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Old 11-11-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
nick_suse_gnome
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major noob install problem


I have been trying to setup my wireless and have downloaded kwifiselector-0.8-SuSE_10.1.i586.rpm, which installs without a problem but i cant find out how to start the program. ive also downloaded kwifiselector-0.8-SuSE_10.1.src.rpm which intalls fine but i still cant find out how to start the application. I also tried the tar.gz version, extracted it, navigated to it in the terminal, used ./configure but it gives the error
686-pc-linux' not recognized
configure: error: /bin/sh admin/config.sub i686-pc-linux- failed
i think this may be to do with not having a 64bit processor though.

im running suse linux 10.1

many thanks!!
 
Old 11-11-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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well it may be that theres a new entry hidden away somewhere in your menu. Or maybe it's just a case of opening a terminal window and just typing kwifiselector and hitting enter.

the menu entry might be that kwifiselector suggests that it's a kde app and you're using gnome - lots of the apps work fine between the different desktops, but last time I tried gnome some of the kde apps didn't want to play.

though SuSE default desktop used to be kde so I'm guessing.

regards

John
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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I'm surprised that a distro like SUSE 10.1 would not have the wireless tools in the base install. I was impressed recently how Kubuntu installed on my laptop and EVERYTHING worked right out of the box.
My experience with Distros using APT/Synaptic and KDE is that anything installed using the package manager instantly goes into a menu somewhere.
Try also:
find / -name kwifiselector
OR
man kwifiselector
 
Old 11-12-2006, 09:24 AM   #4
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thanks that worked great! but im having problems with kwifi selector saying no divice under adaptor. even though it is detected in yast.
so i have decided to install wireless-tools, i found a .rpm for it and it installs with no problems, though i cant find the shortcut to it again? ive tried wireless-tools and wirelesstools in the terminal window but that doesnt work??
 
Old 11-12-2006, 09:50 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by nick_suse_gnome
thanks that worked great! but im having problems with kwifi selector saying no divice under adaptor. even though it is detected in yast.
so i have decided to install wireless-tools, i found a .rpm for it and it installs with no problems, though i cant find the shortcut to it again? ive tried wireless-tools and wirelesstools in the terminal window but that doesnt work??
well you also might have to look into ndiswrapper and find out how that works (I understand that it's to do with using the windows wireless driver for the card/device - I might be wrong. I don't like wireless, as far as I'm concerned it's too insecure for my liking).

sorry I can't help any more.

regards

John
 
Old 12-04-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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ndiswrapper

I have a USB wlan card that needed to use windows drivers to work. ndiswrapper does the job.

check out the ndiswrapper sourceforge page, this should tell you how to install/configure it.

it has been pre-installed on several distros I have tried, and just needed configuration.

good luck,
Josh
 
  


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