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Old 12-10-2017, 10:12 PM   #1
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Zenwalk 8 Fresh IInstall Need Help With Wifi


Hi:

I just installed Zenwalk 8 on my Sony Vaio and it runs great.

The problem I'm running into is I'm having a terrible time getting the wifi working.

I created a /etc/wpa_supplicant configuration file and rebooted and created a WiFi connection in Network Connections but that didn't help.

How do I get the wireless working?
 
Old 12-10-2017, 11:25 PM   #2
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install wicd and be happy.
Code:
http://manual.zenwalk.org/en/Setting_up_WiFi.html
 
Old 12-10-2017, 11:40 PM   #3
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install wicd and be happy.
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http://manual.zenwalk.org/en/Setting_up_WiFi.html
The wireless connection is working now:-

So...I upgraded netpkg--
Any clue why netpkg isn't launching?

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Old 12-10-2017, 11:59 PM   #4
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After upgrading netpkg I'm getting this message:

Code:
pufilter.c: loadable library and perl binaries are mismatched

(got hanshake key 0xdb80080, needed 0xdboooe0
 
Old 12-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #5
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After upgrading netpkg I'm getting this message:

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pufilter.c: loadable library and perl binaries are mismatched

(got hanshake key 0xdb80080, needed 0xdboooe0
seem zen has updated you should update.
 
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seem zen has updated you should update.
How do I update?
 
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I tried xnetpkg and that's not working.

Running xnetpkg was in the Zenwalk Package Management documentation but it's not working.

Any ideas?
 
Old 12-13-2017, 12:40 AM   #8
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Evidently the error message that I posted in post #4 is related to a perl issue and the only way to solve it is to rebuild perl.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=213408

I suspect that there are 2 different pkg's of perl and that's causing the mismatch OR> the perl script isn't working with the version of perl that is installed which would (I'm thinking) is why the netpkg gui isn't launching.

I won't be spending any more time on this and will just look for another distribution at this time.
 
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Oh, btw all attemps to lauch or fix netpkg failed.
 
  


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