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Old 02-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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New install of RH Desktop wireless networking help

I have been a windows users for about 15 years now. I decided over the past few days to navigate over to Linux to give it a try. I downloaded Red Hat Enterprise Desktop 5 and installed it. My problem now is neither my network device is active or my wireless network is active. I am assuming I need drivers for it but dont have a clue on how to proceed. My laptop is a Dell Studio M1730 and I went to Dell's website but they only offer windows drivers. Any help would be appreciated. A couple other things, my wireless light is not lit up like it used to be under windows (yes my wireless switch is turned on)and I got no link lights when I plugged a cable into my network jack. I also looked under the network settings and none are listed so I can activate them.
Old 02-12-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the bright side!
Post the output of
lspci -v that we can see some info about your PC.
If you don't know how;open the terminal,type the command and hit <enter>.
Also,it would be nice to see the output of;
ifconfig -a
Please wrap [code] tags around the output.


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