FC8T3 on Compaq Presario V5000
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
caf at omen.com
Tue Nov 6 19:08:36 UTC 2007
After a nominal install, Fedora presented the famous X on weave
display which usually goes away quickly as the X server moves
on to more interesting things. In this case it stayed on the big X,
responsive to mouse movements but little else. I rebooted the
machine and Fedora came up. I have seen this behavior a
number of times.
Backtrack 2 was previously installed on this machine. Kismet
worked out of the box with the Backtrack kismet script. WPA
worked sometimes with wpa_supplicant.
Ubuntu Studio 7.1 recognized the Broadcom wireless but I
was not able to get WPA working. Fedora's network
tools did not see the Broadcom, however iwconfig does
come up with a wlan0. I haven't tried bringing up wpa_supplicant
manually yet. WPA has been out for a while now and as the only
reasonably secure layer it should be easy to use if not the default.
Chuck Forsberg caf at omen.com www.omen.com 503-614-0430
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
Omen Technology Inc "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231 FAX 629-0665
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