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Fedora 16 not sensing wifi card

asked 2012-02-10 20:45:27 -0500

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So I started using Fedora at 14 and used preupgrade to upgrade to 15, then 16. I didn't really have problems until I tried installing gnome 3 shell extensions. After this, whenever I log into the account I did this on, blue bars appear next to the background. If I logged out and logged in again, I got a "an error has occurred, log out" warning. After a while I just alt f4'd out of it. This is all just for that one account. Then, more recently, the wireless internet has stopped getting sensed, on the whole computer. I am using a Rosewill internal wifi card. I know it is not a hardware malfunction because when I booted a liveusb (this one happened to have backtrack) and it had no problems connecting to my wifi. Any ideas? I have gotten to the point where I might just back up/copy the contents of the computer onto an external hard drive and installing either a clean version or just another OS. Anybody have any ideas?

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answered 2012-02-11 01:53:56 -0500

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There are known glitches in the gnome-shell-extensions. Try removing them all and installing the one by one. This will tell you which one is broken.

After the upgrade, have you cleaned up your system? Try that to start with.

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Try creating a new user and see if the issue persists. The clean up is suggested after an upgrade. A clean install is the most preferred method though. Make a separate /home partition, it makes clean installs a breeze.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-02-12 06:18:07 -0500 )edit

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