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Old 01-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #16
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no when i try to activate the connection i get SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:12 AM   #17
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This probably means firmware is not loaded. We have this issue addressed a number of times, search LQ,

for example: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ss-nic-346057/
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:22 AM   #18
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It can also mean in Fedora that you have the NetworkManager Service running and are trying to control the card with the Network Utility from the menus.

The two methods of control are mutually exclusive.

I can tell you though that with a broadcom 4318 you will need to load firmware using the program b43-fwcutter, or you will need to have installed ndiswrapper.

If you have done either of those we need to know which.

If you have done neither then the b43 method is probably the easier route to take.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:52 PM   #19
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Thanks i'll try the easier of the 2 and let you know...
 
Old 01-17-2008, 01:54 PM   #20
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su - from terminal will give you root rights.
Try native Linux driver first, ndiswrapper is the last resort.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #21
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Ok i tried the fwcutter way and got this message:
Cannot open input file bcmwl5.sys

i also tried the su- that was suggested and got nothin.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #22
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The most frustrating part is that i see the card set it up, just can't get it to activate.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:10 PM   #23
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I used this script to get my wireless working on my Latitude D520 (works really well). Make sure you have wget installed (yum -y install wget) first (this script requires reboot).

MAKE SURE YOU"RE ROOT then do:
Code:
host# wget http://dnmouse.webs.com/scripts/fedora8.sh
host# ./fedora8.sh
There is going to be a lot of choices...just chose the "drivers" and then "Wireless" and it does the rest. Just remember to enable NetworkManager (/sbin/ntsysv) i.e. make sure the * is next to it. After doing that you'll need to reboot. Worked really well on my laptop. Try it and see...good luck!

-C
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:25 PM   #24
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ok i did what you said, to no avail. i got this
bash: /sbin/ntsysv: No such file or directory
i downloaded the fedora8.sh but would not let me install
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #25
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ok i have been trying to get this going for 4 days now. It seems that my skills are not enough to complete this. Does anyone know a plug and play wireless card for Fedora 8?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 02:59 PM   #26
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i downloaded the fedora8.sh but would not let me install
What do you mean by "would not let me..." what are the errors that it displays?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:01 PM   #27
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sorry, this is what it is saying:
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package fedora8.sh available.
Nothing to do

-however it is on my desktop
 
Old 01-17-2008, 03:55 PM   #28
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sorry, this is what it is saying:
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package fedora8.sh available.
Nothing to do

-however it is on my desktop
How are you trying to install it? Don't install it through yum...it doesn't work that way. As root do this...

Code:
host# cd ~<yourusername>/Desktop
host# ./fedora8.sh
Where <yourusername> is your user name you use to log in (don't forget the tilde ~). Remember you have to be root when you do this (i.e. su -)

Good Luck

-C
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #29
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i also tried the su- that was suggested and got nothin.
There is a space between 'su' and '-'. See man su.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 10:12 AM   #30
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Ok, i am doing everything that you guys are telling me to do....with no results. su - is bringing up nothing. When i type in
host# cd ~<yourusername>/Desktop
host# ./fedora8.sh
it says no such file or directory....
I am very excited about learning all this, you guys are very knowledgeable and have been an immense help to me. I just don't know what else i can do, maybe go back to windows? (not gonna happen lol)
 
  


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