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Old 09-23-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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wireless: from a fresh install?


Grousing about trying to get wireless working. I'm surprised that, as far as I can see, nothing in KDE shows wireless networking. Network Settings appear to be for hardwired networking. ifconfig doesn't show any connections. When Slack loaded, one of the files was a driver for a wireless card, and I know that the kernels have worked with the Belkin usb I have for quite a while. I've seen posts suggesting using wicd, and I would, but is there anything that comes with a fresh install to configure wireless? All I've done so far is set dhcp in netconfig.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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Wicd is included in /extra. It is what you would use on a fresh install of Slackware unless you want to try and do it by hand or install something like network manager which would be hard to do without a working network connection.
 
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I'd read a post that referred to "/extra", and I even tried "/extra" in a terminal. Where is it?
Dumb question, probably, but I can never find stuff in the 'fridge either.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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On your installation cd.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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OK, thanks. I'm expecting to enter "/extra" after it loads, and see what happens next.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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Assuming your CD/DVD drive is /dev/sr0, then you would insert your disk, open terminal, become root and do
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mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
cd /mnt/dvd/extra/wicd
installpkg wicd*.t?z

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:03 AM   #7
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Hi,

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OK, thanks. I'm expecting to enter "/extra" after it loads, and see what happens next.

You may find these links to be
useful;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-24-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
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I'm not having a good day. When I ran the code dagmar suggested, it wouldn't pick up on the dvd player. sr0 worked, but /mnt/dvd wasn't valid, so I retried, failed, and everything froze. The mouse would move, but clicking on anything didn't make anything happen. It's as if the mouse was an arrow that I could move anywhere, but the buttons weren't doing anything. So I rebooted, actually just killed it with the off/on on the computer. After reboot, KDE came in but had the same thing happen, although I was able to get into a terminal and type. After I hit "enter," the mouse died again. Now when I reboot, KDE goes to it's black and white "start" screen, but won't load any farther than that.
Came across this:
http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com/200...-slackware-13/
Wonder if it's the culprit.
 
Old 09-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #9
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That just looks like a rant on slack 13. Kde was poor in 13.0 but is vastly improved in 13.1 and I haven't really heard of the same type of problems. Is it possible you have a bad install disk or odd video drivers installed?
 
Old 09-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #10
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The mouse would move, but clicking on anything didn't make anything happen. It's as if the mouse was an arrow that I could move anywhere, but the buttons weren't doing anything.
Those are the symptoms of a lack of support for your Intel graphics when using the intel driver. If you want support for your graphics using something apart from the VESA driver, then you will need to install a version earlier than Slackware 13.0.
Try Slackware 12.2!

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:44 PM   #11
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Sounds good. I'll see what happens with 12.2
Sheesh...
 
Old 09-24-2010, 07:57 PM   #12
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There is a work around posted for intel in 13.1. Search intel by gapan. He's one of the Salix devs and has an intel driver package. It might be as easy as upgradepkg.
 
Old 09-25-2010, 09:19 AM   #13
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There is a work around posted for intel in 13.1. Search intel by gapan. He's one of the Salix devs and has an intel driver package. It might be as easy as upgradepkg.
Sorry, but that is wrong for the 82845G. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODU3Mg
 
Old 09-25-2010, 10:10 AM   #14
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Sorry, but that is wrong for the 82845G. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODU3Mg
And thus the MIGHT.
 
Old 09-26-2010, 02:31 PM   #15
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I installed Vector linux,(6.0 lite) and wireless and a whole lot of other stuff works. So....[SOLVED]!
 
  


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