Originally Posted by ddomingos
I hooked up the spare white and ground but can't activate the ceiling fixture.
Which fixture doesn't work? Don't forget to pull the chain for the light/fan to make sure it's working. That happened to me when wiring up one of my ceiling fans and I thought I had a defective fan at first..
Regarding wiring up a ceiling fan and light. Easiest way is to just think about it, rather than just having someone tell you since it's such an easy setup. I'm of the opinion that you should never just blindly follow someone's instructions, as this always leads to trouble. The fan/light shares a common ground, and has 2 switched powered wires for the light and fan. So, the power for the light should connect to a switched power, and the power for the fan should connect to a switched power. Look at the wiring diagram, and connect the wires accordingly.