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And some more just bragging:
CPU : Intel i7 3770 3.4GHz
RAM : 16GBs Corsair Vengeance
MOBO : ASUS P88V77-V Pro
HDD : Just a WD 320GBs
CDROM : Plextor. Not really a bad CDROM. Complete Slackware install took about 5min
FAN CONTROLLER : Sentry 2 NZXT. Haven't had time to play w/it. But seems good.
Alright, done bragging, but if you just got finished building that Vegas Hoe you'd brag too. Now I need some advice!
I'm new to Slackware(1-2mths), not Linux (10+yrs). Me and OpenSUSE have been having problems for awhile now and her bags are packed along with KDE(10+yrs) for XFCE(1-2mths).
I don't have broadband where I live so I use T-mobile wifi as only connection to net. I need net to update with slackpkg(know how to do that), as well as to survive. I've been using wicd on my laptop w/Slackware and KDE. Is wpa-gui worth using or should I install wicd? Any suggestions on configuring wpa-gui?
You can't imagine how much of a noob I feel like, but any pointers in the right direction would be helpful as networking is not one of my strong points. I'm really missing Yast right about now.
Any other suggestions on configuring would be cool too as the tower is only a couple of hours old. And please excuse me, I'm not always such an annoying noob. I Promise.
Last edited by ogbi-web_kenobi; 08-09-2012 at 08:27 PM.
Wicd works fine, but I like using wpa_supplicant more because it was a pain to figure out, and it's installed by default. I don't really use the wpa_gui, but if you need some quick tips on wpa_supplicant I'd be glad to get into that.
Hum. this ASUS board has the Wi-Fi GO card. From what I'm understanding this is broadcom but lspci shows the only network adapter being a Atheros Communication INC. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter. Of which is not working with wicd. Am I looking this up right?
dxtrpn: yes I'd love to see your wpa_suppicant.conf. It would be a big help
Last edited by ogbi-web_kenobi; 08-09-2012 at 10:54 PM.
NetworkManager is probably a more comprehensive tool for connectivity with the internet than Wicd is. You'll probably need the ModemManager tools as well to get your T-Mobile connection working. Both are available from SlackBuilds.org if you are running 13.37 but are going to be included by default with Slackware 14.0 in the final release.
I use wicd here with encryption (WPA2), so I see no reason why it shouldn't work. What make you think that wicd would not handle your card?
This is a card that comes with the asus p8z77-vpro board from asus called "wi-fi go!".
Installed wicd from my slack dvd with pkgtool. wicd is working but not showing *any* connections. lspci show my adapter as a atheros ar9485. So card is there. lsmob dosn't show any atheros modules loaded. gonna try that and see what happens.
There might be some firmware for that card (sometimes shipped with kernel-firmware, sometimes not). In addition to that, you're going to want to double check that it is using the drivers for that chip (I believe the module is called ath9k, but you can double check with "lspci -k" and look for the wireless card itself and the module being used).
I'll get back to you with that ouput in a sec. As I'm using KVM switch to bounce back an forth between Towers. I do know that iwconfig only showed and lo and eth0 but no wlan0. Could there be something there?
Open wpa_supplicant.conf. Replace the line specifying the ESSID with the
corresponding line output from wpa_passphrase, and do the same for the PSK.
Remove or comment out what you appended to the document before opening it.
Open /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf. Uncomment just a few lines- most importantly, the lines
use that specify you want to use wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd. You may also specify your hostname and essid.
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start (or restart, whatever your case may be)
ping -c 3 www. A Web Site .com
If everything's properly configured, the scripts will run during as your box boots up.
I can't access the files on my computer right now, but they are simply the defaults modified
as I've described.