A Linux hardware/software problem

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I've installed Linux (Fedora core 3 using Redhat) on my home computer, and it doesn't recognize my wireless network card or my trackpad. Right now I have to use a mouse with Linux, and can't connect to the internet wirelessly. How would I go about to try to get these things recognized?
 

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Start by getting the make and model of your hardware, then hit google and the fedora resources.
 
The Idiot said:
I've installed Linux (Fedora core 3 using Redhat) on my home computer, and it doesn't recognize my wireless network card or my trackpad. Right now I have to use a mouse with Linux, and can't connect to the internet wirelessly. How would I go about to try to get these things recognized?

Laptops can be tricky, you have to enable PCMCIA support. Not sure how this is done on Fedora (everything is usually very automated). Basically, you will have to configure it to load the appropriate kernel modules on startup. What they are will depend on your specific hardware.
 
You don't happen to have a Linksys card with a Broadcom chipset do you? I had one of those and was out of luck.
 
Luckily I dual-booted with Windows, so I'm still functional until I get this stuff figured out. I'll try all that, though, and see if it works.
 
Hello, everyone., it is me again. i am sorry for posting after you.
I just installed linux, gen2. I partitioned drives into 3 drives, C(10),D(10),E(20), installed windows into C, then I installed gen2 into E. when partitioning E for installation, I changed my mind and saved 5 GBs for windows, but after installation was finished, I logged on into windows and found no free space I tried to save there. Can you help me to get it back please? :smile: :wink:
 
did you partition windows over linux?
 
neurocomp2003 said:
did you partition windows over linux?
You question is dumb ?
 
boteet said:
Hello, everyone., it is me again. i am sorry for posting after you.
I just installed linux, gen2. I partitioned drives into 3 drives, C(10),D(10),E(20), installed windows into C, then I installed gen2 into E. when partitioning E for installation, I changed my mind and saved 5 GBs for windows, but after installation was finished, I logged on into windows and found no free space I tried to save there. Can you help me to get it back please? :smile: :wink:
Thanks a lot, I have that problem and solved it with partition magic already.
 
neurocomp2003 said:
did you partition windows over linux?
hello, neurocom2003, yes, i installed mistenkenly both on teh same partition , :shy:, can u help me resolve probem ? :blushing: duel boot is messy i want to take one off :blushing:, help me plz...
 

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