Re: Compusa 54MB Wireless G PC Card for Fedora4

On 11/28/05, *David G. Miller (aka DaveAtFraud)* < dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    > On 11/27/05, *David G. Miller (aka DaveAtFraud)* <
    dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    > <mailto: dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>> wrote:
    >     mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx> <mailto:
    mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mcfreemind@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
    >     > On 11/27/05, *Rey Cruz* < crxtasy_13@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    >     <mailto: crxtasy_13@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    >     > <mailto: crxtasy_13@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    >     <mailto:crxtasy_13@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    <mailto:crxtasy_13@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>>>> wrote:
    >     >
    >     >     On Sun, 2005-11-27 at 19:04 -0800, Min Chen wrote:
    >     >     > Dave,
    >     >     >
    >     >     > Thanks for the info!   I did "lspci -v" as root but got
    >     >     "-bash:lspci:
    >     >     > command not found".
    >     >     > I have Kernel 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 on an i686.
    >     >     >
    >     >     > Thanks,
    >     >     > Min
    >     >
    >     >
    >     >     It looks like you just did su instead of su - (gives full
    >     path). I
    >     >     think you can just do  /sbin/lspci -v as a regular user
    >     instead of
    >     >     changing to root.
    >     >
    >     >     Rey Cruz
    >     >
    >     >
    >     >    Thanks, Rey.
    >     >    /sbin/lspci works but I couldn't find any subsystem for
    >     "wireless
    >     > adaptor".
    >     >
    >     >    -Min
    >     With the card inserted you can also try:
    >     sudo cardctl ident
    >     or su to root (su -) and try the same command.  I had a similar
    >     problem
    >     with earlier FC4 kernels (no PCMCIA support for my chipset)
    so be
    >     sure
    >     you are running the most recent kernel.  If FC4 still
    doesn't identify
    >     the card, it's possible that your PCMCIA controller isn't
    >     The card may not be either but "cardctl ident" should tell you
    >     something
    >     Dave
    >     I got "Socket 0: no product info available" so FC4 doesn't
    > identify the card.
    >     Which kernel version did you use?
    >     -Min

# uname -a Linux <> 2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 #1 Wed Nov 9 19:01:56 EST 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    You should be able to get the latest kernel by just doing "yum update"
    as long as you have another way to get on-line with the system (wire,
    built-in wireless and ndiswrapper).  If not, you may want to look
    pulling down the iso images for one of the unofficial FC4 updates that
    are available.


    I can't access the internet from this laptop yet.  I can't sudo
    either after tried wrong root password three times.  However, I
    can enter Netwrok Config (Desktop>System Settings>Network) by the
    same root password. Is there any way to fix it or do I have to
    reinstall Fedora?

Thanks, Min


Several things... To use sudo, as root give the command visudo. This will give you a vi session that will allow you to edit the sudoers file. Add your own, regular user account. For now, you probably want to add something like:

dave    ALL=(ALL) ALL

only replace "dave" with your account. Once you do, you can do things like "sudo service iptables restart" from your regular user account. You will be prompted for a password which is *your* account password; not the root password. The whole idea of sudo is to allow a regular user access to things normally only root can do but without having to give them full root access. You can refine the above to only allow access to certain commands at some point in the future.

You will need to update to a more recent kernel to get access to the PCMCIA slot. I ran into the identical problem with some of the early FC4 kernels, started playing with the 2.6.13 kernel from, got too busy to figure out what the problem was and now my PCMCIA slot recognizes a card with the current FC4 kernel. Based on a discussion I found on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), your PC card slot will not work until you get to a more recent kernel.


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