Help getting WiFi working on laptop

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Mon Jun 21 18:42:24 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 12:22:32 -0400,
  Bill Davidsen <davidsen at> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:35:58 -0400,
> >   "John W. Linville" <linville at> wrote:
> >> yum install iwl6050-firmware
> > 
> > Was this needed because iwl6050-firmware is such a new package? Would it
> > be expected to be installed by default on F14+ ?
> Why would it be installed by default? Very few people have the hardware, and the 
> installer can put stuff like that in only if needed.

Because I don't think the installer currently does hardware specific checks
when deciding which packages to install and firmware packages are usually
pretty tiny and the tradeoff against having things not work at first seems
pretty worthwhile.

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