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Hello all. I've bin searching for a fix for over a week and can't find one. As the title says fedora just won't recognize my wireless card and it did ...
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    Unhappy Fedora 7 won't recognize my wireless card


    Hello all.
    I've bin searching for a fix for over a week and can't find one. As the title says fedora just won't recognize my wireless card and it did work on windows xp. I'm using an HP desktop my wireless card is D-Link WDA-1320 and i'm using Fedora 7 x86_64, running lspci cam up with:

    [root@localhost ~]# /sbin/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)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce 6150 LE] (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.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Memory Controller 0 (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 a1)
    00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
    00:0f.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
    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
    03:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 70)
    03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    03:0a.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems Unknown device 0620

    I think 03:0a.0 the last one is my card but how do i get fedora to know that? Any help would be nice, i'm corded up to my router on the kitchen floor. Thanks for viewing!!

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    Your wireless is using an atheros chip. You can download madwifi driver to get it working. You can check here for instructions
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    wow that was quick but i have tried to do this before and it has a problem with my kernel build file looks like this:

    [root@localhost madwifi-0.9.3.2]# make
    /bin/sh: line 0: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen/build: No such file or directory
    Makefile.inc:66: *** /lib/modules/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen/build is missing, please set KERNELPATH. Stop.

    I've looked and there is a build file there but when i went to open it to see whats going on it says: "The Link "build" is Broken. Move it to Trash? This link can't be used, because it's target ""/usr/src/kernels/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7-xen-x86_64"" doesn't exist" and it's right a file called redahat is there containing what seems to be empty folders

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    In /lib/modules/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen, delete the old symlink named build. As root:
    Code:
    cd /lib/modules/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen && rm build
    Now, make a new link to your kernel...
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen /lib/modules/2.6.20-2925.9.fc7xen/build
    Then try.
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    thanks i think that would work but i don't have a kernels folder that i can find /usr/src/ has the fold named "redhat" wich contains a bunch of empty folders named: "BUILD" "RPMS" "SOURCES" "SPECS" "SRPMS". however i'm going to try and hunt for the kernels folder, I'm very inexperienced though yet i've bin using fedora since fedora core 1. the thing is i just got a new computer everything used to work so well... oh well if someone can help me from here Please do

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    i can't find my kernels folder it's not in /usr/src/ and i can't find it anywhere else either

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    There may already be madwifi drivers for you to install through yum if you can get an internet connection. Do as root:
    [code]yum update[code]
    Code:
    yum search madwifi
    Did you install the kernel development package? Again, if you have connection:
    Code:
    yum install kernel-devel
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    i did yum install kernel-devel and it did do a small download. when doing yum search madwifi it came up with nothing and i tried doing the madwifi make got the same problem as before. the story behind how i'm on the internet is that i've taken my desktop and put it on the kitchen so i can wire my computer up to the router

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    oh wait wait wait hold the phone it did do something i got a kernels folder now i'll try and working from here

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    you might also want to install kernel-devel with yum.
    yum install kernel-devel
    But, if you just do
    yum install madwifi
    This should install everything you need.
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