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manually setting up WPA for wireless interfaces

Posted 05-06-2011 at 05:26 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-06-2011 at 05:31 AM by neonsignal

Since the default wireless interface is typically wlan0, it can be useful to edit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules to set the interface name.

The wireless supplicant daemon is also required:
Code:
apt-get install wpasupplicant
The wpasupplicant entries are stored in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. Entries can be added manually, or using:
Code:
wpa_passphrase ssid key >>/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
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network card buffer overflows on Toshiba Portege

Posted 05-06-2011 at 05:13 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-30-2011 at 07:14 AM by neonsignal

On a Toshiba Portege 3440 series laptop, this problem was solved by setting noapic in the boot options.
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manually configuring network interfaces

Posted 05-06-2011 at 05:11 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-06-2011 at 05:14 AM by neonsignal

Edit /etc/network/interfaces. Typical parameters are address, netmask, network, broadcast, gateway, dns-nameservers. For wireless networks, there is also wireless-essid and wireless-key.
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intro

Posted 05-06-2011 at 05:02 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-06-2011 at 05:38 AM by neonsignal

This is a series of entries on Linux related tasks. They aren't documented thoroughly enough to go into a wiki, but might be useful to others. By default, they are aimed at the latest debian stable distro. Some are memory joggers rather than being particularly insightful! Comments pointing out errors and omissions are welcome.
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Oldies, but goodies.

Posted 05-05-2011 at 04:22 AM by peonuser

Finally have the cobol compiler working. Whoopee. If can even be used for cgi. Thought I might write a couple of business programs with it also. Had to compile from source. Love open source.

Directron has a big deal going on today. If I did not live so far away and the price of fuel so high, I would go. Need to work on the house anyway.

Jameco sent me a catalog. Ut oh. Better hide it so I do not order anything.

In a “who’s on first” moment, A friend asked...
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