LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
splap
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Gateway NV44 Wireless Troubles with Fedora 11


Hey all,

This is my first day with Linux, I've installed Fedora 11, and I completed screwed up the installation and deleted Windows in the process. But that's besides the point, now I have Fedora 11, and I'm stuck with it.

Getting to the point: I have a Gateway NV44, and I can't connect to the wireless network. Yes, I'm a complete linux noob, so I think this may belong in the newbie forum, but it's also a laptop related question so I wasn't sure.

If anyone could PLEASE answer me, because I'm a website developper so I kind of really need the internet lol
 
Old 10-07-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,201

Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
OK find your wireless card with one of
lsusb - checks usb bus
lspci - checks pci bus
lspcmcia - checks card bus.
uname -r tells you the kernel version

Then go to http://www.linuxwireless.org and hunt for instructions.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 12:07 PM   #3
splap
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by business_kid View Post
OK find your wireless card with one of
lsusb - checks usb bus
lspci - checks pci bus
lspcmcia - checks card bus.
uname -r tells you the kernel version

Then go to http://www.linuxwireless.org and hunt for instructions.
Well I tried that, and the website isn't helping much. It just gives me a command to put in "lspci -vnn | grep 14e4" and then checka table to see if what I have is listed as either compatible or not. But it's not in the table.

When I use lsusb:

"Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b044 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0f62:1001 Acrox Technologies Co., Ltd Targus Mini Trackball Optical Mouse
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub"


when I use lspci :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)


And when I use lspcmcia I get nothing.

My kernel version is 2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586
 
Old 10-12-2009, 03:49 AM   #4
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,201

Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
No wireless device there. Perhaps 'network switching' is enabled in the bios.
That means if the nic works (I see a broadcom network card) the wireless is off, and vice versa. Sort that out and try again. Boot with no network connected to that nic
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #5
splap
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Posts: 18

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks, but how do I do that?

This should probably be in the newbie section considering that I'm quite the newbie haha
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #6
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 11,819

Rep: Reputation: 727Reputation: 727Reputation: 727Reputation: 727Reputation: 727Reputation: 727Reputation: 727
The RaLink RT2860 is the wireless adapter.
Try adding the respository (http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration) to yum, then install kmod-rt2860.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 03:18 AM   #7
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,201

Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
Quote:
Originally Posted by splap View Post
thanks, but how do I do that?

This should probably be in the newbie section considering that I'm quite the newbie haha
Remember that next time you post. You fix network switching by rebooting, entering the bios and looking for it. There's usually a menu for peripherals in the bios. I'd start there.
 
  


Reply

Tags
fedora, gateway, wireless


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gateway Profile 1.8 --- Modem Troubles ille.pugil42 Linux - Hardware 2 01-03-2006 03:49 PM
fedora core 2 wireless ethernet card troubles - ew-7106pc frogger01 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 17 07-13-2004 03:43 AM
wireless troubles on fedora core 1 Simmion Fedora 0 05-03-2004 08:28 PM
RedHat gateway setup troubles Gorchi Linux - Networking 3 03-07-2003 04:05 AM
Red Hat 7.3 gateway troubles Calista Jade Linux - Networking 1 11-04-2002 03:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration