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Old 12-04-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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dual booting Backtrack 5 no wireless networking


I have Backtrack 5 GNOME dual booting on my windows 7 pc, my wireless networking works fine on win 7 but does not work at all when I boot into backtrack 5. I have an Intel wireless wifi link 4965agn card. The wired connection also works fine in backtrack 5. I have seen some similar problems on a few other forums but nothing seems to work, any help would greatly be appreciated.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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You probably need to download some firmware & put it into /lib/firmware, & then reboot & you should be able to configure it.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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I would be surprised if that device won't work out of the box with Backtrack 5.
Please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k
iwconfig
ifconfig
 
Old 12-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Ran those commands this is what I got:

lspci -k results:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
Kernel modules: intelfb
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
Kernel modules: i2c-i801
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)
Kernel driver in use: sky2
Kernel modules: sky2
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
Kernel driver in use: iwl4965
Kernel modules: iwl4965
08:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
08:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
08:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
Kernel driver in use: r592
Kernel modules: r592
08:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
Kernel driver in use: r852
Kernel modules: r852


iwconfig results:
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff

eth0 no wireless extensions.


lfconfig results:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:72:5c:88:84
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:10829 (10.8 KB) TX bytes:10829 (10.8 KB)
 
Old 12-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Well, the drivers are loaded and the device is ready. How do you try to connect to your access-point?
 
Old 12-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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I go to the wicd manager and then I get this error "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface. Check the wicd log for error messages." And no wireless networks show up when wicd loads.
 
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It seems that this is an issue with D-Bus, not with your wireless card. Have you checked the logs for wicd? Also, is the wicd daemon running before you try to start the client?
 
Old 12-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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Ok, I'm not sure how to check the logs but I don't think it is running before starting the client.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Are you sure that Backtrack is the distro you want to run? You seem to be new to Linux and Backtrack is definitely not a distro for beginners.
Is there any specific reason for you to run Backtrack?
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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I've had some experience with other Linux distributions, I figured the best way to learn was to just jump right in.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #11
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Backtrack is a distribution made by network experts for network experts. If you just want to learn Linux Backtrack has not much to offer for you.
If learning is your purpose you better try one of the all-purpose distributions with a steeper learning curve, like Slackware, Arch or one of the source-based distributions, like Gentoo.
If you want to have a working system in the first place, one of the more beginner-friendly distros may be what you search for, like Mint, Mepis or Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 02:23 AM   #12
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Quote:
I figured the best way to learn was to just jump right in.
If that is the case then Fedora WOULD BE A BETTER CHOICE !!!!!!!


Backtrack 5 was made BY SECURITY
EXPERTS
FOR SECURITY EXPERTS

( yes in caps and in bold !!!)

( yes that BIG)

so if YOU want WANT TO LEARN !!!

yes WANT TO LEARN


Then
Fedora IS FOR YOU
Please READ the fedora documentation!!!



For example :
Way back in 2000/2001 XP came out
I I /ME wanted to LEARN
AND I DO MEAN LEARN
I installed "Cygwin"and "MinGW" on XP
then installed ( the THEN CURRENT ) Fedora 4
I big time LEARNED THINGS !!! with fedora 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 --

SO if you WANT TO LEARN !!!!!!!!

Install FEDORA 17 ( soon to be 18)

Last edited by John VV; 12-05-2012 at 05:21 PM. Reason: -- added to -----
 
Old 12-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #13
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So would Fedora be for security beginners then?
 
Old 12-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #14
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Any of the major distros will have all the security features that you will be requiring, so choose whichever you feel comfortable with; I use Debian, but Redhat/Fedora or SuSE will be equally good.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #15
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Well I decided to try my hand at Fedora to get some Linux/networking experience and see what security programs I can use with it.
 
  


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