My First problem with Slackware ( after almost one year as Slacker :D )
Here it goes...
I have Slackware64 <current-from-December-2009> installed in my Lappy... so far so good, never gave me any problems till two days ago...
( But I guess this is not a "Slackware problem" but is more of a "*nix problem" )
Has to do with wireless configuration.
I do not use wicd, because I had to use Python 2.5 because some of the applications I use, need Py 2.5
I connect myself to a wireless AP using :
#ifconfig eth1 up
#iwlist eth1 scan
#iwconfig eth1 essid "My_Essid"
Then it will output some giberish in console...
This is what I always did, and It worked.
Last few days I tried this "scheme", and it consistently repots that the network is down and stops trying.
What is strange is that when using a Knoppix LiveCD i can connect to the wireless like I always did...
So my WiFi card is OK...
This seems like some configuration file was left dangling around with incorrect info... how can I fix this thing...?
How can I prevent this from happening again...?
My Only problem with Slackware till now... :D
What wifi card is that then?
Thanks for your reply... :)
This is a Broadcom BCM 4312
But i guess there is no problem with the wl.ko module...
Did not upgrade the glibc, or kernel...
Like I told you... my Slackware is stable since 2009/December...
File/Folder permissions are allright... so <user> did not perform anything illegal, and <root> did not mess with any configuration files...
Until recently... ( about two days ago... ) I could connect...
But then again this DCHPNAK did not show up... I guess it is trying to get a lease from an IP that no longer exists... IMHO... but then again ... what do I know...?
Can this be fixed without having to reinstall...? I'm sure it can... only I do not know how... :(
EDIT : And I don't believe this is hardware related... : Using a Knoppix LCD could connect the same way I always did...
#ifconfig eth1 up
#iwconfig eth1 essid "eduroam-guest"
... and no DHCPNAK thing...
Strange this stuff... :(
You could use dhcpcd instead of dhclient.
Kudos for you... :D
Just for the sake of enlightenment... what the heck happened to dhclient and its cofiguration files...?
i mean.. it was alright till before yesterday... :(
I just found this, it seems to solve the problem.
Give it a go!
I'm guessing you don't want to always be trying to connect to this network? Otherwise I'd say just try putting the network details into the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf, which might work too.
Other than that maybe consider going for a stable release or the most recent slackware current if possible.
EDIT: didn't realise I had been beaten to it!
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