Hi All. I just got my installation of Fedora 8 installed and working successfully on my laptop.
The laptop is a HP Pavillion DV6000 Series (6449 to be exact).
I am running dual boot with Windows Vista if this makes a difference.
I originally did not have any connectivity until i search google and found the following:
su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager start; /sbin/service NetworkManagerDispatcher start'
su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on'
su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager on'
This got my wired connection working. I am currently downloading all the updates available and hope this might help my problem. But in the meantime, how can i activate my wireless card in this system to work. I know it must be possible and thought doing parts of the above would also get the wireless card working - but no luck.
During google searches i found this:
/sbin/lspci | grep - ether
Which gave me:
00:14.0 Bridge nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
Which i assume is my wired connection as im pretty sure the wireless card is a BroadCom device...
Im a linux newbie when it comes to the OS - i have taken 2 classes in scripting in different shells and thats about it. So if you can help, please give me THE IDIOTS GUIDE how to get things going.
Thanks in advance