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Old 01-04-2008, 02:15 AM   #1
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Slackware Installation


So, I've decided to roll with a Slackware 12.0 install. I've installed it fine, but now I have a few questions. I can't connect via. wireless, what do I need to do (specifically) to get rid of this problem? Also, I've edited a file under root by typing the command vigr to change a few things, and I've forgotten what to type after. This is my first "real" distro (used Ubuntu but it was too windows-ish, and then backtrack 2 but it was stripped down alot).

All help is appreciated
 
Old 01-04-2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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What kind of wireless adapter do you have? Post the output of lspci or lsusb, depending on whether it's a PCI or USB device. Presumably you want to save the changes you made with vigr, so you'll want to type ":wq" to write and quit (you may also want to learn vi/vim!).
 
Old 01-04-2008, 02:29 AM   #3
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments Unknown device 802a (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile) (rev 03)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
bash-3.1#
 
Old 01-04-2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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Since your wireless card is using an Atheros chipset, the first thing you'll want to do is get the MadWifi drivers and install them. You'll also need to do some configuration in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf (or rc.wireless.conf, but I use the former and it works fine), but we'll get to that later. Also, you do have a regular user account to use and aren't using root all the time, right?
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:05 AM   #5
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For the wifi look at this

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:madwifi

I am to lazy to learn vi.

In kde for editing files as root I usually run 'kdesu kedit'. If I am at the console I prefer jed or nano.
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:07 AM   #6
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I use Emacs myself .
 
Old 01-04-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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Welcome to Slackware, and to LQ!

There are many threads inside the "Linux - Networking" and Slackware forums in regards to wireless networking and Slack. I'm sure some searching around will yield great results.

Learning Slackware is not an overnight process, but it is one that will be very rewarding -- you can take the knowledge of how your system works and apply it to most any linux machine in the wild; instead of learning how to use a wizard, you will understand how the underlying files are altered, created, or deleted as the case may be.

Best of luck!
 
  


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