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Old 02-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
anujdeshpande
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configuring wireless & windows and fedora 14


i installed fedora 14 (from a live cd and then installed it on the hard drive) . i have a dell vostro 1520 laptop(3gb 320gb)

am currently facing the followin issues:

-i cant connect to my wifi,it says device not ready firmware missing
-while starting up,when i try to log into windows 7 instead,it shows boot manager missing
 
Old 02-13-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hello,

For the wireless problem, it depends on your chipset. Post the output of the command (type it in a terminal):

Code:
lspci | grep -i network
It will tell us what to do next.

I can't really help you on your windows thing though, you'll have to wait for someone else.

Cheers
 
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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output : 0e:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
thanks!
 
Old 02-15-2011, 01:22 AM   #4
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Ok.

Your in luck then, because that chipset (BCM4312) works with the broadcom STA 'driver' (which is for Linux ). First thing you need to do is to enable the RPM repository.
Then you can download and install the correct module (wl).

In my case I did
Code:
 yum install akmod-wl
and it just worked fine.

The full procedure is available here : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...62&postcount=3

If you have any questions don't hesitate, I have tried a lot of thing with my wireless lately (in debian the configuration was quite easy. I had more troubles in fedora 14.)

Cheers.
 
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #5
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windows problem

check to see if the grub loader is on the windows drive or partition, it has to be for the loader to recognize and properly dual boot to windows. you might have to reinstall windows first then install fedora. with the loader on windows partition or drive Linux will automatically recognize the "other operating system"

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Old 02-15-2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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@LoDam : Thanks a ton ! It worked for me too .
@citi : I think i ll reinstall windows and fedora . Will post about what happens soon . Thanks !
 
Old 02-15-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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No problem, glad it worked for you too.
If you still have troubles with dual boot after reinstall, maybe you should think about creating a new thread (and mark this one as solved).

Cheers,
Loic.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
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Hello gentlemen,
i know this thread is marked as solved, but ironically, i have the exact same network card in an HP pavilion running F14.

When i try to run "yum install akmod-wl" (or kmod-wl)

all i get is : "No package akmod-wl available"

and then yum quits.
I tried following the steps that where listed in the link posted, but still the wifi doesn't seem to work.


please let me know if you have any suggestions.

thanks
./Santiago
 
Old 02-27-2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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also, when i run : service network restart
i get :
Shutting down loopback interface: Error: Device 'lo' not found. [FAILED]

if this helps
 
Old 02-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #10
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update:

i figured out that the yum issue was because my yum wasn't set up properly.
but i'm still getting the issue about not being able to start the wifi.

also, i have a second HP , somewhat older, but i'm getting the same error message.
in windows it says this one has a "broadcom netextreme gigabit ethernet" and "smc ircc - fast infrared port".

but it might not actually have a wireless card, (on the second computer) because the wifi doesn't seem to work in windows either.

Last edited by santiagosilva; 02-28-2011 at 12:41 AM. Reason: I'm clarifying which computer i was reffering to.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #11
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Hello,

Please create a new thread rather than using a (solved) one. You'll get more attention.
What do you mean "yum was not configured properly"? did you have the rpm fusion enabled? did you modeprob the correct module (wl) and remove the other modules (b43)?

Please be accurate in the new thread you create, and describe all the steps you have already done.
Cheers,
Loic.

For your second computer you don't seem to have a wireless card from what you say, simply an ethernet (plus a infrared port but nothing to do with network).

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #12
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Thank you LoDam, I will start a new thread.
./Santiago
 
  


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