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I just bought this new computer, and the first thing to do was to install Slackware on it. As usual, I installed wicd to connect to the wireless router, but when I ask it to show the networks, it says there's nothing.
I went to the terminal and ran iwconfig, to get this log:
lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
It does not show the wlan0, and when I run iwconfig wlan0 I got
wlan0 No such device
What should I do ? My Network controller is a Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter, and all those commands were after adding the ath9k module with modprobe.
Oh I didn't take it that way, thank you for the help, btw. Still, I read it and it's meaningless to me. Do I need to set my wlan network at the /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf ? Isn't it a way to make wicd( or any other wireless manager) works like it does in the other computer?
First off... If you're using Slackware 13.37 upgrading the kernel should really be done by just upgrading the whole system to -Current as simply updating the kernel might not do it due to all the new tools used now.
Switch the slackpkg mirror to a -current tree and run it in this order:
the upgrade-all and install-new options may need to be ran two or three times.
Also, you may want to change the slackpkg configuration script to download all the package prior to installation.
If your network card doubles as a Bluetooth adapter (built-in bluetooth) you HAVE to turn on the bluetooth module and enable the bluetooth daemon. If you disable the bluetooth on a hybrid wifi + bluetooth card, it often disables the whole card.