In my attempts at replacing Windows on my Dell M6400 laptop
with -14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso, I have gotten as far as
being able to create a live usb stick. My next step is to get
on the internet via the Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN
Mini-Card and my "WPA" network.
Broadcom offers sources and a library at:
(via http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php ).
I did make on a machine with Linux 2.6.28-18-generic
#60-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 04:26:47 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux:
KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-18-generic'
CC [M] /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/src/shared/linux_osl.o
CC [M] /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
CC [M] /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
LD [M] /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/wl.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: modpost: missing MODULE_LICENSE() in /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/wl.o
see include/linux/module.h for more information
LD [M] /h/sgovinda/tmp/broadcom/wl.ko
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-18-generic'
The action for "make install" is:
install -D -m 755 wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/wl.ko
which, I _guess_, is just copying wl.ko and doing a "chmod 755 /<path>/wl.ko".
Key requirement: The wireless card works with Win XP and I do
_not_ want any firmware changes to happen to it!
1) Will copying wl.ko to the corresponding directory on the
Live USB be OK (since the build happened on Ubuntu
2) If copying is OK and if copying and use with or without
rebooting will _not_ make any changes to the wireless
card's firmware, what do I do next to get on the WPA
network and then to the internet?
Why does "ping" sees "audit.median.hu" as 127.0.0.0, and why does "host -t a audit.median.hu" sees it as "18.104.22.168"?
I just have a caching nameserver on my Fedora PC:
yum -y install caching-nameserver
service named restart
chkconfig named on
I configured my DNS server addresses in the Network-Manager Applet: 127.0.0.1, 22.214.171.124
"audit.median.hu" is just an example site [hosts ads, etc.]
Even with wireshark: i can see the:
126.96.36.199 DNS Standard query A audit.median.hu
So the big question: WHY doesnt the host command, or my webbrowser recognizes, that i've modified the "audit.median.hu"'s IP address?? WHY?
Thank you for any help..
What is the correct way to copy a file or directory to another
directory? In the past I was able to use press the mouse left and right
button, it didn't work all the time hard to press the two buttons at the
same time. With the FC14 it does not work at all.
I appreciate some direction. Thank you Vinny
I know this is old, but I need to install Fedora 11 to investigate a
compatibility issue. I can't seem to find a Fedora 11 DVD download site.
Anyone know where there is an archive for Fedora 11 DVD ?
I'm searching for a method [on client side] to redirect to HTTPS in a few given domains.
Ok. I use several webbrowsers, and not all of them has "add-ons" to redirect these pages to https.
My purpose is this: when i go to "http://www.facebook.com" i don't want to see any http traffic with wireshark
Is this possible?? How can i achieve it? How can i automatically redirect http traffic for given domain names to HTTPS??
is it enough to redirect http? I mean then the webserver [e.g.: www.facebook.com] recognizes that i want to "talk" over HTTPS?
I has a caching-nameserver on my pc - BIND
I have an "ad blocking" proxy on my pc - PRIVOXY
And my pc is a "linux box" - IPTABLES [iptables only knows ip addresses?]
Each night I run 'yum update'. Three days ago (give or take a day), I
noticed that putting my laptop (Thinkpad T400s) to sleep no longer
worked. It would fade the screen out, jump the the Fedora splash screen
(like you see during boot, blue background with the Fedora logo
centered) and then just sit there. The only recourse I have is to
cold-boot the laptop.
I checked /var/log/messages and this is what I see:
Any thoughts or diagnostics tips? In case it matters, I've tried both
the Fn-key combo and 'acpitool -s' with the same results.
Node Assassin: http://nodeassassin.org
I read in a non-Fedora list that GNOME3 has dropped the ability to do power
management, and that all laptops will suspend when the cover is closed, like it
or not. Hopefully that's just a users who doesn't know how to do config, but
some feedback would be helpful, that behavior would be a total show stopper.
It's desirable in many cases to turn off the display and lock, but in business
use the computer is likely to be doing something useful the users needs to continue.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 12:57:57PM -0800, Guy, Wey-Yi wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 12:17 -0800, John W. Linville wrote:
> > Well, FWIW I offered to _merge_ a patch. :-)
> > But, if I get some confirmation from a credible source at Intel that
> > simply honoring the earlier version is sufficient I should have no
> > particular problem squeezing-out such a patch.
> it will be case by case based on what EEPROM version was in the device.
> I am not sure it is a good idea to relax the EEPROM version check in
> general. Agree?
Well, no, I don't agree. If Intel is releasing hardware with that
EEPROM version into the wild and is happy to support it on Windows,
I am at a loss to understand why it can't be supported under Linux.
It would be one thing if these were just a few engineering samples
that escaped to ebay through some nefarious means. But the reports
from the user suggest that these came through Dell and are being
supported by the Windows driver. That suggests that there is enough
correct information in the EEPROM to ensure the device is functioning
John W. Linville The truth will set you free, but first it will
linville(a)redhat.com make you miserable. -- James A. Garfield
Does this still exist?
I was looking through some old email (2008/2009),
and I see it was still appearing then,
although it seemed to be getting more and more bureacratic,
with reports from committees whose pontifications
were generally unintelligible to me.
Earlier on, IIRC, this newsletter used to contain
interesting and useful (and intelligible) articles
on features of Fedora, eg user-friendly articles on WiFi, PXEboot, etc.
(I seem to remember articles on KDE, maybe by Anne Wilson,
which opened my eyes to facilities available in KDE.)
Is there anything similar now?
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
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