I have installed FC3 on my younger sisters computer, I know I can make it quite appealing to her when I actually get it working.
Har main (pretty much 99%) computer usage is Internet based, so I Need the wireless card to be working.
I have followed Craigs instructions:
And the card WORKED
Unfortunately, everytime I reboot the machine I need to activate the card again!
I need to do this with Root, so I can't even take the chance and just tell my sister what she needs to do, as she'll get nosey and I'll have a dead FC3 install.
Once you have the files at the top of Craigs How To you basically need to carry out these instructions:
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cd /home/danielle/Downloads/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45 make make install depmod cd .. tar Pjxf /home/danielle/Downloads/acx_firmware.tar.bz2 ls /usr/share/acx emacs /home/danielle/Downloads/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts/start_net cd acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts/ ./start_net ping -c 4 -I wlan0 192.168.2.11 ping -c 4 -I wlan0 cnet.com ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc.local echo -e '\n#Bring acx100 device up\ncd /home/danielle/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts\n./start_net\n' >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local echo 'DEVICE=wlan0' > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 kudzu neat
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su - cd /home/danielle/Downloads/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts ./start_net
And the card is working, and I can browse the web, I am making this post from her machine now.[root@localhost scripts]# ./start_net
Module successfully inserted.
Setting rate to 11M auto.
Setting channel 7.
Going to try to join or setup ESSID Wirez.
Setting mode to Managed.
Setting power LED to off.
Waiting for association...10 9 8 OK.
Attempting to use /sbin/dhclient for DHCP, this may take a moment...OK.
Interface has been set up successfully.
I thought adding these lines (as per Craigs instructions) would make the card auto load at each boot:
But this does not appear to be the case.echo -e '\n#Bring acx100 device up\ncd /home/danielle/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts\n./start_net\n' >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local
echo 'DEVICE=wlan0' > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
I wonder does anyone know where I am going wrong OR can any one tell me how to make some kind of script that could su -, change to the /home/danielle/Downloads/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_45/scripts directory and activate the card = ./start_net at every boot, OR at every login?
Also, I have noticed that the /etc/hosts file gets truncated to 0kb everytime I activate the wireless card? this does not appear to cause any browsing problems, but does cause an error at every log in, so would it also be possible to add a script that gets root privaliges and adds the localhost info to the /etc/hosts file as well?
Thank you for any help with this