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arnavk007
 Posted: May 1 2012, 12:57 PM
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I have installed scientific linux 6.2 on my netbook. I am not able to use wifi on it. i made a search and found out that the wifi driver comes with kernel 2.6.38 but sl has 2.6.32 which does not support my wifi card.
Please suggest a good way to use my netbook from my desktop which runs win 7 x64. i used teamviewer for windows but i do not like the linux version.
Also, during installation i had specified the hostname as lappy but now it is something like dhcppc0:1. how do i change it?
How do i share files with my desktop? i want my home directory to be shared with all privileges.


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toracat
 Posted: May 1 2012, 04:44 PM
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About the wifi driver, you need to provide more detailed info. Head for ELRepo FAQ #4 at :

http://elrepo.org/tiki/FAQ

and post the Vendor:Device ID pairing of your wifi device.


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toracat
 Posted: May 1 2012, 04:48 PM
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About connecting from your Windows desktop, assuming you want GUI login, I'd recommend FreeNX. This CentOS wiki will help you get started:

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/FreeNX


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arnavk007
 Posted: May 1 2012, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the help toracat.
How do install this kmod?
kmod-r8192ce

I will look at free nx. Do i have to add the centos repo or is it available in some other repo?

I also want to set up file sharing. How do i do that?


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 Posted: May 1 2012, 05:50 PM
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How do i change my hostname?


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 Posted: May 1 2012, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (arnavk007 @ May 1 2012, 09:34 AM)

How do install this kmod?
kmod-r8192ce

You can find the details on the ELRepo homepage.

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I will look at free nx. Do i have to add the centos repo or is it available in some other repo?

You do not need to install the repo. Download freenx and nx from http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/extras/ :

freenx-0.7.3-8.el6.centos.x86_64.rpm
nx-3.5.0-1.el6.centos.x86_64.rpm

(replace 'x86_64' with 'i386' if your OS is 32-bit)

and install both of them with the yum command. yum will most likely install other packages to satisfy dependencies.


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arnavk007
 Posted: May 2 2012, 01:38 PM
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Thank you. Wifi has started working. How do i install rpm packages with yum?


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 Posted: May 2 2012, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE (arnavk007 @ May 1 2012, 06:50 PM)
How do i change my hostname?

Edit the HOSTNAME line in /etc/sysconfig/network to whatever you want.

QUOTE (arnavk007 @ May 2 2012, 02:38 PM)
Thank you. Wifi has started working. How do i install rpm packages with yum?

cd to the directory the files are in
yum install the-first-package.rpm the-second-package.rpm

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 Posted: May 2 2012, 05:03 PM
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Thanks Nathan.


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arnavk007
 Posted: Aug 5 2012, 11:05 AM
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I am having a few problems with wireless on a fresh install.
I installed the kmod package. Networkmanager sees all networks but is not able to connect to my wireless network.
I updated the kernel but when i boot up using the updated kernel i get a kernel panic.

What should i do?


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 Posted: Aug 6 2012, 12:53 PM
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I solved the problem. My router caused it and a reset solved the problem.


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