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narasuta 01-25-2009 10:11 PM

Slackware 12.2 & wicd
 
Hi all,

I'm a new member here. I got Slackware 12.2 dual boot with XP on my notebook, and trying to get connection through wifi using wicd. But still can't obtain IP address. Though I try connect manually using iwconfig then run dhcpcd, still can't obtain IP address.
The AP is using WEP encryption.
There's no problem if I connect using XP.
When I connect manually it seems associated with AP, but can't obtain IP address after I run dhcpcd.
Note that my rc.inet1.conf left untouched.
Any suggestion for this problem?
Thanks before.

Drakeo 01-25-2009 10:25 PM

what is your net card type as root open terminal type su -> enter password -> enter type lspci and post it.
Slackware uses the pure vanilla kernel straight from Linus Travolds and it supports most of your hard ware But there is a couple out there that are harder to get working. computer and hardware. so we know if it is hardware problem or a configuration problem. waiting

narasuta 01-25-2009 10:53 PM

Here is lspci :

Quote:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI7420 CardBus Controller
02:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI7x20 1394a-2000 OHCI Two-Port PHY/Link-Layer Controller
02:04.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCI7420/7620 Combo CardBus, 1394a-2000 OHCI and SD/MS-Pro Controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 83)
02:0b.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
Here is iwlist :

Quote:

eth0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1C:F0:BA:B1:8E
ESSID:"kinari_residence"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=41/100 Signal level=-76 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 20ms ago
Here is iwconfig :

Quote:

eth0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"kinari_residence" Nickname:"darkstar"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:F0:BA:B1:8E
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:6162-6364-6535-3433-3231-0000-00 Security mode:open
Power Management:off
Link Quality=46/100 Signal level=-73 dBm Noise level=-90 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:20 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:8
Here is dhcpcd after I setup using iwconfig :

Quote:

Broadcasting DHCP_DISCOVER
timed out waiting for a valid DHCP server response

Thanks.

kite 01-25-2009 11:21 PM

If you use wicd make sure that you keep the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf as clean as original (do not put anything there by hand), or wicd will not work correctly.

slackass 01-26-2009 12:13 AM

Robby has a new wicd build that fixes problems that "some" people were having.


http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/12.2/

DavidHindman 01-26-2009 01:19 AM

Check and double check the key you've entered. Make sure you've selected the correct encryption option in wicd (for example, do not enter a straight WEP hexadecimal key with the encryption option set to passphrase). If you're using a hexadecimal key, enter it without any embedded hyphens.

Check your wicd preferences to make sure you've selected the correct wireless interface.

When I can't connect with my WEP network, practically the first thing I do is to turn off the encryption. That simplifies the problem a lot. You can turn encryption back on when everything else is working.

Look at the permissions of /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd and make sure that file has been set executable. When I first installed wicd a few revisions back I think I picked up a package that somehow didn't start the wicd daemon.

If you haven't rebooted since you installed wicd, try rebooting. You may have missed something like starting the wicd daemon.

narasuta 01-26-2009 08:38 AM

Quote:

If you use wicd make sure that you keep the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf as clean as original (do not put anything there by hand), or wicd will not work correctly.
Of course rc.inet1.conf still original, even I didn't setup networking during installation.

Quote:

Robby has a new wicd build that fixes problems that "some" people were having.

http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/12.2/

I removed my old wicd 1.5.6 then installed Robby's wicd 1.5.8. Still the same. Or maybe need some tips & trick?

I can connected to unsecured network, though it took almost 30s to connect the network. But still can't connected to secured network.
I'm sure I put correct password, it's using WEP encryption passphrase.


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