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Old 08-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Smile Slackware newbie one....


now working on config wireless, and my goal to use slackware is to study linux and programming since I'm CS major... I'll need to set C/C++, java, haskell, and lisp environment in my slackware, any suggestions that might help? thanks a lot!
 
Old 08-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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I am a bit unclear what the question is here. If the question is how to configure wireless networking, and you've installed X and are using the GUI, just install wicd from /extra and you can use wp_gui to connect to wireless networks with the default config files (as long as your user is a member of netdev).
 
Old 08-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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If you had installed Mint, your wireless would probably have already been up and running.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #4
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I am a bit unclear what the question is here. If the question is how to configure wireless networking, and you've installed X and are using the GUI, just install wicd from /extra and you can use wp_gui to connect to wireless networks with the default config files (as long as your user is a member of netdev).
Never mind... I'm just trying to configure wireless from command line... it's much more fun...
 
Old 08-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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If you had installed Mint, your wireless would probably have already been up and running.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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The Slackbook has a good chapter on Slackware and wireless:

http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...ATION-WIRELESS

One important thing is to find out what kind of wireless chip you have. If you have Broadcom, for example, you may have to take a couple of extra steps to get it working. Run the command lspci in a terminal; it should report that information.
 
  


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