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Installer not detecting hardware correctly

Posted: 2020/06/08 14:55:32
by aaroncoding
I just booted into the linux dvd iso (via usb) from my laptop, but there is no response from the touchpad.

As a workaround, I can get a usb mouse to work.

But the bigger problem is that I can't connect to the internet to complete the installation.
When I open up the network config I see it giving the ethernet option (enp1s0) but it doesn't seem to detect my wireless adapter (wlp0s20f3). Unfortunately wired ethernet is not an option for me. I must connect wirelessly.

I also can't find any kind of shell to do it manually. Is there a way around this?

Re: Installer not detecting hardware correctly

Posted: 2020/06/08 15:25:28
by tunk
On CentOS 7 you can access a shell by pressing crtl+alt+F2.
If that works on C8, then run these two commands to see what
wireless card you have:
lspci | grep -i net
lsusb | grep -i net
Do a web search to see which module/driver your card requires
and then run lsmod to see if it is loaded. Press crtl+alt+F1
to return to GUI.

Re: Installer not detecting hardware correctly

Posted: 2020/06/08 20:46:26
by aaroncoding
Thanks for the response! :)

Hmm ctrl+alt+f12 got me a shell, although I couldn't figure out how to get out. f1 and f2 didn't help.

I ended up finding an old usb network adapter which worked instantly, so I was able to finish the installation and now I can work on drivers more easily. I'm sure I can manage now.