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Old 09-17-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Question Can't get wireless working in Slitaz (Asus Aspire ZG5, Atheros wifi)


So I decided to wipe out Windows and try Slitaz. It's an awesome well featured distro for it's size. One huge problem tho: I can't get wireless to work for the life of me. I actually went as far as to manually load the ath5k module but It just refuses to recognize my wireless router, much less any nearby routers. It simply doesn't see anything when it scans for wireless networks. I have no problem with that in Puppy Lucid. But I'd really like to use Slitaz, just for it's small size and quick bootup. Can anyone PLEASE help me with that?


PS: It happened here before that I had to plea and beg for any response, so PLEASE(!!) don't let me hang like that this time. I will not troll for your mercy!!! Thanks.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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You might need some additional firmware. Are you sure you want ath5k and not ath9k? Does your distribution of some kind of "compat-wireless" package?
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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PS: It happened here before that I had to plea and beg for any response, so PLEASE(!!) don't let me hang like that this time. I will not troll for your mercy!!! Thanks.
Don't know how much help I'll be for you. Am posting from My Acer aspire One. But I don't run Slitaz.
Code:
biker@biker-laptop:~$ inxi -F
System:    Host biker-laptop Kernel 2.6.32-24-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Ubuntu 10.04 lucid
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-HT-) cache 512 KB flags (sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips 3192.31 
           Clock Speeds: (1) 800.00 MHz (2) 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card Intel Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.6 Res: 1024x600@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 945GME GEM 20091221 2009Q4 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio:     Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel BusID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.21
Network:   Card-1 Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter driver ath5k v: 0.6.0 BusID: 03:00.0
           Card-2 Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI at port 3000 BusID: 02:00.0
Disks:     HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (2.4% used) 1: /dev/sda WDC_WD1600BEVT 160.0GB 
Partition: ID:/ size: 7.1G used: 3.2G (48%) fs: ext4 ID:/home size: 25G used: 353M (2%) fs: ext4 
           ID:swap-1 size: 2.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Looks like you are on the right track installing ath5k driver though.
Does Slitaz also come with Wireless tools

Also can you get Wicd or Ceni connection tools for Slitaz as a taz.pkg.

If wondering about how I got my top readout. You can install inxi script in Slitaz as root user in terminal with this command.
Code:
cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/inxi && chmod +x inxi
I have inxi succesfully running in Ubuntu and Puppy Installs. smxi comes stock in my AntiX installs, but smxi is a debian thing. Won't work in Ubuntu or Puppy. But inxi will.
http://code.google.com/p/inxi/

At least inxi will let you know if you got ath5k installed correctly like in my readout. I usually install AntiX 8.5 on my Netbooks.

Asus EEEPC 701SD internal drive install

http://antix.freeforums.org/701sd-wi...ved-t2623.html

SD card install of AntiX 2 Usb Persistent
http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-8-...ved-t2610.html

Full install on My Asus EEEpc 900
http://yatsite.blogspot.com/2010/04/...eeepc-900.html

And I settled for Ubuntu Netbook (boot into Gnome instead of Netbook Desktop via sessions in GDM login Window) for my Acer Aspire One (run Puppeee 4.4 Beta on SD card also)

Maybe all you need to do is get something like Wireless Tools going and dhclient to connect. Wicd or Ceni is good front end for wireless tools.
Like I said. Aint much help with Slitaz or Wireless even. So if I am off base. Oh Well. Took a while to type all this out.

Happy Trails ,Rok
 
Old 09-17-2010, 11:22 PM   #4
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Found this in Slitaz Forum

http://forum.slitaz.org/index.php/di...25-dhcp-issues

And Special Slitaz Edition for Acer Aspire One below

http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=slitaz

Hmmmm. might hafta try it out sometime.

http://www.governmentsecurity.org/fo...howtopic=31645

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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If you wish to enable wireless at boot time, add to /etc/rcS.conf:

a. Using native driver.

LOAD_MODULES="dm-crypt snd_intel8x0 3c59x ath5k"
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http://greencomputing.sakuraweb.com/...una-3.0-flavor
 
  


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