Michal Jaegermann wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:37:21PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> On first boot, I tried to configure the network - I had copied fhe
> firmware into place before rebooting after the install), but the
> text-mode network install doesn't understand wireless.
Not entirely true but indeed a default way to do that is through
a NetworkManager (a.k.a. NetworkMangler) and that assumes a graphic
environment. It is always possible to bring wireless up using
iwconfig and/or wpa_supplicant but this is relatively "low level".
> Note, I've not seen any documentation of how to do this for Fedora,
'man iwconfig' (with a section "SEE ALSO") and 'man
I'm well versed in those, but that's not an acceptable way for general use.
> I was quite surprised though to find it's eth0 in F10 (at least some of
> the time), it used to be eth1
Something else already took eth0. Do you have a wired interface
on this board? Names and assignments can be changed but they are
written "automagically" in udev rules and kept for later. Dig a bit
in files in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and you will find that out.
You misunderstood me. The wireless came up as eth0. Usually, the
on-board NIC takes eth0 and the wireless as eth1 or later, or ath0 or
something depending on the author's inclination.
> These don't look good to me:
> [mi] EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinite loop.
Aha! Intel graphics, right? Known bug.
Yes, I tried to reply to Bob to explain the information's in the log
file I posted.
Sadly, I got the URL wrong, so I was going to mention that it's really here:
For now create a skeleton xorg.conf with a help of 'Xorg -configure'
and add an option "NoAccel" to it. Details in the reference bug
report (and I was hit by it too). A display slows down but it
CentOS5 is running (almost) fine, hut a glitch with the wireless, which
is behaving very strangely.
"ifup eth1" fails, no matter what what magic incantations I utter. These
modprobe -r prism54
ifconfig eth1 # with no operands
<shrug> I will incorporate something into the startup.
BTW - some desktop heads are stuck with an idea that forcing gdm on
the first console, for some illusory gains but a lot of extra
troubles, is a good thing to do. As a result 'chvt 1' "does not
work" as you do not have getty running there; but it is not
difficult to find a text console with 'chvt 2' or a bit higher.
> I have to have this system running, Mrs S requires it.
It will run; even quite well if not perfect but try less emotional
approach and search bugzilla for troubles. I do have similar
The point's "time is of the essence."
In May this year, I will reach the 40th anniversary of my writing my
first programs, in fortran and compass. MY time for sorting out the
world's computing problems has passed, I want something that works with
a minimum of fuss and bother.
> ... but I plan on trying CentOS5 first.
You are likely to bump into wireless issues.
Not really, as I said before, this card's been supported for quite a
while, since 2.6.8 I think. Its chipset was, for quite a while, my
recommendation for 11g wireless on Linux. It should work fine in C4.
Note to Bob.
Please prune. For quite a while I couldn't see what you added. When I
tried to reply, seamonkey pruned from my sig to the end, and that
removed your text that I wanted to respond to. AFAIK the pruning's not
configurable in seamonkey (but is in kmail).
You cannot reply off-list:-)