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hello I have just installed Fedora C6, according to the sticky message in this forum. i managed to get it running with KDE session. but i can't see that my ...
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    Unhappy USB wireless detection, FC6


    hello

    I have just installed Fedora C6, according to the sticky message in this forum.
    i managed to get it running with KDE session.
    but i can't see that my USB wireless adapter is being recognized.
    I have no idea where to look too..

    please help

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    Hi stingran and welcome to Linuxforums.

    Tell as much as you know about this wireless device. What is the make and model? To see if Fedora is "seeing" your device, open a terminal and type in:
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    /sbin/lsusb
    ...and press enter. Do you see your device listed?
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    i use a "Sweex" Wireless G54 adapter.
    this is what the lsusb gave me:
    "stingran@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:4c11 Hewlett-Packard
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05e3:0605 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub [ednet]
    Bus 005 Device 005: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
    Bus 005 Device 006: ID 046d:092f Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 004: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp."

    i can't see the wireless adapter here.

    thanks

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    Remove it and run /sbin/lsusb again and post the output...
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    stingran@localhost ~]$ /sbin/lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:4c11 Hewlett-Packard
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 010: ID 0c76:0005 JMTek, LLC. USBdisk
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05e3:0605 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub [ednet]
    Bus 005 Device 005: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
    Bus 005 Device 006: ID 046d:092f Logitech, Inc.

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    Good News!

    Your adapter uses the Ralink chipset. Native drivers are available here but I see they're off line right now. Try them again later. I use the Linksys WUSB54G which uses the same driver and it works extremely well. You'll have to build the driver and that will require installing a few packages. Two you'll definitely need are the kernel development package and gcc which should be on one of your FC6 install disks. I don't use Fedora so I'm not sure which. If by chance you can get a wired connection to this machine, you can install the needed packages with yum. From the command line as root do:
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    yum update
    When it finishes...
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    yum install kernel-devel
    ...and
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    yum install gcc
    Follow the instructions at serialmonkey.com for how to download an build the driver.
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    Here's a pretty good 'how-to' I found. It's for Fedora Core 4 but most everything else should still be applicable. At least it may help as a general guidline.

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    thank you DD

    in the mean time, since i am doing a research on which linux distro is better for me, i have installed SuSe 10.1. i wanted to see if it will recognize my wireless device. but it didn't.

    should i post this thread to the SuSe forum, or does the link you have sent me is also ok for it?

    by the way, the good thing i found with SuSe is that it recognized the windows partition, unlike the Fedora.

    thanks

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    If you're experimenting with distros and are looking for one that WILL recognize your wireless device, Ubuntu and its kin have the Ralink drivers already available. I have a friend who runs a Linksys WUSB54G like mine and he says he got it configured and running with very little problems. Since your device uses the same chipset, I imagine you would have a similar experience.
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    Hi I have FC4 and a ISSC bluetooth dongle. I use Gnome. Kernel 2.6.17

    how do you get yours to work?

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