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I installed slackware 12.2 on an ASUS eeePC 900HA. Wireless works, video was detected fine but fonts were all set to 16 point so I was able to shring all but one down, the one I can't seem to control is the main system font used for dialog boxes and non kde apps like firefox so the menus and text are really big in those.
Sound works but the mixer doesn't seem to allow muting nor will it save the volume between sessions, always defaults to max.
My printer won't install either but thats not related to it being a netbook, seems to be a slackware specific issue.
I should have been more specific, I have it start at init 4 so I'm never typing startx, where can I set that dpi so x always uses it,I found a couple web sites listing config files and tried them but it didn't work?
I just bought an Acer Aspire One that came with XP pre-installed. I shrank the XP partition and installed Slack 12.2 as a dual boot system. I see that two or three people posting to this thread are running Slack on the aao. How did you get wifi working? This is my first attempt at using wifi so I am somewhat in the dark. I have searched the threads here and read a number of things on the Web about Slackware, wifi, and the aao, but I don't have a clear idea where to start. Also, lspci does not list any wireless device. Mike.
Verify that ath5k appears when you run 'lsmod'. (if not do 'modprobe ath5k' to load it)
Verify that wlan0 appears when you run 'iwconfig' (as root).
WPA2 wireless connection:
1 - Download, compile and install wpa_supplicant
2 - Edit your 'wpa_supplicant.conf' file to match your network environment
3 - Do a 'chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless' to enable the script to execute during boot
4 - Edit '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' starting at line 50, Uncomment at least "IFNAME" and "WLAN_WPA". (Uncomment the "DHCP" line if you need it)
5 - (optional) Edit '/etc/rc.d/rc.wireless' and comment out lines 190-196 to disable the Set Nickname operation error.
6 - Reboot and enjoy.
If you use KDE, you might consider KWiFiManager to keep an eye on the connection. Run it as root to use all it's features or to view all networks the card can pick up.
atters, I tried the steps you described, and I think I am close, but when I boot I get the following error message from the kernel:
Failed to connect to wpa_supplicant -- wpa_ctrl_open: No such file or directory
I could not find a reference to this file in wpa_supplicant.conf or rc.wireless or rc.inet1.conf, so I don't know where the problem is. Mike.