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zerogood 09-02-2004 04:25 PM

not recognizing hardware is plugged in
 
i have a netgear MA111 and i know that there are many forums and howto's on this site and others about how to install the drivers. well i've done that i used the wlan driver 0.2.1 pre 14 rpm file and i ran it and it installed fine. but now i was wondering how i see if it even detects that my wireless card is even plugged in? is there a message thats suppose to popup or something? is there something that i can type in a terminal to see if it detects its plugged in? i'm running linux redhat 9 kernel version is 2.4.20-8 i believe.

leonscape 09-02-2004 05:52 PM

grep your system and boot logs to see if its been recognized. also do you use dhcp or static networking?

zerogood 09-02-2004 07:08 PM

i'm a noob how do i grep my system and bootlogs ?

leonscape 09-02-2004 07:15 PM

Login as root and type the following

grep ma111 /var/log/syslog

also try /var/log/messages, and dmesg as the last argument.

Electro 09-03-2004 04:33 AM

If you want to see what is happening when you insert and disconnect new devices into your computer, type "tail -f /var/log/messsages". Use man or info to understand what tail and grep does.


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