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Old 02-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #46
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Hello ak_k80

Well done, that's a triumph for you. I'd not come across that particular configuration option. I shall make a note of it for future reference.

As to installing software. Most distributions maintain repositories of software that for one reason or the other is not included in the install and it is always best to get software from there if it is available. That way it has been compiled with the best possible chance of working on your system.

Fedora slightly complicates the issue as it has very strong views about what should be included in their official repositories and so it has a series of third party repositories that are more loosely linked to the main one. A word of warning, only install from one of the third party repos until you have experience of what you should and should not do.

Installing software in Fedora can be as simple as issuing the command:

Code:
yum install yumex
That will install a rather nice graphical package manager called yumex and put an entry in your menu system

This howto contains instructions for installing almost everything else you would need in Fedora8 and I commend it to you.

http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.php/Fedora8

Near the top it tells how to set up for Livna for instance which is the most used third party repo.

Best to work through that howto and then post back on individual problems.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #47
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Question Even I have same problem with N/M with Broadcom

Hi bbfuller & ak_k80

I had just installed fEdora 8 on my machine plugged my pci-card which is broadcom chip based 4312 i think and I just have to download the firmware and tear it apart to /lib/firmware; Then I had my N/M up and selected the Network I wanted to connect to with PSA PSK TKIP authentication process ... booom there I go online with speed of 54Mb/s.

Once I was just fiddling around with aircrack-ng and that needs to change the mode of the wireless card to Monitor.

So in order to do that I followed the following sequence:
1. stop the N/M
2. $ ifconfig wlan0 down
3. iwconfig wlan0 mode Monitor

To get back to Managed mode I use to reboot my machine and it use to be back with N/M and connected with same network at same speed. One thing at the begining of each session it use to ask me Keyring passwd BTW!!!

HERE IS THE MESS:

In the usual sequence above I didn't stop N/M and
directly gave the command #2 twice -- it dodn't work so
I followed the above sequence and then there was all mess after rebooted the machine.

Now I get exactly the same problem of N/M not being able to authenticate the connection; it is has just become a mess; some times it does connect but at 1Mb/s speed which one take forever to download a singlepage.


I did dmesg and it tells me that wlan0 connections goes up Authentication process start and ... then it is "timed out" .. then the N/M window for passphrase comes up agains asking for passwd; which already contains the security sequence but I put in my PSA2 passwd.

never helped.

Now I have following options:
1. rm -rf ~/.gnome2/keyring
2. Un install the wlan0 device by delete ifcfg-wlan0 and removing the device, and removing /lib/firmware and redoing everything again I dont' what is going to help.

ANY SUGGESTIONS would be highly regarded.

Thanks
watersoup
 
Old 09-16-2008, 01:19 PM   #48
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Hello watersoup

Never had that problem as I don't need aircrack.

I'd certainly try deleting the 'default.keyring' file in '.gnome2/keyring', though not necessarily the whole directory.

In F8 NetworkManager always prompts for a password to access the encryption key stored in the keyring. It doesn't do that in Fedora 9.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:08 PM   #49
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Hello guys,

maybe you could help me with my problem...

I've bought a MSI wind netbook last week with the card RTL8187SE. I installed fedora 10 and did some updates and it was fine, but i cant detect any wireless connection. I tried to install the card driver using ndiswrapper, got some tutorials, and i followed this video on how to install driver using ndiswrapper.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/how-...pper-video

i think i installed the driver succesfully, but the problem now is i dont know how to configured the wireless thing. my school has a wifi with a key, i know the key and i want to connect to it, i tried to create a new wireless connection with the key, but when i try to connect, its always says on the status "connecting", and never connected
 
  


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