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Old 01-14-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Fedora 10


Hello,
I just made my switch from the Dark Side to Linux. I bought a laptop from Lenovo (Lenovo S10 IdeaPad) and installed Fedora 10 on it. Everything went fine, however, I cant get any network devices to function. I have tried numerous things and still cant get them to work. Can anybody give me a hand to help me connect to the world?
Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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Post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig -a as root.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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The output I get when I run the iwconfig program as root is:
lo no wireless extentions.
eth0 no wireless extentions.
pan0 no wireless extentions.

The output I get when I run the ifconfig program as root is:
lo Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
inte6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOKBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX Packets:120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX Packets:120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
Collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:10120 (9.8 KiB) TX bytes:1020 (9.8 KiB)


Thanks for your comments. I would appreciate further help.


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Post the output of iwconfig and ifconfig -a as root.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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Post output of /sbin/lspci -v
Need to see the hardware it has.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #5
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[root@localhost nery]# /sbin/lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 386f
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3870
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at f0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f0600000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3870
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at f0580000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3bf8
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at f0640000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f00fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1999
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: f0300000-f03fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0100000-00000000f01fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1999
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: f0400000-f04fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1999
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3807
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3808
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3809
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380a
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380b
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at f0844000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=06, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380c

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380d
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Kernel modules: intel-rng, iTCO_wdt

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3810
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at 1810 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3835
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 18c8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 18c0 [size=4]
I/O ports at 18a8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 180c [size=4]
I/O ports at 18b0 [size=16]
Memory at f0844400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380f
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 18e0 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3a23
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq+ ACSVoil-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
CESta: RxErr+ BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 14, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number c6-7b-08-fe-ff-8b-23-00
Kernel driver in use: tg3
Kernel modules: tg3

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 04b5
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq+ ACSVoil-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSVoil-
CESta: RxErr+ BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 14, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 23-00-de-ff-ff-4d-d7-2b
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:32 PM   #6
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Please go here and here to see what you got to do.If you have problems,post back.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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I couldnt get that to work. Im really lost here.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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The ethernet should be working - at the end of the BCM5906M section of the lspci output, you have:
Code:
Kernel driver in use: tg3
Kernel modules: tg3
So, it detected the hardware and loaded the module. I think you're close. We didn't get the full output of ifconfig, you want to do the following and show us the response (and please put the code tags around the text):
Code:
ifconfig -a
Also, please check if the driver has an alias set up:
Code:
cat /etc/modprobe.conf
and look for tg3 in the list. If there is something like:
Code:
alias eth0 tg3
you can try to start the adapter as follows:
Code:
ifup eth0
The BCM4312 wireless is widely reported to work with ndiswrapper.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:15 PM   #9
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Well, I think i got the eth0 up and running. I had to edit file ifcfg-eth0.
this file is in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
ifcfg-eth0 had the following settings:

DEVICE=eth0
HWADDR=00:23:8b:08:7b:c6
BOOTPROTO:dhcp
ONBOOT=yes (it was set to no, which I changed to yes)
USERCTL=yes (it was set to no, which I changed to yes)
IPV6INIT=no
NM_CONTROLLED=yes (it was set to no, which I changed to yes)
TYPE=Ethernet

As far as the wireless goes. It seems that fedora doesnt recognize that there is a wireless onboard.

However, ifcfg-eth1 has the following:
ONBOOT=no
USERCTL=no
PEERDNS=yes
IPV6INIT=no
TYPE=Wireless
Device=eth1
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NM_CONTROLLED=yes
ESSID=
CHANNEL=
MODE=Auto
RATE=Auto

when I run the setup program => [root@localhost /]# setup
Network Configuration
Edit a device params

I see no Broadcom wireless device. It only displays:
eth0 (eth0) - Broadcom Corporation Netlink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
pan0 (pan0) - Ethernet

No wireless devices recognized. I get the option to add a new device. Im thinking now that Im going to need to download and install the drivers to the Braodcom wireless device and that should do it.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #10
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This is your wireless controller:
Code:
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Ndiswrapper is known to work: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpo...7&postcount=27
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #11
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Well, I got the driver, I think.
http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en...show_236.html#
I created a directory on my fedora 10 machine and have pplaced the download file in there.

Last edited by neryaleon; 01-20-2009 at 01:43 PM. Reason: missing info
 
Old 01-20-2009, 01:51 PM   #12
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This is the first command that I ran.

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh http://downloadl.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm

Retrieving http://downloadl.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'downloadl.rpmfusion.org'
error: skipping http://downloadl.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm - transfer failed
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #13
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Maybe that would work,but remove l from downloadl in that link.You can have a look here for the driver also and look into readme file.
That driver from Lenovo is for Windows only,you can't use it directly in Linux.

Last edited by alan_ri; 01-20-2009 at 02:23 PM. Reason: adding info
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #14
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I removed the l from that link and still generated the same error message.
I'm thinking that I'm getting that message due to fact that there is no network connection at the moment. Maybe?
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #15
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Fedora will have automatically loaded the b43 driver for your hardware. You only need to provide a copy of the (patent protected) firmware to the system for the driver to work. (Fedora can't include the firmware because, by policy, the will not include anything that's has any legal encumbrance in their distribution.)

To install the firmware you need to run (as root) the program b43-fwcutter. See man b43-fwcutter for details.

Do not install the old ndiswrapper program. It will conflict with the b43 driver you already have, and prevent both of them from working.
 
  


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