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Old 02-25-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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Debian Lenny - can't figure out wifi

I just got my computer running on a Linux OS this morning for the first time. Everything is great so far, except that I can't connect to the internet via wifi (ethernet works fine, however).
I've tried installing the right drivers and firmwares, which I could just be doing wrong.
I've also tried finding wicd, but I've had no luck in finding it or installing it.

I am running the GNOME desktop environment on Debian 5.0 Lenny

I entered the command lspci in the terminal; my network controller is:
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexio2] Network Connection (rev 05)

I hope someone out there can give me a possible solution.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:50 AM   #3
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Wicd is not in the stable repositories.

You can download the latest version of Wicd from:
Choose the most recent stable version (deb package, not the source tarball)

But remember....Wicd conflicts with network-manager so network-manager must be uninstalled. Unless you have the Debian DVD to re-install network-manager (should you later decide you do not want Wicd), you will have a difficult time getting back online.
Old 02-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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I'm not quite sure what I did, but wireless is working. I installed wireless tools and wicd, and the correct firmware for my wireless card.

Glad that's settled though! Thank you both for your help


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