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Old 05-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 1520 and wireless


im total newb in linux and i installed slackware like 2 days ago. im not having any luck with wireless and yea i did check this forum and other pages about slack/wireless, still nothing. so please someone guide me thru wireless setup, step by step, like that your holding a baby whos learning to walk.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by netsu View Post
im total newb in linux and i installed slackware like 2 days ago. im not having any luck with wireless and yea i did check this forum and other pages about slack/wireless, still nothing. so please someone guide me thru wireless setup, step by step, like that your holding a baby whos learning to walk.
Welcome to Slackware and LQ!

Look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way', this will assist you in formulating a good question.

A simple LQ search on 'dell wireless' got several good hits.

You can do a 'dmesg |grep -i wlan' to see if the device is recognized.

Did you run 'netconfig' as root?

What is the output of 'ifconfig -a' and 'lsmod'? The 'ifconfig -a' will list all devices that are recognized at boot. The 'lsmod' will show the modules loaded.

Please post the requested data (unedited) form the above commands to assist us in helping too diagnose the problem.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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I did netconfig as root.

dmesg |grep -i wlan
Code:
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found
ifconfig -a
Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:d9:43:5e:d2
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-1D-D9-43-5E-D2-6C-6F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
lsmod
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           6660  0
snd_seq_oss            32896  0
snd_seq_midi_event     10112  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                50256  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         10380  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            40352  0
snd_mixer_oss          17920  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  234724  12
rfkill_input            7296  0
lp                     13348  0
parport_pc             27556  0
parport                34632  2 lp,parport_pc
fuse                   45588  7
b43                   113568  0
rfkill                  9488  3 rfkill_input,b43
mac80211              122124  1 b43
cfg80211               14600  1 mac80211
snd_hda_intel         289052  1
led_class               7300  1 b43
input_polldev           7304  1 b43
snd_pcm                72068  2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
sdhci                  18692  0
snd_timer              22532  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
mmc_core               47236  1 sdhci
psmouse                40336  0
snd_page_alloc         11528  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
rtc_cmos               11040  0
rtc_core               18696  1 rtc_cmos
snd_hwdep              10756  1 snd_hda_intel
iTCO_wdt               13988  0
video                  19472  0
ssb                    32516  1 b43
snd                    47716  11 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
i2c_i801               11792  0
output                  6656  1 video
pcmcia                 35884  2 b43,ssb
mii                     8448  0
pcmcia_core            35988  2 b43,pcmcia
iTCO_vendor_support     7044  1 iTCO_wdt
serio_raw               9092  0
thermal                16540  0
hci_usb                16924  0
processor              32680  1 thermal
intel_agp              25236  0
soundcore               9824  1 snd
bluetooth              53860  1 hci_usb
rtc_lib                 6528  1 rtc_core
evdev                  12672  9
button                 10000  0
battery                14340  0
ac                      8068  0
agpgart                30664  1 intel_agp
sg                     30224  0
 
  


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