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Old 01-18-2014, 06:47 AM   #1
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Drivers for RedHat 6.3


Hey guys.

I just install RedHat 6.3 on my laptop and I want too install the drivers.
I already knows that all the drivers are install in the kernel.
but the WIFI and network are not comes up when i open the computer.
so how can I configure that (Like in windows) I can choose a wifi connection ?
more than that i would like to check which devices are not installed well.

thx guys..
 
Old 01-18-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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Why did you choose to install RHEL 6 on your laptop? RHEL isn't geared toward consumers, it is server based.

Besides that: RHEL isn't a free product, you need to pay for it.

If you want a free, RHEL alike alternative you could install Fedora
 
Old 01-18-2014, 07:18 AM   #3
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I choose that because I take a course of that.

and I get the CDs of RHEL.
I need to learn on this computer..
so you says for install that i need to pay?
its dosnet make sens, maybe i can download rpm of redora.. or some
 
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and I get the CDs of RHEL.
I need to learn on this computer..
so you says for install that i need to pay?
its dosnet make sens, maybe i can download rpm of redora.. or some
You can download and install RHEL, free of charge. But you will not be able to install new packages and/or (security) updates, for that you need to pay.

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I choose that because I take a course of that.
Ok, that's reasonable.

There is a free alternative for RHEL, which is 99.9% compatible: CentOS

I would not install RHEL or CentOS as your main operating system, but use a virtual machine and install it there.
 
Old 01-18-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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so you says that there is no other way to download this drivers?
 
Old 01-18-2014, 07:57 AM   #6
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so you says that there is no other way to download this drivers?
Yep, that is correct.
 
Old 01-18-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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so you says that there is no other way to download this drivers?
Well, since you don't tell us what kind of laptop, and what is/isn't working, there's no way for us to tell you if there are 'drivers' available or not. The subject of RHEL has been covered on this site MANY times, and it is NEVER a good idea to:
  • Load it on a piece of consumer hardware (like a laptop), since RHEL is made for SERVERS..which don't have sound, wifi, bluetooth, or even a MONITOR attached to them. As such, support for such devices is spotty.
  • Use it if you're not PAYING FOR IT. You WILL NOT get updates/patches/bugfixes, nor will you be able to access the online repositories..making the loading of new software MUCH more difficult.
If you really, REALLY think you need RHEL and don't want to pay, load CentOS instead...it's 99.x% IDENTICAL, but totally free. But since Fedora is essentially a bleeding-edge Red Hat based system (that is, new software is put into Fedora first for real-world use, before being rolled into RHEL), there isn't much you can't do with Fedora that you can do with RHEL. And chances are VERY good Fedora will support EVERYTHING on your laptop right out of the box. And if you're interested in getting a 'certification', you'd do much better to actually LEARN LINUX...that is, have a depth of knowledge. Know the differences between distros, learn how to troubleshoot things that AREN'T in a book. Getting a 'certification' because you followed a book is pointless.
 
Old 01-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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for redhat RHEL 6.5 and you NEED that support contract for backports to the few year old and out of date 6.3

So no you do not install "drivers"
most are built in to the OS
the others you NEED that support contract

you do not install anything if it is not on the old dvd for 6.3


buy the required license !
or
do not use RHEL
and install CentOS
( or migrate to CentOS 6.5 )
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Migrat...=%28migrate%29


and to repeat all of the above

RHEL6.5
CentOS 6.5
ScientificLinbux 6.4 ( soon to be 6.5 )

are not the best operating systems for a laptop
now most laptops will mostly work mostly well -- mostly
Not all laptops will support it
some will NEVER be able to run most of the operating system

Now i use SL ( a clone of RHEL ) everyday, BUT
and it is a BIG BUT
It is not the operating system I use on my everyday computer, for everyday things

for that i use OpenSUSE

Last edited by John VV; 01-18-2014 at 10:11 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #9
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Well, since you don't tell us what kind of laptop, and what is/isn't working, there's no way for us to tell you if there are 'drivers' available or not. The subject of RHEL has been covered on this site MANY times, and it is NEVER a good idea to:
  • Load it on a piece of consumer hardware (like a laptop), since RHEL is made for SERVERS..which don't have sound, wifi, bluetooth, or even a MONITOR attached to them. As such, support for such devices is spotty.
  • Use it if you're not PAYING FOR IT. You WILL NOT get updates/patches/bugfixes, nor will you be able to access the online repositories..making the loading of new software MUCH more difficult.
If you really, REALLY think you need RHEL and don't want to pay, load CentOS instead...it's 99.x% IDENTICAL, but totally free. But since Fedora is essentially a bleeding-edge Red Hat based system (that is, new software is put into Fedora first for real-world use, before being rolled into RHEL), there isn't much you can't do with Fedora that you can do with RHEL. And chances are VERY good Fedora will support EVERYTHING on your laptop right out of the box. And if you're interested in getting a 'certification', you'd do much better to actually LEARN LINUX...that is, have a depth of knowledge. Know the differences between distros, learn how to troubleshoot things that AREN'T in a book. Getting a 'certification' because you followed a book is pointless.
my laptop is G510 Lenovo all I need is the actually the wifi and LAN drivers for finding a NET
 
Old 01-21-2014, 12:50 PM   #10
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my laptop is G510 Lenovo all I need is the actually the wifi and LAN drivers for finding a NET
Which model?? There are several listed on Lenovo's website, and they either have Intel or Realtec wifi cards.

And you seem to have ignored all the rest of what was said about RHEL, CentOS, servers vs. consumer hardware, etc. Also, you don't really provide ANY useful details..your question was:
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I already knows that all the drivers are install in the kernel. but the WIFI and network are not comes up when i open the computer.
What do you mean by "not comes up when I open the computer"?? It doesn't CONNECT? Doesn't show up as a valid connection? You want it to do something when you open the LID?? And if you know the drivers are already in the kernel...why are you then asking FOR DRIVERS??

Depending on your desktop environment (which you don't say anything about either), you can probably run NetworkManager and select a network as you want to. Does the wifi interface show up at ALL? What diagnostics have you performed? What is the output of "ifconfig -a"?

AGAIN: It would be FAR BETTER if you used a consumer-grade distro like Fedora, openSUSE, or Mint.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #11
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What do you mean by "not comes up when I open the computer"?? It doesn't CONNECT? Doesn't show up as a valid connection? You want it to do something when you open the LID?? And if you know the drivers are already in the kernel...why are you then asking FOR DRIVERS??

Depending on your desktop environment (which you don't say anything about either), you can probably run NetworkManager and select a network as you want to. Does the wifi interface show up at ALL? What diagnostics have you performed? What is the output of "ifconfig -a"?

AGAIN: It would be FAR BETTER if you used a consumer-grade distro like Fedora, openSUSE, or Mint.
I mean that Isn't appear the option to select a wifi network. and In Lenovo when I choose this distro its give me installation of win8/7
 
Old 01-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #12
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I mean that Isn't appear the option to select a wifi network.
AGAIN: "isn't appear" WHERE????? What are you doing? What desktop environment? See ALL the previous questions you've been asked.
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and In Lenovo when I choose this distro its give me installation of win8/7
What do you mean "In Lenovo"?? Choose WHAT distro? And are you running Windows or Linux???

AGAIN:
  • Do NOT USE RHEL or CENTOS on a laptop unless you have a very, VERY good reason. Use Mint or Fedora.
  • You have been asked SEVERAL questions...until you answer them, no one can help you. If you don't provide details, we can't and won't guess as to what you're doing.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 01:59 PM   #13
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AGAIN: "isn't appear" WHERE????? What are you doing? What desktop environment? See ALL the previous questions you've been asked.

What do you mean "In Lenovo"?? Choose WHAT distro? And are you running Windows or Linux???
LENOVO.COM IN LINUX RHEL
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AGAIN:
  • Do NOT USE RHEL or CENTOS on a laptop unless you have a very, VERY good reason. Use Mint or Fedora.
  • You have been asked SEVERAL questions...until you answer them, no one can help you. If you don't provide details, we can't and won't guess as to what you're doing.
How do I make the wireless network adapter driver to appear in the valid adapters list from which i can pick an adapter for a wireless connection, and which case i do not see my adapter appear in the above list - how do i validate the adapter of my lenovo G510 laptop.

my chipset is atheros AR9485WB-EG woreless
 
Old 01-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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LENOVO.COM IN LINUX RHEL
..which tells us NOTHING. Yes, we know you're using RHEL...fine....where does Lenovo.com come into this? If you mean you ORDERED the laptop with Red Hat Enterprise on it, I don't see how. Their website does not offer it as an option, and they don't have any drivers for it there either. If you DID manage to order it with RHEL, then call Lenovo for support.
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How do I make the wireless network adapter driver to appear in the valid adapters list from which i can pick an adapter for a wireless connection, and which case i do not see my adapter appear in the above list - how do i validate the adapter of my lenovo G510 laptop.
AGAIN:
  • Which desktop environment are you using????
  • WHAT 'list' are you talking about? Where do you see it, and what do you do to make it appear???
  • Have you performed ANY of the steps we've asked you about previously?
Saying the same thing over and over, without providing details, is pointless. You've been told numerous times now that you're missing lots of details, and have been asked for them. Yet you don't provide them. You've been asked to run commands...and either you haven't, or you haven't told us you did, and what the results were.
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my chipset is atheros AR9485WB-EG woreless
And this is the FIRST actual useful detail you've provided. That should be supported in Linux now...but since you STILL don't provide any of the information we'd need to help you, haven't run any of the commands we've asked you to, and ignored ALL the advice you've been given about NOT using RHEL, there's nothing we can help you with at this point.

Go back to the top of this thread. READ what people have told you...answer the questions that were asked. Until you do that, there is not much point in asking the same question again.
 
  


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