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Old 7th April 2009, 12:23 PM
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Easy Steps for Installing Belkin WiFi FSD7001 G Plus Card?

I am a total Linux novice but fed up with Windows and seeking greener pasteurs.

I have just installed Fedora 10 on an old Pentium 4 PC using the USB ISO option. It runs a few error messages now when booting, namely:

USB 1-6 device descriptor read/64, error -110

which is repeated 3 times followed by:

USB 1-6 device descriptor read/8, error -110

which is repeated 4 times

The system then seems to load properly after a minute or 2.

However Fedora doesn't recognise the wireless card. It is a Belkin Wireless G Plus FSD7001 card. Where do I go from here?
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Old 7th April 2009, 03:02 PM
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I suggest you try MadWifi, as most Belkin PC Cards have Atheros chipsets.

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Old 7th April 2009, 03:51 PM
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Seems to have Broadcom

I took out the belkin card and the chip has on it says Broadcom. Is that different? What's the next step? I have downloaded ndiswrapper but can't find a clear set of easy to read instructions on how to use it. Is it less complicated to buy a wireless card that has an easy to install linux driver already? If so which do you recommend?
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Old 7th April 2009, 04:57 PM
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Hi i think your card is the belkin 4306 chipset, here is one way to get it work, hopefully
http://dnmouse.org/broadcom.html
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Old 7th April 2009, 05:52 PM
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How do I use autoten without an internet connection?

Thanks for your reply and autoten certainly seems useful.

The PC I have installed Fedora 10 on to does not have an internet connection. It has both a wireless card and a network card but neither seem to be recognised by Fedora.

I am using another PC to post these messages and clearly have an internet connection here. Can I download and then using my USB to transfer to the Fedora machine?

You refer to 'open a terminal'! How do I do that? I have never seen Fedora before and no idea yet how to use it.

Thanks for all your help - much appreciated!
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Old 7th April 2009, 07:45 PM
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Hi yes just download the rpm from http://dnmouse.org/b43-2-3.fc10.noarch.rpm transfer to your machine, then install it by open a terminal
Quote:
su (enter root password)
cd to where the rpm is then
rpm -ivh b43-2-3.fc10.noarch.rpm
and resart and with a bit of luck it should work.

Ps to open a terminal from menu Applications>System tools>Terminal (assuming you are using gnome (default installation)
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Old 7th April 2009, 08:07 PM
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What is the directory name of the desktop?

OK have downloaded the rpm and transfered it to the desktop of the Fedora 10 computer using my flash pen
Have opened a 'terminak' screen and log in using su and password

Now what is the directory for the desktop?

Sorry if this all sounds rather basic but in Wins am used to all this happening at a click!
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Old 7th April 2009, 09:20 PM
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ok if you have logged in as root in the terminal, just type in rpm -ivh and drag and drop the rpm into the terminal and press enter.
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Old 7th April 2009, 09:36 PM
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Well one step forward then another hurdle:

I have followed your instructions and dragged the rpm file into the terminal window.

It asked me for a password again which I gave and then popped up with a window saying

An internal system error has occured
A problem that we were not expecting has occurred
Please report this bug at htt[ etc....

Under more details it says:

'None type' object has no attribute 'getProvides'

Any guesses at to what do do next?
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Old 8th April 2009, 01:10 PM
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ok heres a little video clip i did to show you, click on the dowload original file if your browser cant play it, and should play in most players
http://dnmouse.org/gallery/displayim...album=12&pos=0
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