Re: Wireless problem with Fedora
From: goat1kyoung (blackgoat_at_cthulhu.net)
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 23:25:17 +0100
On Wed, 24 Dec 2003 03:16:34 +0000, Jacob Heider wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 22:40:32 +0100, goat1kyoung wrote:
>> On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 20:32:44 +0000, Mike Zanker wrote:
>>> goat1kyoung <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>>>> Okay, this is starting to get REALLY irritating. Digging around on
>>>> Google indicates that the Prism2 problem in Fedora was known during the
>>>> test period, but no one bothered to fix it. Apparently no one is still
>>>> worrying about it, as there have been several reports entered into
>>>> Bugzilla and there STILL is not a single text file anywhere that tells
>>>> me how to fix the bloody problem - which means this system is still
>>>> running Windows 2000.
>>> You'll get the best Prism2 performance from the linux-wlan-ng drivers -
>>> see http://www.linux-wlan.org/
>> Thanks, Mike, but unfortunately I'm one of those users who is crazy enough
>> to want to use Linux without being a programmer. I'm familiar with the
>> wlan-ng drivers - I even downloaded the normally good RPMs from
>> http://prism2.unixguru.raleigh.nc.us/ but the untested Fedora RPMs don't
>> appear to work. Regardless of which of the three RPMs I try to install
>> first, I get a message that "kernel-wlan-ng" is an "Unlocatable package".
>> I'm pretty sure this is a bug of some kind, as I had no trouble working
>> with the same RPMs for both RH8 and RH9, and it says that the RPMs are
>> untested right on the download page since the UnixGuru can't even get
>> Fedora installed.
>> So, does anyone have some specific ideas? I have the same Prism2 card
> On the working machine, try 'grep eth0 /etc/modules.conf' and use the same
> modules on the upgraded machine. If they are the same card, they'll use
> the same module...
Thanks for the response. There was a difference in the two modules.conf
files, and I tried adding the missing line "alias eth0 orinoco_cs" in
place of "alias wlan0 prism2_cs" on the non-working upgraded machine, but
the Internet access still failed. Is there anything else that needs to be
done? Is it possible that the orinco_cs driver is there to be loaded in
the working case, but not in the other? If so, how do I go about finding
it? It seemed a little too good to be true to think that simply adding one
line in a text file would suffice, considering that the Fedora Project
does not have this documented anywhere despite it being a twice-registered
bug in Bugzilla.