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Old 05-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #16
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Yeeeessssss!

Found that wicd had been installed by pkgtool into the KDE "start" menu, under internet tools - ran it, entered the key and all is weel - posting this from Firefox under slack13 :-D

Thanks for all the help guys, especially you James. This is great - and now I have a net connection to this machine it will be easy to get things installed and running. Now I have to go read that site someone posted in my other thread about the command line - I suspect I'll be spending no small amount of time in there!

Thanks again,

D.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #17
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No worries, good to see its working well
 
Old 05-30-2010, 01:53 PM   #18
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Okay, thanks to the folks who helped with my last problem I now have a working (almost!) Slackware 13 install on my Samsung R60+ laptop

"startx" gets me into KDE no problems, so there's a reasonably familiar GUI to muck around in, but I think that I'll need help getting the wireless networking going. It would be nice to do this in KDE, but I don't think it's going to be possible at the moment.

Running netconfig was confusing, as I've never had to do it before. So imagine if you will:

I've just booted Slackware. I'm sitting, logged in as root for the time being, at the command prompt. I'd like to get my wireless card (Atheros AR5007EG) working.

Can anyone walk me through the commands I'll need to execute (bear in mind that I don't even know how to edit a config file yet) in order to get this thing on the internet? I've tried reading the docs (slackbook) and googling, but with no luck so far - I don't understand what they're on about! Win7 does this for me, but I understand that in order to gain knowledge I need to get my hands dirty.

Cheers,

D.
Rule one of LQ: consult the search function. Two days ago I answered THE VERY SAME question and now I'm forced to do it again.

So here it goes. Alien Bob made a perfect tutorial for getting this job done in Slackware. Atheros is the ideal chipset since it has execellent linux drivers. The ath5k is part of the kernel since Slackware 12.x.

See http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:network

PLEASE, PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE, read this page. It contains more factual knowledge than what's available elsewhere on the net.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 02:02 PM   #19
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Rule one of LQ: consult the search function. Two days ago I answered THE VERY SAME question and now I'm forced to do it again.

So here it goes. Alien Bob made a perfect tutorial for getting this job done in Slackware. Atheros is the ideal chipset since it has execellent linux drivers. The ath5k is part of the kernel since Slackware 12.x.

See http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:network
Thanks, but that page is nowhere near newbie-friendly enough for me to have been able to understand it! This is why I asked for a walkthough of the command lines needed to fix it - that page assumes that the user knows how to edit a script, which I did not. I did search, but the answers I found confused me somewhat. I had no idea how packages work, and I must say this is a very scary OS to get started with.

I know that the standard answer here would be to go do some basic research but with no internet connection, it's difficult to get answers to questions (such as "how do I get a list of drives/devices?") and now, thanks to these kind folks I've managed to get things in a good enough state that I can branch out on my own.

But thanks anyway, I shall try and search better in future.

D.
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:06 PM   #20
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That post wasn't quite right relevant anyway; the modules were there and loaded anyway, it was just a case of installing a network manager type program.
 
  


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