I'm moving to a new job (I'm an analyst/programmer) soon where the primary environment is Red Hat/Fedora Core 6. I'm trying to get a working Core 6 install done so I can become familiar with it (I'm primarily a Windoze guy).
Anyway, I purchased the 'Fedora 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible' and got RC6 installed (GRUB didn't like my SATA boot drive so to switch between WinXP and RC6 I change the drive boot priority, but that's a whole other issue). I've been tearing my hair out trying to get networking installed so I can do the research to address other problems (ATI X700Pro, printing, etc).
From everything I've been able to determine, the Linksys WUSB54Gv2 I use in WinXP is bad mojo when it comes to Linux. As such I'd like recommendations on a wireless adapter (PCI or USB) that is GUARANTEED to work with RC6 out of the box. I'm VERY new to Linux (done installs in the past but never spent much time with them) and I need the net to try to learn this stuff.
I've done a bunch of research over the last several days trying to fix this on my own but I've come to the conclusion I just don't have the knowledge yet to get a handle on my network issue.
As I said, I'm new to Linux & Fedora, but here's whatever info I can provide that may help:
Memory: 1 gig
Primary 120 gig SATA (WinXP)
Secondary 80 gig ATA100 (For Fedora) & DVD Writer
Video: ATI X700Pro
Kernel: 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 (installed from book DVD)
Office and Productivity
Software Development (not having source on the machine is a bad idea I've found
I have open PCI slots, USB slots, and I'll try smoke signals if it works.
I'm about to install RC6 again (third time is a charm!) so it will be a brand new, fresh install. Thanks in advance for any help!
PS: Yum don't like it much when there's no network to connect to, do it?