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Hello All, I'm new the the wonderful word (so I'm slowly finding out that it) Linux. I just loaded Fedora 10 onto my laptop and now I'm trying to add ...
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    adding a wireless USB adapter


    Hello All,

    I'm new the the wonderful word (so I'm slowly finding out that it) Linux. I just loaded Fedora 10 onto my laptop and now I'm trying to add a USB wireless adapter with little to no luck (well no luck at ALL.) Here is some info that I know will help for some (I hope it will help me soon too.)

    # lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_utf8 5632 0
    fuse 49436 2
    bridge 43796 0
    stp 6148 1 bridge
    bnep 14848 2
    sco 12932 2
    l2cap 21504 3 bnep
    bluetooth 48736 5 bnep,sco,l2cap
    sunrpc 156436 3
    ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 15864 2
    ip6table_filter 6400 1
    ip6_tables 14736 1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6 230516 22 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand 9996 1
    powernow_k8 18692 0
    dm_multipath 17292 0
    uinput 10624 0
    snd_hda_intel 354324 2
    snd_seq_dummy 6660 0
    snd_seq_oss 30364 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 48576 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 10124 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss 42624 0
    snd_mixer_oss 16896 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 65924 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_timer 22024 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    joydev 12736 0
    snd_page_alloc 11016 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    pcspkr 6272 0
    snd_hwdep 10628 1 snd_hda_intel
    k8temp 7936 0
    hwmon 6300 1 k8temp
    snd 50616 14 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,sn d_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer,snd_hwdep
    soundcore 9416 1 snd
    forcedeth 51344 0
    pata_amd 13316 0
    i2c_nforce2 10372 0
    i2c_core 21396 1 i2c_nforce2
    wmi 9768 0
    video 20628 0
    output 6528 1 video
    ata_generic 8452 0
    pata_acpi 7680 0
    sata_nv 23944 2

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    Here is some more output


    $ lspci
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
    00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
    00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control

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    If i remember well, in my notebook i updated the kerne to something called jaunty, i think, if you're using a netbook look for a notebook kernel, to me, solved my problem.

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    You might try some other distro's to see if your wireless link is recognized by a different distro. I had a Ralink wireless N USB that was recognized by Ubuntu 10.10, but not by most other flavors.
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    The lspci command is for pci devices. We need the output of
    Code:
    lsusb
    Fedora 10 is quite old now and no longer supported. I recommend upgrading to a supported release of Fedora or other distro. Can't guarantee that'll fix the usb wireless problem, but there have been a number of improvements with wireless support since Fedora 10.

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