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> Just Got This Laptop, Fedora Core 7
bleakdoughnut
post Feb 13 2008, 10:12 PM
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Hi there,

I just received a laptop from a friend that is running Fedora Core 7. I'm completely new to this. The sound doesn't work on the laptop and neither does the internal wireless card. Everything else looks fine. It was originally running Windows XP but apparently he got rid of it completely and Fedora is the only thing it's running. Aside from that it's a stock Toshiba Satellite. Not sure what specific model it is though, sorry.
I like the way Fedora looks and handles, and it seems pretty user friendly, but how do I get the sound and the wireless card to work?

Much obliged happy.gif.
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post Feb 13 2008, 11:38 PM
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the best answer I can give you is Google , Google, Google


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post Feb 14 2008, 05:45 AM
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As docmur suggests search the web. Look at the output of the console command lspci. This will show you the chipset info for your wireless and audio adapters.
Using this information you can narrower your search criteria a bit. Post back with the information. Without knowing the model number or the chipset data
we can not provide more specific help.

http://www.linux-laptop.net/
http://tuxmobil.org/
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post Feb 15 2008, 03:47 AM
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Thank you both.
I found the model number, it's a Toshiba Satellite A105 - S2101.

I wasn't able to use lpsci with out getting an error message that the command was unknown, so I poked around and found another command and got it to work:

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@localhost ~$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
05:06.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
05:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)


I'm going to continue googling as suggested too of course. smile.gif
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post Feb 15 2008, 05:45 PM
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Try the madwifi driver for you rwireless adapter.
http://tchung.fedorapeople.org/madwifi/ar2....6.23.9-85.fc8/
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post Feb 17 2008, 12:06 PM
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I must be doing something wrong.
The first one gives me an error message that it's unable to retrieve software information, the second one says it cannot install source packages and that no packages were given for installation, the fourth one says to rename the file to the correct extension for "plain text document" and the fifth one refuses to go on my stick drive due to an unknown error.

Ack!
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post Feb 17 2008, 01:41 PM
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I might of lead down somewhat of a wrong path. This is the parent directory

http://tchung.fedorapeople.org/madwifi/ar2425/

Look at the output of the command uname -a to see what kernel you are using and then select that directory to download the files.. You should not need to download the src.rpm file.
There are only 4 files. The first which says parent directory will just go to the next higher directory in the tree structure. Much like moving from /home/usrername to /home.
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post Feb 24 2008, 04:44 PM
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How do I select the directory to download the files?
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post Feb 24 2008, 05:26 PM
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What browser are you using? Typically one just
moves the mouse over the desired directory, select the directory using the left mouse button.
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post Feb 24 2008, 05:32 PM
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Look at the output of the command uname -a to see what kernel you are using and then select that directory to download the files


I was assuming you were talking about selecting a directory within Terminal.
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post Feb 24 2008, 07:32 PM
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Negative. the output just shows you the kernel version. Then you look at the website to see what directory to select.
Sorry about the confusion.
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post Mar 3 2008, 10:14 PM
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Sorry for the extremely belated update but I was extremely busy.

I followed the How-To (or at least I think I did), and I didn't get very far.
I'm getting this message:

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cp: cannot stat 'madwifi-ng-0933.ar2425.20071130.i386.patch' : No such file or directory.


Is there a simpler guide for installing this? I really have no clue what I'm doing.

Thanks.
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post Mar 8 2008, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (bleakdoughnut @ Mar 3 2008, 10:14 PM) *
Sorry for the extremely belated update but I was extremely busy.

I followed the How-To (or at least I think I did), and I didn't get very far.
I'm getting this message:
Is there a simpler guide for installing this? I really have no clue what I'm doing.

Thanks.


Hello:
May I suggest looking at the following link:

http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_fedora7

Very useful and informative.

Good Luck,
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