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Re: Enabling wireless on Dell laptop



On 22/01/07, Dave Mitchell <davem iabyn com> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 02:17:55PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 22/01/07, Mark Knoop <mpknoop gmail com> wrote:
> >Freshrpms have rpms for this driver
> >http://zod.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=903 which is probably the easiest
> >way to install. It seems that livna are also working on packaging it.
> >
> >You could also get the 1.2.0 version from
> >http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/ which appears to have a simpler build
> >process.
> >
> >--
> >Mark Knoop
> >
>
> Thanks, I see it now in Livna's wishlist. The FreshRPMs solution is
> merely a link to the sourceforge solution. The situation looks bad-
> I'd have to install a mirad of other things to get it working. I'll
> email the good folks at livnaand ask if they need a beta tester.

Um, no need to do that. Just do:

set up the freshrpms repo if you haven't already:


# rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm


then install the driver, firmware and controlling daemon:

# yum -y --enablerepo freshrpms install dkms-ipw3945 ipw3945d ipw3945-firmware



Thanks, that was painless! Have I now 'picked sides', that means that
I cannot now use Extras/Livna? I know that the repo camps are rather
incompatable.

KWifiManager for some reason is NOT findng the signal. But that's a
different problam and a different thread I suppose. The WiFi LED is
also not lit.

Dotan Cohen

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