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Old 09-09-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
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Unhappy am in danger!help


I need urgent help..I installed kubuntu on my dads laptop wiping clean the harddisk of windows.And his work depends a lot on internet.Problem is i can see access points but when i click them after a while it dosent connect.

I heard knetwork manager has problems so i removed knetworkmanager with some command and downloaded wicd and wifi radar

but when i
use make install it says installing but later comes back with an error saying some python glade and gtk python not found and this program is dependant on it.I see the program under internet menu but it wont start....
So what can i do?where do i get this gtk glade and python?
Old 09-09-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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What version of Kubuntu are you using ? If that program you are trying to compile throws out errors about gtk python and python glade then use adept and install them, then try to recompile.

I've never had a problem with kde's network manager. Did you right click on it and chose which network to join ? It might be something as simple as that.

Good luck...Hope you get things worked out


P.S. You might want to edit your title, so people who might help you can tell at a glance the nature of your problem, and know off hand if they are able to help you or not.

Last edited by budword; 09-09-2007 at 05:14 AM.
Old 09-09-2007, 05:15 AM   #3
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Before going into the various front-ends you should try to see if you can connect to the access points at all. What kind of encryption are they using? WPA, WEP, ..? WPA is weak, but on the other thand easy to configure. WPA needs a bit more work, but is more secure.

Your machine should have a few programs that actually do the job (the graphical tools are mostly just front-ends I think, so they're not important right now) of connecting. If your wireless device was wlan0 (try eth1 if that doesn't work here), you could check the available access points with
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
that should produce some output if the card is working at all. After this pick up the ESSID you want to connect to, and if the used security method is WEP encryption, just use
sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid AP_ESSID_HERE key s:AP_KEY_HERE
if you're using ascii passkey (otherwise drop the s: off).

If you use WPA encryption (or anyway) you should follow the ready docs on the net. For example

It's for Ubuntu, but should work for Kubuntu too as the two are the same OS with different sets of applications - so the only thing that you need to change when reading that howto is probably the graphical tool used to handle the connection.
Old 09-09-2007, 06:29 AM   #4
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ok heres what i did
i click on my netword "default" and after a while it wont connect at all.The card shows up as


i tried the command with no success.I am using 7.04 the latest alternate cd..i will try adept today


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