Compusa 54MB Wireless G PC Card for Fedora4

David G. Miller (aka DaveAtFraud) dave at
Mon Nov 28 01:28:28 UTC 2005

mcfreemind at wrote:

> Hi --
> Fedora newbie just bought this PC card for hp omnibook 6000 notebook 
> installed with Fedora 4.
> I've searched through google and 
> but 
> haven't found related info yet.  Appreciate any info on how to make it 
> work. 
> Thanks.
> !DSPAM:438a5275288957693863866!

Make sure you have updated to the latest kernel.  The original FC4 
kernel had fairly minimal PCMCIA card support.  Try putting the card in 
and do a "lspci -v" as root.  You should see something like:

04:00.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Intersil ISL3890 [Prism 
GT/Prism Duette] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Netgear WG511 Wireless Adapter
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 80, IRQ 177
        Memory at 52000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

somewhere in the spewage along with similar information for every other 
device that hangs off of your notebook's PCI bus.  Dig around for the 
wireless adapter.  Then you get to start hunting for a Linux wireless 
LAN driver for the card.  Google is your friend. 

If you can't find a native Linux driver, look into ndiswrapper.  
ndiswrapper lets you use the Windoze driver by providing a "wrapper" 
module.  The livna repository does a good job of keeping the FC4 rpm 
current with the latest kernel.  If you want to learn more, the project 
is hosted on sourceforge.


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