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I'm following along but that doesn't mean I understand it all! =-) I thought all this crap was done by software like Madwifi, NDIS, and HAL. I guess if I ...
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    I'm following along but that doesn't mean I understand it all! =-)
    I thought all this crap was done by software like Madwifi, NDIS, and HAL. I guess if I had a laptop I would know more about this stuff, thanks for the heads up.
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    Is it the rf_kill suppose to be somewhere on my hdd as a standard file included with fedora or do I need to download and install it somehow? I have no rf_kill on the address /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:03\:00.0/rf_kill. I made some progress though. The command lsmode worked. See below Thanks.


    [root@localhost ~]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    vfat 13056 1
    fat 43040 1 vfat
    usb_storage 79880 1
    cdc_acm 16260 0
    nls_utf8 5632 1
    bridge 45336 0
    bnep 14336 2
    rfcomm 34064 4
    l2cap 21632 16 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth 46308 5 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
    fuse 47516 7
    sunrpc 153876 3
    ipt_REJECT 6656 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 11528 2
    iptable_filter 6528 1
    ip_tables 13840 1 iptable_filter
    ip6t_REJECT 7296 2
    xt_tcpudp 6656 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 15992 2
    xt_state 5888 4
    nf_conntrack 50132 3 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
    ip6table_filter 6400 1
    ip6_tables 14864 1 ip6table_filter
    x_tables 15236 6 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,xt_stat e,ip6_tables
    cpufreq_ondemand 10124 2
    acpi_cpufreq 11660 0
    loop 17164 0
    dm_multipath 18056 0
    radeon 125956 2
    drm 145380 3 radeon
    ipv6 234428 16 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    sr_mod 17064 1
    cdrom 33304 1 sr_mod
    snd_hda_intel 321692 5
    snd_seq_dummy 6532 0
    snd_seq_oss 29212 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 9600 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 44736 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device 9740 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    8139cp 20864 0
    snd_pcm_oss 36480 0
    8139too 23808 0
    mii 8192 2 8139cp,8139too
    snd_mixer_oss 16384 1 snd_pcm_oss
    pcspkr 6272 0
    snd_pcm 60676 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    joydev 12480 0
    serio_raw 8708 0
    snd_timer 20744 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc 11016 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep 10244 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd 46136 18 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,s nd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwd ep
    soundcore 9288 1 snd
    pata_atiixp 8320 1
    i2c_piix4 11152 0
    battery 14212 0
    ac 8068 0
    video 20240 0
    i2c_core 20500 2 drm,i2c_piix4
    output 6656 1 video
    arc4 5760 2
    ecb 6528 2
    crypto_blkcipher 18052 1 ecb
    wmi 9640 0
    ath5k 111240 0
    mac80211 174312 1 ath5k
    cfg80211 24584 2 ath5k,mac80211
    sg 30900 0
    dm_snapshot 18468 0
    dm_zero 5632 0
    dm_mirror 20096 0
    dm_log 12036 1 dm_mirror
    dm_mod 47924 10 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
    ata_generic 8452 0
    pata_acpi 7680 0
    sata_sil 11016 4
    libata 132328 4 pata_atiixp,ata_generic,pata_acpi,sata_sil
    sd_mod 26008 6
    scsi_mod 122876 5 usb_storage,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
    ext3 108680 2
    jbd 40852 1 ext3
    mbcache 10116 1 ext3
    uhci_hcd 22928 0
    ohci_hcd 22532 0
    ehci_hcd 32780 0
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    I think that I may see why it isn't working. It is loading the ath5k driver module for the wireless. My Eee Pc is using the ath_pci driver for the same wireless.

    The ath_pci driver is from the MadWifi driver project. It is not completely open source, so the ath5k driver was developed. Even though it is now included in the kernel, I don't know of too many people who have success with this driver.

    I would normally recommend downloading and compiling the latest SVN version of the MadWifidriver. But that may be too much to ask a newbie to do. The other option is to install the driver from repositories. Because of the MadWifi driver is non-open source, you will need to add a third party repository to download it from.

    First, go to this page and install the Livna repository rpm for Fedora 9:
    MyStartingPage - Rpm.livna.org wiki

    I think that will add the Livna repository to YUM. You can check with this command.
    Code:
    yum repolist
    If Livna is listed, then install Madwifi and the Madwifi kernel module. Use su to get root privileges first.
    Code:
    yum install madwifi kmod-madwifi
    If this fails, you may first have to upgrade the kernel to one from the Livna repository.
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