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Old 03-23-2017, 03:45 PM   #31
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I'm sorry but I did run that command but just couldn't post it.
And you think you got problems? I am saving error messages from one running system. Then grabbing them from another system to post them. It is called copy and paste to text file.

Online version of this is http://pastebin.com/

I did not use the above for the below thread. I just made text files of certain errors and saved them in my Documents folder in AntiX. Then used MX to post the errors and inxi reports.

My bad spot in the universe report for the day.

http://antix.freeforums.org/post50833.html#p50833

See? We go through a lot of work so you don't have to.

 
Old 03-23-2017, 04:13 PM   #32
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I tend to use debian. Especially on old things that don't need anything resembling bleeding edge. It's the least effort and least bandwidth for me. With the highest odds of being bootable.
Wise councel Shadow-

I tend to do the same.
 
Old 03-23-2017, 04:48 PM   #33
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I had no internet access in anti-x. Now I have no wifi in debian because my firmware is non free. I've been here before. I'll figure it out.

Thanks everyone. Sorry if I've done something wrong but I honestly do try. I don't like to ask questions. I try to figure it out on my own first.
 
Old 03-23-2017, 05:20 PM   #34
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Do yourself a favour and - if at all possible - plug in an Ethernet cable and follow this:

https://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200
 
Old 03-23-2017, 05:37 PM   #35
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I had no internet access in anti-x. Now I have no wifi in debian because my firmware is non free. I've been here before. I'll figure it out.

Thanks everyone. Sorry if I've done something wrong but I honestly do try. I don't like to ask questions. I try to figure it out on my own first.
Here you go:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/k...-linux-nonfree
 
Old 03-23-2017, 07:53 PM   #36
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And you think you got problems? I am saving error messages from one running system. Then grabbing them from another system to post them. It is called copy and paste to text file.
As long as you have a network between it and the other machine you can transfer files with nc. USB ethernet dongles are good for this type of thing.

Receiving:
Code:
nc -l -w 300 -p 5900 > gotit.tar.gz
Sending:
Code:
nc 192.168.2.2 5900 -q 1 < sendit.tar.gz
A little md5sum to verify what you sent is what got received. Where -l is listen, -w 300 is wait up to 5 minutes, and -p 5900 is port 5900 (vnc normally uses this one). Of course it assumes that incoming connections are not dropped in the firewall. Where 192.168.2.2 is the IP of the receiving machine, and 5900 is the port, and -q 1 is quit a second after stdin stops sending data. With the < and > being a redirect into nc or out of nc.

It's a useful method if you can't be bothered to setup an ftp server, or other things not normally available on minimum installs. There's a good chance that nc is installed by default, or a small download away. AKA netcat.
 
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:23 AM   #37
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Thanks I had already found the package I needed and it's installed but not working. I'm following the wiki to see how to make it work.


Good info shadow_7
 
Old 03-24-2017, 01:17 PM   #38
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Slackware linux 32 bit would work good on it. I actually run slackware on my old macbook original also and that only had 1GB of ram and I was able to load WindowMaker desktop plus firefox and some other stuff with about 50MB free, and i had forgotten to make a swap file and it still ran. Now i got 4gb in the macbook original so it runs kde now.
 
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:24 PM   #39
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I want to have two distros installed so I'll keep that in mind. I did install a version of puppy linux and it detected my wireless with no problem. I think I'll replace debian since that's what I use on my new laptop. If I can get slack installed that would be a good alternative.

Last edited by bsth123; 03-24-2017 at 03:58 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2017, 03:56 PM   #40
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Thanks I had already found the package I needed and it's installed but not working. I'm following the wiki to see how to make it work.


Good info shadow_7
You're Welcome.

Installing that pkg and restarting should of giving you your wifi.
Sorry to hear it didn't.

Maybe try wireless-tools?
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/net/wireless-tools

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse
 
Old 03-24-2017, 04:07 PM   #41
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You're Welcome.

Installing that pkg and restarting should of giving you your wifi.
Sorry to hear it didn't.

Maybe try wireless-tools?
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/net/wireless-tools

https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse

In debian both my wireless chipsets are non-free. I swear I have that wiki memorized. On my new laptop I wound up installing the non free version.
 
Old 03-24-2017, 04:42 PM   #42
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In debian both my wireless chipsets are non-free. I swear I have that wiki memorized. On my new laptop I wound up installing the non free version.
Mine too. So I installed the firmware- Realtek.
Your not alone bsth123; I've had to put on the boxing gloves a few times to get the wireless working on Debian. One time I couldn't get it working no matter what I tried.

What's the output of:

Code:
lspci | grep -i network
What DE are you running Gnome? LXDE?
 
Old 03-24-2017, 05:27 PM   #43
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Thanks but like I said I'm not going to keep it on my old ibm because it's my favorite distro and I have it on my new laptop. But literally I have tried everything with Debian and wireless. Before I found out about the non free version I spent countless hours googling and trying everything suggested and like I said I really have those wiki's almost memorized. It was so frustrating!!!!!

And I use KDE. I have a HP notebook I bought that (I hate to admit it) I mostly got because I miss my new laptop and I still don't know when it's going to be fixed, if it's going to be fixed, or if I'm getting a refund. If I get a refund then I have to do research to try and figure out what to buy. I know one thing, I want another touch screen. And after burning all those cds and dvds and having one distro after another fail I may take a break from installing anything else for a few days.

But it's good to know I'm not alone with Debian. I felt so stupid at times after I read all those solved posts that didn't work for me.
 
Old 03-24-2017, 06:15 PM   #44
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Thanks but like I said I'm not going to keep it on my old ibm because it's my favorite distro and I have it on my new laptop. But literally I have tried everything with Debian and wireless. Before I found out about the non free version I spent countless hours googling and trying everything suggested and like I said I really have those wiki's almost memorized. It was so frustrating!!!!!

And I use KDE. I have a HP notebook I bought that (I hate to admit it) I mostly got because I miss my new laptop and I still don't know when it's going to be fixed, if it's going to be fixed, or if I'm getting a refund. If I get a refund then I have to do research to try and figure out what to buy. I know one thing, I want another touch screen. And after burning all those cds and dvds and having one distro after another fail I may take a break from installing anything else for a few days.

But it's good to know I'm not alone with Debian. I felt so stupid at times after I read all those solved posts that didn't work for me.

Enjoy your new laptop and have a good weekend.
 
Old 03-24-2017, 08:26 PM   #45
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You have a good weekend too!
 
  


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