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Old 20th November 2007, 01:50 PM
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wireless card IPW 2200 BG on Dell Inspiron 6000 with Fedore 7

Hi, guys:

I have been with Fedora for a while but just got exposure to it. right now I have a Fedora 7 with my laptop. I am trying to set up myself as a sudoer in the /etc/sudoers file. However, I do not know where and how I should edit in the file because when opening the etc/sudoers using vi, I was just confused. Can anyone give me some guidance?

another issue is my wireless NIC does not work correctly under Fedora 7. my laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a IPW 2200 BG wireless card. Under Applications/Internet/Network Device Control, I can see I have 3 devices, eth1, eth0.bak, and eth1.bak. among them, eth1 and eth1.bak is active, but eth0.bak is inactive. I am guessing eth0.bak is the wireless one. when punching command lspci | grep 2200 in a terminal, I got the result "03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)". when using command dmesg | grep 2200, I got
" ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
ipw2200: Unknown symbol escape_essid
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_freq_to_channel
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_set_geo
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_index
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_geo
ipw2200: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_is_valid_channel
ipw2200: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211"
From command lsmod |grep 2200, I got nothing. can anyone give me some detail guidance for how to fix this issue?

help! (thanks)
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Old 21st November 2007, 12:13 AM
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The ipw2200 is supported by Fedora 7 and up. You might have a conflict with those .bak files. Go in and delete them all until you have an eth0 and eth1 only. Then click the edit tab and check the settings for them and try again....

Did you happen to install any software related to the drivers or iee80211 sub system??
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