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Hi, i've got an ACER 5630 and a Scientific Linux (RedHat 5 kernel) running on it. Is there any possibility of making the wireless internet work? Thanks...
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    802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN on RedHat-SL


    Hi,
    i've got an ACER 5630 and a Scientific Linux (RedHat 5 kernel) running on it.
    Is there any possibility of making the wireless internet work?
    Thanks

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    please post the output of "lspci -v" and "iwconfig" commands.
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    Thanks for the answer...

    both of them are: commands not found

    what to do...

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    run as root, enter su, your password and then type the commands
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    nop... i did first as root, then as su.. nothing..
    Weard, that is a classical Linux command

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    Well, iwconfig is part of the wireless tools for linux. But lspci should work... try getting root privileges by typing su -
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    Got it...

    lspci -v

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 169
    Memory at d0200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    I/O ports at 5088 [size=8]
    Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at d0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at d0280000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 177
    Memory at d0340000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [70] Express Unknown type IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [130] Unknown (5)

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: fast devsel
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00000000-00000fff
    Memory behind bridge: 00000000-000fffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d01fffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+) IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [90] #0d [0000]
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [180] Unknown (5)

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 209
    I/O ports at 50a0 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 201
    I/O ports at 50c0 [size=32]

    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 193
    I/O ports at 50e0 [size=32]

    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 169
    I/O ports at 5400 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 209
    Memory at d0544000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Debug port

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=06, subordinate=07, sec-latency=32
    Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d00fffff
    Capabilities: [50] #0d [0000]

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information

    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 80 [Master])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 201
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at 5440 [size=16]
    Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 201
    I/O ports at 5420 [size=32]

    05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1000
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 201
    Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [d0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
    Capabilities: [e0] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 1f-f4-d0-ff-ff-d2-19-00

    06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 217
    Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

    06:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 169
    Memory at 88000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=06, secondary=07, subordinate=0a, sec-latency=176
    Memory window 0: 88400000-887ff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 88800000-88bff000
    I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
    I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

    06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 185
    Memory at d0003000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    06:04.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 185
    Memory at d0003400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=256]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 185
    Memory at d0003800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=128]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

    06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0090
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 185
    Memory at 88001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=256]
    Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2


    iwconfig

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    sit0 no wireless extensions.

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    Your are using the intel 3945abg adapter, it should be easy to get it working. Take a look here for firmware and instructions. Maybe with an other distro it would work out of the box. Post back if any problems occur
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    many problems arose... new kernel and stuff... working fine now
    thanks a lot valemon!

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    Glad to hear this. Have a good time with wireless internet
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