I have a compaq presario c500 running fedora core 8 (with
automatic updates already installed) with a "Broadcom
Corparation BCM93411MCG wlan mini-pci" card. It shows up in
network configuration under hardware as an ethernet card and not
a wireless connection. I tried to delete it as an ethernet and
set it up as a wireless, yet "Broadcom Corparation BCM93411MCG
wlan mini-pci" does not show up under "select wireless device" or
"adapter type". Yet when I add it as an ethernet connection it
shows up under "adapter type" or "select ethernet connection" yet
if I install it, it has a status of 'ok', yet does not function
I have a Compaq F572US, with AMD Athlon Turin X86 with nvidia graphics
adapter. I really like the laptop, however, it occasionally hits a hard
lock up and I have to reset and reboot. The computer runs really slow
with Windows Vista, but works fine with Fedora :-)
I'm not sure how to tell if this is a software configuration problem or
I have purchased a lemon.
I'm running latest Fedora FC7 Moonshine, up-to-date.
My kernel boot options are noapic irqpoll noapci
Can anyone share experiences with Compaq F572US laptop computers?
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I have an Asus M6000 laptop that gives me two problems:
*1. *when attaching a separate monitor to the VGA-slot on the back, I
get a copy of the picture I see on the laptop screen (as it should!).
Then, as root I enter into monitor management (sorry, my F7 is in Dutch,
so the correct term is probably different in English) and activate dual
head, giving the screen size and resolution of the external monitor.
after OK, I get the order to restart X for the change to take effect.
After having done this by logging out and again logging in, the laptop
screen remains black and only the external monitor shows a picture.
After restarting the laptop without the external monitor all is back as
it used to be.
The video card in this laptop is a ATI Technologies RV350 [Mobility
Radeon 9600 M10]
Has anybody an idea how to use the external monitor in order to enable
an extended desktop?
I have tried to see whether I could change /etc/X/xorg.conf but did not
find a way to do this.
I hoped fedora 8 would solve this problem, but see below:
2. I have downloaded fedora 8, burned this on a disk and used the disk
to install on a desktop. No problem. I took the same disk to my Asus
(dual boot with Windows XP) and started up from the disk and chose the
option "upgrade an existing system". the system began collecting
installed packages end thereafter checking dependencies. about 40%
through this the system hangs completely (no mouse action either) and
only using the on/off button of the laptop gives any result.
I hope someone can give some ideas.
I have a Toshiba Portégé 3500 laptop. (P3 1.3GHz, 1 GB of RAM) It is a
Tablet PC and has been running XP Pro Tablet Ed.
I have been trying to install Fedora for many months already and am not
giving up I have successfully installed Fedora 8 on many other PCs and
laptops, but this one is a real challenge to me.
It is a non-standard PC: no built-in CD-ROM, it uses a proprietary PCMCIA
model from Targus made for this model, and special drivers are needed to run
it, DOS drivers do exist, but no Linux drivers. I only use it to re-install
Windows XP as the Toshiba recovery CDs need it. I do not care for the Tablet
PC specific functions, as I use it as a standard laptop.
I also have a standard external USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW, however it will not boot
from this but I do have an external FDD and it will boot from this.
If I try to boot the Fedora DVD, using the PCMCIA CD-ROM it will get
started, but then Anaconda will not recognize the device, and stops and
no Linux drivers exists.
So I figure I could use the USB CD/DVD-ROM, as I think this will be a valid
device for Anaconda.
I need specific instructions to create floppies to get a successful Fedora 8
Can anyone help ?
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I tried loading Ubuntu 7.10 on to an HP dv9500 laptop (AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-58 1.9Ghz), but could not configure Nvidia card or Broadcom wireless card. (Saw some suggestions for fixing the NVidia card, but need wireless connection to do it). Will Fedora 8 load on this machine without a lot of tweaking?
I am using a DELL INSPIRON 6400, with ati radeon x1300 graphics card.
I found it difficult to install other linux based OSs due to this VGA.
Will i be able to install fedora 8 in my laptop, without any
Also it has a broadcom wireless card. does fedora 8 supports this ?
thanks and regards,
I have the Lenovo/IBM T61 with WXGA 14.1 inch screen and Intel
Graphics Media Accelerator 945. The max resolution is 1280x800. On my
current FC7 installation I cannot get the resolution up to this value.
Maximum is 1024x768 :( Any hints of how I can fix this?