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    Dwl-g520, Fedora Core


    I just installed FC5 on my computer and it doesnt recognize my wireless card. Does anyone know what i could/should do? Or maybe there is a driver i need?

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    First off find out which chipset your card uses, model not enough as manufacturers tend to use several different chipsets for the same card. Do /sbin/lspci -v or just lspci -v and look for something like
    00:0c.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    subsystem: D-Link System Inc DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter
    Mine uses acx111 chipset as above. Yours may be different, then depending on result you may find you have to use ndiswrapper with a windows driver.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    You'll forgive me if i ask how, I'm a newb to linux.

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    open a terminal window such as konsole
    type "su" and give it your root password
    then use the "lspci -v" command and copy it here so we can see

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    I put in the "su" command and then the root password, but when i try the lspci-v command i get the collowing message.

    Code:
    bash:lspci-v: no such file or directory

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    You missed out a space, it's lspci -v not lspci-v
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    Tried that also, i get the same error except that is says "lspci: no such file or directory" instead of "lspci-v:no such file or directory.

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    Make sure you have pciutils package installed, lspci is part of that package.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    Forgive my newbishness, but i'm unaware of how to do that.

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    Ok, try kudzu -p as root ( su - then password) and see if your card appears under class:NETWORK. (Use su - when logging in as root not just su and try lspci -v)
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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