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    NIC drivers (wired and wireless) help


    It's been a long time since I've posted last. I orriginally had SUSE, but was getting fed up with the OS saying "Unable to Resolve Host Dependencies" (or something similar to that). So I installed Redhat 8 from an old college couse textbook.

    Upon installation it refused to recongnize my NIC (both wired and wireless). this isn't the first time I've used these disks with this laptop. I also have a WG111 wireless usb adapter. is there any package that can be burned onto a CD then installed using the GUI? (I was raised on microsoft, so I'm used to being able to do, pretty much, everything from the GUI).

    I would prefer to get my on board NIC's up and running first, but if I could get my external WNIC up first, then download the drivers for the other NIC's, that would be great as well.

    my laptop is an Acer 1520. I thank you in advance for whatever help you could give me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattig89ch View Post
    It's been a long time since I've posted last. I orriginally had SUSE, but was getting fed up with the OS saying "Unable to Resolve Host Dependencies" (or something similar to that). So I installed Redhat 8 from an old college couse textbook.

    Upon installation it refused to recongnize my NIC (both wired and wireless). this isn't the first time I've used these disks with this laptop. I also have a WG111 wireless usb adapter. is there any package that can be burned onto a CD then installed using the GUI? (I was raised on microsoft, so I'm used to being able to do, pretty much, everything from the GUI).

    I would prefer to get my on board NIC's up and running first, but if I could get my external WNIC up first, then download the drivers for the other NIC's, that would be great as well.

    my laptop is an Acer 1520. I thank you in advance for whatever help you could give me.
    If you have Redhat 8 instead of Fedora 8, you need to get a newer version. Redhat 8 is very old and unsupported. Chances are, if you install a newer version of Linux, it will probably detect the Ethernet card automagically.
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    Thanks, I was orriginally using SUSE, but it was having trouble istalling anything. is there a newer version of redhat out?

    and are redhat and fedoracore pretty much the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattig89ch View Post
    Thanks, I was orriginally using SUSE, but it was having trouble istalling anything. is there a newer version of redhat out?

    and are redhat and fedoracore pretty much the same thing?

    Fedora is supported mostly by Redhat but also it's a community driven project. Redhat still makes an OS, it's called Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and you have to pay for it. But yes, they are pretty much the same thing.
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