it as dual boot????? with 2 operating systems...........
Its fine to run it as dual boot. Whatever suits your purposes.
Or at least that is the way it should be. The reason I asked is because a while back there was a problem with a (Linux) eithernet driver that would not work after a machine had run MS Windows. The MS software would leave the ethernet hardware in a state the Linux driver couldn't handle properly. I had thought this was fixed, but I recent thread I've replied to makes me not so sure.
Because this is so easy to test, I recommend you do so. What you need to do is unplug your computer. Simply turning it off is not sufficient. If the computer is a laptop, remove that battery. Leave it unplugged for maybe half a minute. You want to make sure it is plenty long enough for all of the circuitry to discharge. When you plug it back in, boot directly into Fedora and see if your problem has been fixed. If not, you probably don't have this problem and we need to troubleshoot further. In which case, please post what I requested in post #2.
EDIT: Since you are not networked yet, you might find it convenient to redirect the output of the command and (if you can) move it to the Windows partition or else copy it to a floppy or pendrive to get it either into Windows or to another computer you post from. To redirect:
ifconfig -a > somefilename