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Plus Zero 01-02-2010 02:24 PM

Curious about an RPM
Hi, I'm planning to switch back to Linux from Windows 7, but before I do that, I have a pressing issue. I won't be able to access my net by a usb or ethernet or whatever to get the wireless drivers (always had to do that on Ubuntu, guessing Fedora will be the same since I've never used wifi on it before) and need to know if there's a way to get those in an rpm file.

Is this possible? I'm otherwise unable to run Fedora with internet for an indefinite and unacceptable amount of time, I hope someone can provide information to help!

Lee_Ball 01-02-2010 02:28 PM

Why don't you try Fedora 12 in live format first to see if the WIFI works?

Plus Zero 01-02-2010 02:44 PM

are you saying a livecd already has the driver? woah... and someone on fedora forums tells me the router is pretty standard and will work or something, so that won't be a worry :D

the question still remains about installing the drivers on the Fedora installation, sadly...

Lee_Ball 01-02-2010 02:52 PM

You've not mentioned which wireless card you have or which rpm you want to install.

As long as you have the dependencies you should be able to install an RPM.

I'd still try the LiveDVD/CD though because if it already has the drivers for the as yet un-named wireless card, the rest of the question is moot :)

Plus Zero 01-03-2010 01:48 PM

Sorry about the delay, but it turns out that the drivers the livecd provides were just fine for this new wireless net setup, surprisingly. That weird sound problem I had on Ubuntu seems to still be around, but is considerably less on Fedora (especially after a little light tweaking a friend guided me through).

Now I'd say this is resolved, partly thanks to you making me aware of the livecd's drivers, so thanks a ton just for that! I'm so clueless sometimes... lol

Lee_Ball 01-03-2010 06:32 PM

No problem. I always test a new distro with the LiveCD, gives you a good idea of how your hardware will perform. And, if you like it you can install right from inside it :)

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