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Old 02-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
CodyPy1
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Slackware 14 wireless problems


Okay so I decided to install slackware 14. The install went fine and everything. I'm just stuck on the wireless part. I have no idea how to connect the wlan0 to wpa2. Ive read I don't know how many things across the internet read I don't know how many wikis. They was all just mumbo jumbo garbage that didn't tell me crap.

I'm quite frustrated at this point after 12 straight hours of complete failure.

Anyhelp anyone could give me would be absolutely nice.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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The first step is to determine what kind of wireless chipset your computer has and whether or not it is functioning.

This thread will tell you how to do that and point you to various other resources that will help:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

When you determine the chipset, post it back here, along with the make/model of the computer.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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If your wireless device is working, then you need to tell us whether you want to make a permanent connection at boot or whether you want to use a client program (wicd or NetworkManager)to make connections as required.
For further information, these may help
http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:..._configuration
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...in_rcinet1conf
 
Old 02-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Here is the ifcong -a
Quote:
eth0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 78:e3:b5:7d:b2:47 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 16436
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 0 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 126 bytes 9404 (9.1 KiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 126 bytes 9404 (9.1 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

wlan0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 10.0.0.14 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.0.0.255
inet6 fe80::76e5:43ff:fee8:d479 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether 74:e5:43:e8:d4:79 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 4531 bytes 4305100 (4.1 MiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 3630 bytes 533972 (521.4 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
here is the lspci

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
08:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
And the type of computer is a HP 2000 Notebook.

I'm pretty sure my device is working. Because It's worked well on plenty of other distros. I've installed around 5 or so on this computer just experiementing around and the wireless all seemed to work correctly.
I'm not sure if it just doesn't wanna connect for some reason or I'm not doing it right.
And I'd like to make a permanent connect at boot.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Easy.

1. Run nm-applet.

2. Enter SSID.

3. Enter passphrase.

4. Click "connect".

5. Give it a few seconds to connect.

6. Bask in internet-connected glory.

The only caveat: /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager must be executable and running. If it isn't executable, make it so, then run
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start
Then do steps 1 to 6 above. You might add in a 7th step: Have one of your kids bring you a beer from the fridge.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Install wicd, run wicd-curses as root in terminal, select your wireless network in the list, right arrow and enter your wpa2 Preshared key, F10 and q to quit. Then run wicd-curses as your normal user, select your network and enter to get an IP address.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CodyPy1 View Post
Code:
07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Is supported by the ath9k module which is included in the kernel. I would second the suggestion for using networkmanager, rkelsen's post should get it up and running with that, but it's really up to you of course.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 02:59 PM   #8
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We have life. Thanks for all the help guys.
 
  


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