Fedora on an ASUS G23-B2 [It works!]
cjones at levitjames.com
Mon Dec 31 14:26:12 UTC 2007
> I have a different Asus laptop, a PRO31J F3JC, using an Intel WM3945ABG
> wireless card, and it's somewhat similar in that from time to time the
> wireless wouldn't work, othertimes it'd work fine. Reboots were
> necessary to get it to work, at times. And with no changes of settings
> in between.
> This smacks of not too brilliantly designed hardware, hardware that
> doesn't reset itself properly when turned on, and drivers that can't
> cause it to reset itself, either.
> I'd also noticed that it would just about always manage to cause my
> friend's modem/router to reset while Fedora was booting up,
> disconnecting him. But I don't recall it doing that when I booted up in
> Ubuntu or Vista. I can only imagine that happening if it were spewing
> out garbage.
Don't know about your hardware theory. In Vista, the wireless NIC works
perfectly, every time. I think wireless connectivity in Linux is still
in its growth-pains stage. This machine is not having any adverse effect
on any router I've connected to, under Linux or Windows. I've tried three.
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