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Re: Fedora 8 on laptop lenovo T61P



--- Matthew Saltzman <mjs CLEMSON EDU> wrote:

> 
> On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 07:24 +0100, Francois wrote:
> > On mardi 8 janvier 2008, Chris Snell wrote:
> > > > Is there a way to install F8 on it? Thanks. Francois
> > >
> > > Install in text mode, then use the nvidia packages from the livna repo.
> > >
> > > More specific help here:
> > > http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Fedora_8_on_a_ThinkPad_T61p
> > 
> > OK, I did what I found on the wiki, except the part about Mouse, as I do not 
> > have a pb with it.
> > Now everything works like a charm, except one very important thing : 
> > wifi ;-(
> > Now when I boot, I have a message like that : "error for wireless 
> > request "set mode (8B06)". Set failed on device wlan0. invalid argument.
> > 
> > I have that message since I've updated the packages. When I just installed 
> > F8 from the DVD, I didn't get that warning, but the wifi didn't work 
> > though.
> > The little led that shows that wifi is activated is off.
> > Thank you for your help. Francois
> 
> What kind of wireless card?  
> 
> Silly thing to check: Is the switch on the front lip of the case set to
> "on"?

It isn't silly, it's bitten me once and now i always check there first when someone says "my
wireless isn't working?" , especially if they say it was working the day before. The BIOS is
another place to check, sometimes the ethernet\wireless can be turned on or off there...

-Max


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