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Old 04-30-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
Jon Briggs
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Fedora 10 on EeePC 1000H WLAN Problem


I have an Eeepc 1000H and have installed Fedora 10 from a usb stick on dual boot with xp pro.

The wireless wasn't installed as default so i looked it up on the red hat website.

I found i needed to setup the RPMFusion repository in yum and then use yum to install akmod-rt2860 to get the wireless working.

I did that and it installed cirrectly etc but upon reboot KNetwork manager still did not show any wireless adapter in 'network connections'.

What do i need to do now? I'm stumped, every guide ive seen says after installing the package and rebooting the wireless works but it isn't for me.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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First open up a terminal and run dmesg to see if the kernel is recognising the wireless adapter:

Code:
dmesg | less
Also not an answer, but may help you in finding one - maybe join fedora-list and post your problem or search the archives as there are plenty of competent netbook users on there.

https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list
 
Old 04-30-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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I couldn't see anything that referred to the wireless card on the output from that command. I have replied in a thread on the fedora forums too. In fact the thread i posted in people have said they have installed fedora 10 on the same eee pc as mine and installed the same rpm as me and the wireless is working for them?

Their must be somthing obvious i'm missing, thanks for the reply
 
Old 04-30-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Is there a physical on/off switch for the wireless nic? I know I have wasted alot of time to only flick a switch I didn't see right in front of my face.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #5
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Well its enabled in the bios and when booting in winxp the wireless card appears and is connected.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 05:41 AM   #6
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Thanks to the guys at fedora i found a solution.

If you have a default install of FC10 and you install the akmod-rt2860 rpm using yum it does work. However for me i had tried to manually compile the driver previously so my kernel-devel version was later than my kernel.

So if you have trouble with this i reccomend running:-

rpm -qa | grep kernel

The output will tell you your kernel and kernel-devel version. IF your kernel is too old go to yum and type:-

yum upgrade kernel

Reboot and your done

Now i just need to work out how to get my webcam and bluetooth working ...
 
  


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