Well, at first I need to tell that after having big problems (audio, video, modem, network,...) with my venture into slack world at about 7 years ago, I thought that even with my insistence it would be hard to get used with it.
Around the middle of December last year I decided to try again and again I had face some problems (now with fdisk and GPT support in a 64 bit machine).
But now, at about a month after that, I need to say that having passed those initial problems with installation, not only I manage to learn a lot about linux in general (dependencies, rc. editing, permissions, groups...) as I am amazing to what Slackware became.
From 3D graphics acceleration in KDE (with an easy config for my video card, something I thought it would be impossible and that makes it by far better looking than any Windows Desktop fancy try), to great programs and suites integration like Amarok, OpenOffice, Ktorrent, THE firefox, and so many others all allied with the full control of the system (no automatic updates, no mysterious packages UNLESS I really allow it) not to tell g++, python and so on.
However, besides a raid 0 non readable partition, I am having a persistent problem with my wireless that always mix my pppoe connection when I try to config it via rc.inet1 (or rc.wireless ...).
To better explain my situation I have a computer with Asus P5k-e/Wifi-AP with came with an integrated wireless device (Realtek RTL8187L).
Also, the way I work out to connect to the internet was through (an ethernet) pppoe connection setup using pppoe-setup.
Right now it is working like a charm after pppoe-start and stop commands.
At about a month, when i was starting my first steps to config my machine, I tried to follow http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:network
three times, and in two of those I manage to start my wireless, but in all it mixed up with my pppoe connection and since either pppoe-config as pppoe-setup didn't work after that (even after backup the files) I had to reinstall the whole system. (Yes, I know that probably there is an workaround easier via shell or file editing, but since every time I need to restart in the Windows, search for solution on internet, print those I find, restart, and try in slackware again, I decided that reinstalling was the fast solution for me at that time.)
Now, I am a bit more confident with my knowledge of the linux and decided to try to setup wireless again.
After an extensive search in the forum, I found out two major solutions: One pointing to alienwiki (with I really think is the best approach besides my previous experience) and other pointing to the proper realtek driver at http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
As i am yet trying to decide which method use, I download the driver and it came with an strange file (RadioPower.sh) that are called by wlan0up.
Below are both files:
SYSTEM=`uname -r|cut -d. -f1,2`
if [ $SYSTEM = 2.4 ]
else #2.6 kernel
cp RadioPower.sh /etc/acpi/events
ifconfig wlan0 up
#iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys_lzm
#ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.102
if [ "$1" = "RFON" ]; then
dbus-send --system --type=method_call --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.setWirelessEnabled boolean:true
echo "Now Polling Method Turn RF ON !" >> /etc/acpi/events/RadioPowerTest
dbus-send --system --type=method_call --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.setWirelessEnabled boolean:false
echo "Now Polling Method Turn RF OFF !" >> /etc/acpi/events/RadioPowerTest
Since the only RadioPower I know is the radiopower.org which apparently hasn't anything to do with my wireless, I decided to ask here if there is any relation or if anyone knows what this RadioPower does.
Also, I really would like to try the config using rc.inet1, but I am afraid to lose my connection again, so if anyone could provide a good restoration method I think I will stick with alienwiki.