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Old 07-24-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP!!>> Wireless not working in SLITAZ/LINUX USB DISTRO.


Hi there,

I am trying to do some aircrack work on my slitaz 4.0 USB Distro. However, the wireless is not working.

The little orange light doesn't come on, even though it works perfectly in good old windows.

Here are some commands I ran:

1. lspci -vvnn | grep :

Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311]

2. dmesg | tail:


"go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...devicefirmware
download correct firmware,
read all instructions
"

3. modprobe ath_pci rfkill=0:

"module not detected"

4. lshw:

nothing happens

5. rfkill list all:

nothing happens


6. /home/tux# /etc/init.d/network.sh


"Setting hostname...
[ OK ]
Configuring loopback...route: SIOCADDRT: File exists

[ OK ]
Configuring wlan0...
[ OK ]
Starting udhcpc client on: wlan0...
udhcpc (v1.18.4) started
ifconfig: SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

Sending discover...
udhcpc: sendto: Network is down
Read error: Network is down,
reopening socket
Sending discover...
udhcpc: sendto: Network is down
Read error: Network"

went to that site couldnt find any links to download any modules.


What should I do? I checked the BIOS too, there is no wireless option to enable anything!.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hi,

a quick search indicates that the b43 module should drive this device. Did you try it?

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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This might help--

Should you already have this info. than; nevermind.


http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175468336/
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

The documentation or manual for you distribution may prove useful:
http://www.slitaz.org/en/doc/

The b43 module must be loaded after firmware is installed.
http://forum.slitaz.org/topic/wlan-c...not-persistant

Just trying to help.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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Try this: http://doc.slitaz.org/en:guides:wifi-easy
http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?...ut-networks/p1

Regards.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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Thanks to those that replied.

I wonder where the other previous replies went.

but this is what I got recently, after what I think was a succesful install of the B43 firmware:



# /etc/network.conf: SliTaz system wide networking configuration.

# Config file used by: /etc/init.d/network.sh
#

# Set default interface.
INTERFACE="eth0"

# Dynamic IP address.
# Enable/disable DHCP client at boot time.
DHCP="yes"

# Static IP address.
# Enable/disable static IP at boot time.
STATIC="no"

# Set IP address and netmask for a static IP.
IP="192.168.0.6"
NETMASK="255.255.255.0"

^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit ^J Justify ^W Where Is ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Text^T To Spell


How do I use the "^V" commands, "^Y " commands ?

The orange light on the wifi card switch still isn't coming on.

Oh there was a line in that menu, that said wifi "no"....I need to find a way to switch it on.

Last edited by Slitaz; 07-24-2013 at 11:13 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. Your threads have been merged and unnecessary posts have been removed.

To use the commands in nano you have to press the Ctrl-key together with the key for the action you want to take place, for example Ctrl+O for saving to the file.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Talking

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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. Your threads have been merged and unnecessary posts have been removed.

To use the commands in nano you have to press the Ctrl-key together with the key for the action you want to take place, for example Ctrl+O for saving to the file.
Dear Moderator,

I didn't intend to have my thread in more than one forum, sorry.

Please can you show me how to get the wireless switch to work on my Acer aspire 3680? thats all I need.

It works fine in windows as I mentioned.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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If the installation of the firmware went OK you should be able to load the driver module with
Code:
modprobe b43
If that works correctly, try it with installing a network-manager, like wicd, which is available for Slitaz 4.0. This program will gice you a GUI that enables you to scan for networks and connect to them.
After that you might want to use the tazusb command to make your changes persistent, so that you don't have to do that after every reboot again.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for your reply.

How can I check if the firmware, was installed ok?

so all these driver modules already come with the linux distro?
 
Old 07-28-2013, 05:38 PM   #10
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What should I do now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
If the installation of the firmware went OK you should be able to load the driver module with
Code:
modprobe b43
If that works correctly, try it with installing a network-manager, like wicd, which is available for Slitaz 4.0. This program will gice you a GUI that enables you to scan for networks and connect to them.
After that you might want to use the tazusb command to make your changes persistent, so that you don't have to do that after every reboot again.
that didnt work correctly - nothing came on when I entered that command.


Here is some more feedback

root@slitaz:/home/tux# dmesg | grep -i b43


b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio


How do I install when I see this ? (what do I hit?)

BusyBox v1.18.4 (2012-03-14 03:32:25 CET) multi-call binary.

Usage: install [-cdDsp] [-o USER] [-g GRP] [-m MODE] [SOURCE]... DEST

Copy files and set attributes

Options:
-c Just copy (default)
-d Create directories
-D Create leading target directories
-s Strip symbol table
-p Preserve date
-o USER Set ownership
-g GRP Set group ownership
-m MODE Set permissions


Help help



I also think that i need to enable the RF switch - b/c the switch has to be manually turned on.

How do I do this inside linux/ slitaz?
 
Old 07-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #11
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As root run the command

ifconfig -a

and post the results.

Last edited by itsgregman; 07-29-2013 at 02:05 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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Wink

Quote:
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As root run the command

ifconfig -a

and post the results.
thanks for trying to help.....

Ill donate $5 to this board if you guys get teh wireless to work in slitaz


This is what came up:
dummy0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr BE:36:43:BC:52:80
BROADCAST NOARP 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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:24:50:81:2A
UP 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)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
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 00:19:7E:90:4F:29
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)
 
Old 07-31-2013, 12:37 AM   #13
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Since your wireless card is shown I assume all you need to do is bring it up so as root run

ifconfig wlan0 up

then run

ifconfig -a

again and see if it shows wlan0 as up and if so just use the Slitaz Netbox Manager then click on the Wireless Manager tab to configure your wireless connection. You could also try through the terminal using iwconfig if the gui tools fail.
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:25 PM   #14
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Since your wireless card is shown I assume all you need to do is bring it up so as root run

ifconfig wlan0 up

then run

ifconfig -a

again and see if it shows wlan0 as up and if so just use the Slitaz Netbox Manager then click on the Wireless Manager tab to configure your wireless connection. You could also try through the terminal using iwconfig if the gui tools fail.
root@slitaz:/home/tux# ifconfig -a
dummy0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 46:85:72:C0:269
BROADCAST NOARP 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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:24:50:81:2A
UP 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)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
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 00:19:7E:90:4F:29
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)
 
Old 07-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
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Oh I did run ifconfig wlan0 up

and it came back giving a short command saying " doesn't exist" or something like that
 
  


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