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Old 04-04-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
Lorenkia
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Question Modem and wireless on XPS M1710 and Fc6 kernel 2.6.20


can anyone please point me in the direction of the latest (hopefully newer then feb 07) drivers and instructions for:
getting fc6 to see the internal modem in this laptop so I can set it up with a dial up connection.

the IntelPro Wireless thing that is built in (ipw3945) I did go to fedorasolved.org and followed the instructions I found through that site to the letter but I still get a failed when it tries to load the driver at boot...

can anyone also please suggest a good pcmcia modem card to use with this laptop? instead of the internal...
I have been reading what I can find, and also emailing a friend who is very knowlegable and he suggested just going with a pcmcia card modem or an external serial port modem... so... what brand should I look for that is not a winmodem in disguise?

thank you very much in advance
Loren

Last edited by Lorenkia; 04-04-2007 at 06:44 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:14 AM   #2
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This is not hard:

First visit: http://zod.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=118
And download the file (click on the little disc icon) and install it, as root from the console or xterm session where the downloaded file is type something like;

rpm -Uvh freshrpms*.rpm

When done still as root from the console or xterm session type;

yum install ipw3945-firmware dkms-ipw3945 ipw3945d

For the pcmcia modem maybe this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16839130001

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Old 04-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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thank you! and anyone run ESRI's ArcGIS under linux?

Thank you very much for both links
I did get the wireless working (god I love yum LOL)
the one wrinkle I ran into using that way was that it says in those instructions that I found, that the ucode package is out of date, which was true, because as soon as I put a real load on the wireless it barfed and died...
and when I copied the new ucode stuff where it was supposed to live, I got an error about the daemon not being able to make a pid file, which I fixed by creating the directory it wanted... seems somewhere in all the scripting someone forgot to tell the installers to create that directory for the pid file that the daemon wants to make lol

the link for the modem looks sweet, cheap price and works with linux...

now ... anyone got any ideas on how I can get my media buttons on the front of the laptop working?
also

does anyone out there run ESRI's ArcGIS under linux? if there is, what do you use, how did you install it? etc?
thank you in advance!
Loren
 
Old 04-06-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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First your welcome, glad to help.


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now ... anyone got any ideas on how I can get my media buttons on the front of the laptop working?
Try this: http://hocwp.free.fr/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html

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does anyone out there run ESRI's ArcGIS under linux? if there is, what do you use, how did you install it? etc?
Sorry, can't help here. As a suggestion, new issue new post.
 
  


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