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Old 10-30-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
poymode
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slackware 13 wireless problem


Hello. I am new to Linux and Slackware and cannot seem to find any results when scanning a wireless network.

Running lspci gives me:

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08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
Also, running wpa_gui, I cannot select any Adapter or network

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...napshot1-1.png

afaik, lspci shows that I have my wireless network adapter but I can't seem to select anything in the gui and when scanning, it doesn't show any wireless networks.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 12:56 AM   #2
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Does the following command show your network?
# iwlist wlan0 scan
 
Old 10-30-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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Also i would recommend you read this entire page
 
Old 10-30-2009, 01:45 AM   #4
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Does the following command show your network?
# iwlist wlan0 scan
It doesn't show anything. I have read the page you have given but as you can see I am still unfamiliar of linux and consider myself a noob. The wiki was too complicated for me.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome back to LQ!

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It doesn't show anything. I have read the page you have given but as you can see I am still unfamiliar of linux and consider myself a noob. The wiki was too complicated for me.
When you created the user with 'adduser' as root, you did add that user to the following;

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users floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev
The link that 'farmerdave' provided to you for 'Configuring your network in Slackware' by Alien_Bob's is a excellent article on the way network cards are configured in Slackware. Plus there are loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.

It doesn't get any better than the wiki referenced above. You need to understand what is necessary to get things going for your install. So you should attempt to perform what is given then come back to this thread with things that you need assistance with. We cannot hold your hand. You do have some responsibility to attempt what you have been given. That cop out of too complicated doesn't fly.

 
Old 10-31-2009, 08:34 AM   #6
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Actually, I did this all as root and not as an ordinary user. Anyway I'll look into the Wiki again and post any problems I might encounter. Thanks!

By the way, is my wireless card driver okay? I was just guessing if I didn't have the driver since it doesn't show any adapters in the gui.

Last edited by poymode; 10-31-2009 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 09:51 AM   #7
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Hey guys. Finally got my Wireless Network going. =) Thanks. Reading the WIKI was the only solution that worked for me. I get some errors but I guess it doesn't matter. Thanks. Slack eeez good

ALSO, guys, In the end of the wiki, there was a package in /extra called wicd. It was a GUI for wireless connections. I just want to ask one thing, If i didn't do all the configurations, would the wicd still work?

Last edited by poymode; 10-31-2009 at 10:21 AM.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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Hi,

'Wicd';

Quote:
Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.
If/When you should use 'wicd' you would have to revert the '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' to the original form. DO a search here on LQ as this has been covered a lot.

 
Old 10-31-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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Hi,

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Actually, I did this all as root and not as an ordinary user. Anyway I'll look into the Wiki again and post any problems I might encounter. Thanks!

By the way, is my wireless card driver okay? I was just guessing if I didn't have the driver since it doesn't show any adapters in the gui.
I know but I was stating that you should setup a normal user account with the proper groups. You should get in the habit of working as a normal user then just become root/superuser when necessary. Like when you make system changes. Running normally as root is just asking for trouble.

I don't trust DE or GUI for system work.

 
  


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