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Old 07-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Wireless internet


Hello guys!

After deciding to get into Linux and start learning the secrets of it, I decided to install it on my laptop

Now I have a small problem. How can I get my wireless connection to work on it?
I have read few guides and tips on the internet regarding the iwconfig and the rc.wireless_conf files, but it didn't get me anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

PS: I have Slackware 13.37
 
Old 07-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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How can I get my wireless connection to work on it?
Read the man pages for wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant.conf. You can run wpa_supplicant in the foreground with debugging enabled by using the "-d" option. Once you get it working in the foreground, you can run it in the background with the "-B" option.

Here is a link to a post I wrote that shows you how to write an init script to run wpa_supplicant.

If you want an easier method, switch to Ubuntu or some other distro that provides a GUI for managing network interfaces.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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I configured my wpa_supplicant.conf file, rc.inet1.conf, rc.wireless.conf according to my ESSID, KEY(WEP), even wrote into wpa_supplicant.conf because there was no WEP network. Still, it won't start.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #4
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I suggest you install wicd. It's on disk 4 in /extra.
 
Old 07-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
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I have installed slack from only 1 DVD. How can I access the /extra folder to get wicd?

Regards
 
Old 07-24-2011, 03:19 AM   #6
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If you've not already done so, read the installpgk manual. From konsole, "man installpkg"

Put in the dvd, look around on it for a directory named "extra". Inside that directory should be another directory named "wicd" and search that directory for a file with an extension of .txz. Once you've found that location ("cd /dev/yourcdrom/extra/wicd), open a console, navigate to that location and run installpkg.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 03:26 AM   #7
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Or if your wired connection is working you can download wicd from any slackware mirror and install it using installpkg.
 
  


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