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Old 11-04-2007, 02:18 AM   #1
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ipw3945 problems...

Hey all, this is my first post but I'm looking forward to many more. I've learned so much from this forum but have only now found something that I can't find an answer to, so here goes.

Fedora Core 7
Dell XPS M1210 intel centrino

I did a fresh install of FC7. Then downloaded and installed the driver from along with the damon and ucode it talks about in the install file. when I try to run the damon, it gives me this message:
ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
I also try to run kismet and get this message:
FATAL: Support for capture source type 'ipw3945' was not built.
so obviously the OS is not recognizing the driver that I installed. (did the 'make' and 'make install' with no problems)

it's funny because a few days ago, I did a fresh install of FC7 and did all the steps above with no problems. But now I re-installed and did the same things and all the above happened. I love to learn so if anyone has any solutions as well as explanations, that'd be awesome! Thanks in advance.
Old 11-04-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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rpm -ivh

yum install dkms-ipw3945 ipw3945d ipw3945-firmware


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