Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I recently created a Fedora image in Vmware to use for a school class. I created the image from a disc which came with a textbook, so I imagine the VM has everything it needs to run properly. I have been told that a Wireless USB card is necessary to achieve wireless in Vmware with nearly all Linux distributions. I have an ALFA AWUSO36H, which I know works in VMWare with a debian OS on the same machine. I am assuming that this distribution already has the necessary drivers to work, because it was as easy as plugging it in and running iwconfig to see the adapter.
So this is where I am at:
When I open my Fedora and run iwconfig, there is no wlan0 in the list. I have the disc that came with the ALFA AWU.. and i run the makefile and follow the installation instructions in the readme and get no error messages. No files or directories are placed into the drivers folder where the makefile specifies. I am stumped and don't know how to get this to work or even troubleshoot my problems at this point. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
If the script file is encountering errors, is there some place that this is logged by default? I think that would help me track down my problems.