On a clean/new installation of Slackware 14, when I connect to my Wifi router, the computer freezes and does not respond until I turn it off using the power button. It happens after it authenticates to the router, saying:
wlan: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to (address) completed (auth) [id=0 id_str=0]
My laptop has a Realtek 8188 Wifi adapter. My wireless access point uses WPA2. I removed all my settings from /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf so is has all the default settings, though I tried it originally with these two lines added:
The only modification that I made to /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf was to add
to let wpa_gui save the configuration.
I am running wpa_supplicant using the command:
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
I would expect an error message or at worst a silent failure if I had configured something incorrectly, but a complete freeze is a bit odd.
This problem happens whether I run startx first and try it in XFCE or just do it on the command line with no G.U.I. It's probably not a hardware problem because it worked yesterday with a LiveCD. I plan to update the whole installation once I can connect it to an Ethernet cable again, but for now, I am open to suggestions.
Thank you for your help.