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Hi, I recently purchased Dell inspiron 14z. I want to install fedora on this as dual boot but I got many problems. 1) On fedora 18, X server is not ...
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    Fedora installation on Dell inspiron 14z (5423)


    Hi,

    I recently purchased Dell inspiron 14z. I want to install fedora on this as dual boot but I got many problems.

    1) On fedora 18, X server is not working + it is not detecting hard drives also.

    2) On fedora 17, its not able to detect hard disk, but X server is working fine. its giving me some python modules errors. I checked my installation media, nothing wrong with that.

    3) Fedora 16, is not working at all.

    4) Fedora 15 Installation is completed without any error, but Neither Wlan nor Ethernet is working. I did lspci |grep Atheros its shows

    07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1090 (rev 10)

    I try to recompile the kernel, but I could't because some packages are missing.
    After doing some research on internet I found, its a Bug. but at least wlan is working on fedora 17.

    I don't know what to do, Or can anybody suggest me how should i install fedora 17 on my laptop. Please need help.

    Sorry for my English, as its not my 1st language.

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    Please post the outpuf of the following commands at pastebin.com (and provide the link here):

    Code:
    dmesg
    su -c 'lspci -vvv'   # this will ask for password
    Recompiling your kernel should be possible.

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    I recompile the kernel, its successfully done. uname -r shows 3.5.0
    My wlan is working, but Ethernet is still not working.

    Here is the output of su -c 'lspci -vvv command,

    07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device 0209
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
    Region 0: Memory at f7d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Expansion ROM at f7d80000 [disabled] [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
    Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
    Masking: 00000000 Pending: 00000000
    Capabilities: [70] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
    DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 <64us
    ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
    DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
    RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
    MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
    DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
    LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
    ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
    LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
    ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
    LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
    DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Not Supported, TimeoutDis+
    DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
    LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
    Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
    Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
    LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB
    Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
    UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
    CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
    AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
    Capabilities: [140 v1] Virtual Channel
    Caps: LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
    Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
    Ctrl: ArbSelect=Fixed
    Status: InProgress-
    VC0: Caps: PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
    Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
    Ctrl: Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=01
    Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
    Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    Kernel modules: ath9k

    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1090 (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Dell Device 057e
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 4
    Region 0: Memory at f7c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    Region 2: I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    Capabilities: [58] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
    DevCap: MaxPayload 4096 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s unlimited, L1 unlimited
    ExtTag- AttnBtn+ AttnInd+ PwrInd+ RBE+ FLReset-
    DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
    RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
    MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
    DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
    LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 unlimited, L1 unlimited
    ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
    LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
    ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
    LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
    Capabilities: [c0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/16 Maskable+ 64bit+
    Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
    Masking: 00000000 Pending: 00000000
    Capabilities: [d8] MSI-X: Enable- Count=16 Masked-
    Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00002000
    PBA: BAR=0 offset=00003000
    Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
    UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
    CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
    AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
    Capabilities: [180 v1] Device Serial Number ff-56-71-79-24-b6-fd-ff

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    So I suppose you installed Fedora 15?

    This thread says that your driver just is not in mainline yet.

    Maybe try compiling a v3.8-rc5 kernel? Just bleeding edge, see if the driver is included by now?

    Otherwise, why not try the latest Ubuntu? Fedora seems pretty unstable these days.

    EDIT: You can find the the driver here. I guess you need to install it from the manufacturer.

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    Hi Rexilion,

    I find driver for my Ethernet device & its working fine now.
    I found my Ethernet drivers on linuxfoundation.org. As I have not completed my 15 post on this forum, I am not allowed to post url here. So I have .txt file as an attachment which contains url for my device driver.

    1) I downloaded device driver through wget.

    2) cd compat-wireless-3.6.8-1-snpc

    3) ./scripts/driver-select alx

    4) make

    5) sudo make install

    6) sudo modprobe alx


    Thanks for your quick replay and big help Rexilion!!
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