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Old 03-30-2005, 03:34 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 3 problems with STARTUP and WIRELESS


Hi again,

Thanks for your help previously guys .... I now have managed to install Fedora, update nvidia drivers and set my screen resolution properly (i have 15.4 inch screen) ...

However every time i start Fedora the system hangs at the line:

Start service sendmail ....

Why does it happen and how can i stop it from hanging on that line? Now i have to startup using the interactive startup so when it asks do you want to "Start service sendmail" i select "no".

The second problem is my wireless ... I've followed tutorials on how to install and the installation went fine. When i do:

cat /var/log/messages | grep ipw2200

on my bash i get something like:

kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 0.19
kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

which i assume works ... however i can't simply use my wireless. My Router doesn't seem to recognise the signal or something... any ideas on this problem?? All my settings are correct, i.e. my ping, dns (which i just copied from my ethernet settings)etc.

Thanks a lot for your help guys...

the really big NOOB
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Try installing the driverloader from linuxant.com and install the win drivers they provide they work well. And after doing this if it doesnt work, check detailed settings of your network cards not sure where they are located in fedora c3, makesure you set your eth card to "if plugged" and set wireless card to "hotplugged"

gudluck
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: Fedora Core 3 problems with STARTUP and WIRELESS

Quote:
Originally posted by the_snob
Why does it happen and how can i stop it from hanging on that line? Now i have to startup using the interactive startup so when it asks do you want to "Start service sendmail" i select "no".
For this, try: 'chkconfig sendmail off'

For your wireless problem, it's really hard to say as there are so many variables. What you posted really just made it look like Linux recognizes your card at least, and it appears to be initialized, but it doesn't say what's going on. Often, it's WEP related. Try turning WEP off on your router to see if that's it. Do you use DHCP or static IPs? Make sure the firewall isn't in the way ('service iptables stop'). It would help to at least see the output from 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig'
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by ginda
Try installing the driverloader from linuxant.com and install the win drivers they provide they work well. And after doing this if it doesnt work, check detailed settings of your network cards not sure where they are located in fedora c3, makesure you set your eth card to "if plugged" and set wireless card to "hotplugged"

gudluck
I wouldn't recommend this, as the last time I checked (about a minute ago), linuxant's driver loader only has a free trial. You'd have to pay for it. I'd recommend using the advice from the previous poster.

Also, if it does come down to a driver issue, and you think you want to try loading the window$ driver, try the FOSS alternative to linuxant's driver loader, known as ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net).
 
Old 04-01-2005, 05:01 AM   #5
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Hey guys.


Thanks for your reply.

I will try your suggestions and see what happens...

Thanks again,
 
Old 04-01-2005, 05:32 AM   #6
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Hey again. ....

chkconfig sendmail off'

I've just tried it and it doesn't work ... =( it says:

bash: chkconfig: command not found

... I'll ty and fix my wireless tomorrow or the day after ... so busy ...

But thanks anyway guys and gals, you helped so much to get fedora working !
 
Old 04-01-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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you do need to make sure you're running this as root. If you try it as a normal user, the /sbin directory won't be in the path, and the command won't be found.
 
  


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