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Old 04-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Slackware 14 Install


Ok, So I did a fresh install of Slackware Linux 14, used the adduser & set up my new user outside of root. When I log into XFCE and click on Network Connections to connect to Wifi, it doesn't let me input anything. The fields can't be modified. How do I add this permission to connect to wifi to my user?
 
Old 04-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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You need to enable either wicd or networkmanager first:

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide

(see "Wireless" section)
 
Old 04-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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My Computer recognizes my network card but it wont let me put anything in Network Connections & WiCD or NetworkManager isnt installed, i dont see it anywhere.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Did you do a full installation (recommended for Slack newbies)? If so, you should have networkmanager. You then need to enable it, log out, and log back in:

Code:
# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
At which point you can click on the applet in your system tray, and should see any available wireless networks.

If you just installed Xfce and not KDE, you probably missed both wicd and networkmanager during your custom installation.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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I did the full install, had no issues at all. Made my new user. I added the following permissions to my user (plugdev,power,netdev,lp,scanner) & rebooted and now I am able to configure the network connection. I added my hotspot via USB and am running slackpkg update now. Then I suppose I can go ahead and install wicd. Thanks for the help.

Yes the install WAS XFCE only
 
Old 04-09-2013, 07:02 PM   #6
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Awesome! Keep on slackin'...
 
  


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