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Old 4th March 2012, 10:02 AM
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F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

"Wireless Connection" is not a selection in the Network Settings. Tried:

Code:
[root@adrian adrian]# iw list
nl80211 not found.
[root@adrian adrian]
Stuck... I have a TOSHIBA L505D-LS5010



Thanx.

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Old 4th March 2012, 01:43 PM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnxxx)

Most likely your laptop needs wireless firmware or a third party driver. In order to solve this problem we need to know what wireless chipset is inside your laptop. Please post the output of the following commmands:

lspci

lsusb
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Old 4th March 2012, 10:49 PM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

Okay, RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22):

Code:
# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M860G [Mobility Radeon 4100]
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c01b Logitech, Inc. MX310 Optical Mouse
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Old 5th March 2012, 03:04 AM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

The driver should be in kmod-staging install the rpmfusion software repositories first. Also see this thread, it has some recent issues near the end.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1559624
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Old 5th March 2012, 11:55 AM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

Ahhh thanks. Wireless has been installed now but it is not detecting networks at this point...
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Old 5th March 2012, 12:18 PM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

Did you read that thread I linked to? It says that the most recent kernel that worked was 3.2.2
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Old 5th March 2012, 12:29 PM
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Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)

Oops, I missed the comment that said "...3.2.3+..." regarding bugzilla:

https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2175
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