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Old 06-02-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Question BackTrack 2 how do I install airo driver to run Kismet??


First up I'm 100% new to Linux and downloaded backtrack 2 to essentially run kismet off an old work laptop. Then strangely enough found myself reminiscing of my youth 20+ years ago of when I brought MS-DOS books to bed as a kid so I could play with my Dad's IBM PC....I've been using windows for the last 20 years but now want to try Linux.

Anyways, I've spent the last three day trying to set-up a dual boot with BT2 and XP2 on this laptop, gave up at 5.20 a.m. last night, I finally succeeded today (it was headwrecking at times but happy I've managed to do it) but now when I try to run kismet I get the following message below...

Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before starting VI...
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled
Enabling channel hopping
Enabling channel splitting.
FATAL: No packsources were enabled. Make sure that if you use an enablesource line that you specify the correct sources

this I suspect (having trolled though Google) is because I need to install the driver for my network card (a Cisco AIR-PCM 352 (350 series), the driver I need to install is "airo" (which is already on BT2 "airo") the "locate airo" command worked on the shell Konsole.

My question is how do I install the driver (airo) onto the network card so I can run kismet ?

I'd appreciate any assistance, I'm a newbie with a capital N but guess everybody has to start from the begining at some point or another

P.S. I also have a second question, what is the best way to learn Linux, its an O/S with various distros, BT2 is based on Slax but I have no idea what command lines to use - I just blindly follow command lines I find on forum threads that I've googled.

P.P.S. Please remember I'm new to all of this and if pointed in the right direction I'll do the footwork myself to better learn about all of this...I've been corrupted by Microsoft far too long!

Old 06-05-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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I don't have the answer to your question, but I too am running BackTrack2 basically as a Linux newbie (I installed Redhat about 3 years ago but never really took it forward) - I had some exposure to Unix in the early 1990s so I'm ok with the CLI and processes - it is mostly this Linux additions that I'm having learn - if you want I can send you some info I have complied from memory and my journey thus far - also it would be nice to have a buddy going thru BT2 also...

Did you see that they are offering training vids @ $400 - I tempted but am waiting to see if anything appears and the P2P netowrks first

Regards, Adam


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