Re: MSI Mega 180 (Barebones) and FC2

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On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 11:01, Satish Balay wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Rush wrote:
> > Hey everyone. I know you all are busy, so I'll try to keep this short.
> > 
> > I'm considering installing FC2 (replacing XP) on an MSI Mega 180 barebones
> > system (Shuttle-style PC). My primary concern is how well (if at all)of my
> > wireless adapter (onboard 802.11b). I've searched the Fedora and Redhat HW
> > compat lists, MSI's site, and Google and Usenet, and found nothing regarding
> > this system and Fedora. If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be
> > eternally grateful. Here is a link to the Mega 180's description on MSI's
> > site:
> > 
> >
> You could try booting it into some kind of linux - say with FC2 CD-1
> into 'rescue' mode - and use '/sbin/lspci' to figureout what 'wireless
> chipset' you have.
> Satish

Good idea,  Knoppix is also an alternative.  From:

It looks like the WLAN card is some kind of mini-PCI card and will
probably vary depending on price and availability and who/where the
integration was done.  Opening the box and checking the part number of
the chip on the WLAN card is also an option.


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