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Old 09-01-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Linux Ubuntu Dapper Drake + madwifi


hello

i have just downloaded and installed Linux ubuntu, the server is connected to the router and is able to download information

now im following these instructions
http://
madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Debian/MadWifi


however, when i get to the apt-get build-dep madwifi-tools, i get this error

"Build dependencies for madwifi-tools could not be satisfies"

could someone please give me the retards guide to whats going on here, and why i cant install madwifi tools? (part from that iv never used linux before :P)

help desperately needed

Koryo
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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What that is basically saying is that mad-wifi is dependent on another file that is can't find on your system. did it say what it depended on? Check your synaptic becuase mad-wifi should come installed with Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jstephens84
What that is basically saying is that mad-wifi is dependent on another file that is can't find on your system. did it say what it depended on? Check your synaptic becuase mad-wifi should come installed with Ubuntu.
my WHA?

ok, im using Server edition, and im so new at Linux that i cant figure anything out, i need absolute specifics, please dont just say this, then that,

i need

1) the name of what you want me to do
2) a as close to as perfect detailed instructions as you can do
3) exactly what you need back

that would be just a tad helpful. thanks
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
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Ok first answer this. What Window Manager are you using. Gnome or KDE? If you are using the defualt one that came with Ubuntu then it should be Gnome. Now to find Synaptic Go to Applications > System or System Tools (Don't have my machine in from of me) > then choose Synaptic. Synaptic is the Gui for Apt-get in Ubuntu. Search for mad-wifi. before using synaptic you might want to run
Code:
sudo apt-get update
 
Old 09-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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i dont have a GUI operational

i am using the CLI interface with the server edition, i have not downloaded a GUI or installed it. Do i need to?

if i do, exactly HOW do i do it, step by step please

if now, do you know the command lines to set it up? if so please give the lines in order, and il copy it + learn as i go

thanks
 
Old 09-01-2006, 02:22 PM   #6
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Do you have to have a GUI? no. But it does make life easier when starting out.
Code:
sudo apt-get install gnome
That should get you started with a GUI.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 05:25 AM   #7
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*unavailable to try until monday, family problems, please keep this topic open, thank you
 
Old 09-04-2006, 02:55 PM   #8
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A gui is not necessary for getting madwifi working, nor is it needed for a server.

First, open up in a text editor: /etc/apt/sources.list and be sure that you have at least main and restricted repositories. Look for a line that looks like this:

Code:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubunutu main restricted
(note, if you live nutside the United states, the beginning of the line will have something other than 'us', e.g. http://de.archive.ubuntu.com for Germany)

then run:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
Ubuntu has madwifi drivers in the linux-restricted-drivers package, check to see if you have that installed:
Code:
dpkg -l 'linux-restricted-modules*'
if they are not installed, install them with the command:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r)
then active the madwifi module:
Code:
sudo modprobe ath_pci
to use the interface, you need the wireless tools package:
Code:
sudo apt-get install wireless-tools
check to see that the interface is 'there':
Code:
ifconfig ath0
if you see ath0 and a lengthy paragraph, it is there.

associate the interface with an access point:
Code:
iwconfig eth0 essid "your_essid"
(replace "your_essid" with name of the essid that you want to associate with, e.g. if you have set the access point in your router with the name george, it would be: iwconfig eth0 essid "george")

assuming that you will be using dhcp, get an ip:
Code:
dhclient ath0
This should get you started, for further reading, particularly if you are using wep encryption, check out the man pages of iwconfig (man iwconfig). Doing a google search of wireless-tools, madwifi ubuntu, will give you more information.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 02:42 PM   #9
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SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW TO USE NANO! ITS ANNOYING lol

right there is only deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper main restrictted

assuming that this is still the correct one i am continueing with the instructions

drivers not installed, continueing

"E: Couldn't find the package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15-26-sserver"

gona guese thats not meant to happen.

can not continue please advise
 
Old 10-04-2006, 07:26 AM   #10
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anyone able to help?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 09:15 AM   #11
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try updating your apt-get repositories. If you do a search for ubuntu + apt-get you should find them.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 10:05 AM   #12
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Code:
sudo apt-get update
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #13
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ok, WHY didnt someone tell me about aptitude? it works well

i have selected madwifi and all dependancy's, however when i try to install the files:

Binutils-static
gcc-4.1-base
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386
linuc-restricted-modules-common
nvidia-kernel-common
tzdata

i get these error messages on one screen

"(Reading databbase ... 13179 files and directories currently installed.)
unpacking tzdata (from .../tzdata_2006-1_all.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/tzdata_2006-1_all.deb (unpack)
:
trying to overwrite '/usr/share/zoneinfo/Africa/Algiers', which is also in package locales
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/tzdata_2006l-1_all.deb
e: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
a package failed to install trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libc6:
libc6 depends on tzdata; however:
package tzdata is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libc6 (--configure):
dependency problems- leaving unconfigured:
Errors were encountered while processing:
libc6"

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT IM USING THE SERVER EDITION 6.06, what going on and what do i do?

thanks
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:26 AM   #14
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Unhappy

anyone know what this means? any help please? im REALLY stuck
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:30 PM   #15
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libc6 is some kind of library. I would do a google search for libc6 and see what it is.
 
  


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