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Anne Wilson wrote:
>On Saturday 26 February 2011 15:10:24 Suresh Govindachar wrote:
>>Alan Cox replied as follows:
>>>On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:27:44 -0800
>>>"Suresh Govindachar" wrote:
>>>> In my attempts at replacing Windows on my Dell M6400 laptop
>>>> with [Fedora was missing in OP]-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso,
>>>> I have gotten as far as being able to create a live usb
>>>> stick. My next step is to get on the internet via the Dell
>>>> Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card and my "WPA"
>> "lspci -nn" shows BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n 14e4:4326 (rev01).
[ http://linuxwireless.org is probably obsolete]
> You were googling the wrong thing. You should have been
> looking for BCM4322. Here is the link you need -
> http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=233919 -
> it's for Fedora 12, but exactly the same is needed for
> Fedora 14 (I know, I had to install it on my netbook).
Thanks; saw that and also
>>> The firmware on all the broadcom cards I have seen is
>>> loaded each time you boot (each OS loading whatever it
>>> comes with).
>> Thanks for the info.
>> Sorry if the original post was not clear, but my questions
>> are about wireless access from Live USB of _Fedora_14_.
> It should be possible to install the driver to the USB
> stick, I would think.
I read http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt
carefully; and in each of the following attempts, I made
use of the instructions in the README. I tried the rpms:
which didn't work. Then downloaded sources from
and compiled on 2.6.28-18-generic Ubuntu, fc5, and rhel5 --
none of these worked either.
Then I tried what I should have tried at the very beginning:
used an ethernet cable -- but F14 could not detect the
network even via the ethernet cable!
In thinking about moving from XP to Linux, I never expected
that just getting started with Linux would be such a hassle!
To recap, the latest Ubuntu Live CD wouldn't even boot; the
latest CentOS couldn't find the internal drive; and F14 ended
up not finding the network.
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