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Old 02-17-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Wifi-Radar and Debian Etch


I've got wifi-radar installed and configured to run by a normal user... the only problem is that wireless-tools isn't.

From the command line, as a normal user, Wifi-Radar starts up but shows no wireless-connection information. The command line reads:

$ /usr/sbin/wifi-radar
sh: iwlist: command not found
sh: ifconfig: command not found
sh: iwconfig: command not found
sh: iwlist: command not found
sh: ifconfig: command not found
sh: iwconfig: command not found
sh: iwlist: command not found

I edited the sudoers file so I can run wifi-radar as normal user... is there something I should do for wireless-tools also?

I followed the directions on [URL="http://http://www.hantslug.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?LinuxHints/InstallingWifiRadar"[/URL] this page to install wifi-radar.

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Old 02-17-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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Either you don't have wireless-tools installed or /usr/sbin is not in your path
 
Old 02-17-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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# apt-get install wireless-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
wireless-tools is already the newest version.

$ echo $PATH
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games:/usr/sbin

Nope, that ain't it... Wifi-radar runs fine. It just can't configure wireless-tools by itself. It works as root, however.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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bash has two modes, logon and interactive. The paths may be different for each. One reads from /etc/bash.bashrc and ~.bashrc, the other from /etc/profile and ~/.bash_profile. You can add echo $PATH near the top of wifi-radar to see if that is the problem.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 08:22 PM   #5
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I figured it out by looking at other applications that run for a normal user, but need root privileges.

The executable for the shortcut on the panel needs to be "gksu -u root /usr/sbin/wifi-radar".

ta-da...!
 
  


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