wireless network card problem for Fedora Core 2
Hello, I am new to Linux and have a question on wireless network card installation.
I installed Fedora core 2(2.6.5-1.358 on an i686) on my pentium 2 laptop recently, before switching to the idea of using wireless card, I used Xircom CE3B-100BTX 10/100 ethernet card and everything was fine. I was able to surf the Internet. However, there is one thing puzzles me, during the booting, one message always show up as below:
bringing up loopback interface [ok]
bringing up Xircom_cb device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization [fail]
Despite the error message, after I log on to my system, everything seems fine and when I check the eth0 in the "Network Configuration" windows and using "ifconfig", it is active and nothing seems wrong and I am able to surf the Internet.
I wanted to try out a wireless connection. I took out the Xircom card and slotted in my Linksys wireless-B card((WPC11 v.4) which worked fine under my Windows environment. However, I could not find the corresponding model( not even Linksys brand) under the wireless card selection menu in the "Network Configuration" Windows. I was stuck with this and unable to continue the installation. How can I know that which vendor and model produces wireless cards that have Linux driver? Or do I have to manually install Linux driver onto a particular network card? I try to search the Web for information but all were of no avail. Thank You.