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Old 12-25-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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Lenovo z570 - Wireless connection - chip set Intel 1000 802.11

This is my first real try at using Linux, and for the most part I have it up and running. However I can not seem to get the wireless card to work with my network. I am currently running WPA2-PSK on my network.

I have modified the "/etc/wpa_supplicant" as fallows:

pairwise=COMP TKIP
group=COMP TKIP WEP104 WEP40

I then do "iwconfig wlan0 essid 'mySSID' "

When I run the command again it shows the correct name next to the ESSID but it still does not get an ip via DHCP. I have thus far not tried connecting it via a unsecured, WPA, or WEP. But I do not want to take down my network for one device.

It was able to connect prior to installing Slackware on the Laptop. If someone could please help me I'm totally out of my depth on this one.

PS: Almost forgot, I'm using Slackware64-13.37

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Old 12-25-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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Although I am a die-hard commmand-line user, I gave up on manual wireless configuration. Are you running a GUI? Can you install knetworkmanager or gnetworkmanager?

It 'just works'. Don't forget to follow the exact instructions as how to modify the original network configuration.

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I've looked for it, but it did not come install with KDE. And I'm not sure what dependencies I need to install with it. I downloaded the aplet, and knetworkmanager from and I see the list of dependencies in the "/packages/x86_64/deps/" just not sure which ones to download. Also being new to this I was able to unpack the tar file into a directory but I am unable to install the packages. I found the install script labeled but when I try to run it in command line it doesn't work. Do I need to place the package files in their respective directories first?(IE: there's a /etc directory in the package should I place the files in that directory into my /etc and then run the script).
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Unfortunately I am completely unfamiliar with the Slack installation process, so I can't help you here. Someone else?

Old 04-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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I had to install the Intel 1000 wireless drivers,

and use wicd-client or wicd-curses to bring up the interface.

Possibly there was some magic dust that got into the machine during the process, because I recall being surprised that at one point it began to start working very suddenly.

Also, I found that periodically I had to run-
$sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill unblock wifi

...particularly if the machine went to sleep or was rebooted.


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