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Old 02-03-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Massive Problems with Vaio and FC1!

Firstly, a note. Sony Vaio is a pain as it is... but putting Fedora on it is just plain masochistic. Particularly for a newb.

I just installed Fedora core on a Vaio - no dual boot. I have enabled PCMCIA support, but there is no /mnt for my outboard CD Drive, nor does it appear in fstab or mtab. Any help here would be wonderful.

In addition to that, I have a linksys Wireless-G adapter, and a Etherfast 10/100 that I'd like to have running, but those won't take either. Fedora doesn't have them listed, and I looked at the linksys site to find nothing.

If anyone can help, that'd be great!!
Old 02-04-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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hi - it doesnt seem like those are problems per se. just have to set it up.
look for the lspci output for your ethernet interface controllers. based on that find the module needed for them. for instance, mine's a SiS 900 ethernet, and the module for it is sis900. once u look up which module it is, as root, "modprobe <module name>".
the wirless card chipset should be seen on dmesg when u insert it. then follow the same procedure as the wired.

as for the cd, maybe there is already a "/cdrom" or a "/mnt/cdrom" and with that, go edit the fstab file.

since u said its a .11g, im almost certain u will have to get the drivers/kernel patches for your card. find out what chipset it uses (google).

Last edited by h/w; 02-04-2004 at 01:08 PM.
Old 02-04-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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For the g-card, if its supported, I could you tell you, just post back the whole /sbin/lspci here. Offhand, I've been seeing people having a lot of problems with the uber-generic eepro Intel card and the fact that not only did Fedora decide to use the Intel driver instead of the Becker driver... they bloody compiled the thing right into the kernel, so its a recompile to get the Becker driver or just to get a newer version of the Intel driver as it won't initialize a revision of the card that is newer then its own code.




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