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jedri 05-28-2011 03:26 PM

network manager on slack with fluxbox
I have never written before here couse i didnt have to, but now i have to...
I have problem with my new distro and fluxbox.

So I installed a slackware 13.37 with fluxbox, this is my first time with slack and fluxbox
I dont know how to install some netowrk manager and configure it in fluxbox
I need wifi :P


hyperhead 05-28-2011 06:41 PM

Have you got wicd installed?

Have a look in /etc/rc.d for rc.wicd

If its there, chmod +x it and start it.

If not install it from the /extras/ on the Slackware DVD / mirror.

frankbell 05-28-2011 07:29 PM

If you did a full Slackware install, you should have the K Wirless Network Manager installed (I forget what it's called); it should run just find under Flux as long as the libraries are on the HDD.

But I second hyperhead; wicd is easily the best of the lot.

sycamorex 05-28-2011 07:40 PM

+1 for wicd.

jedri 05-29-2011 03:32 AM

thanks a lot ;)
I installed a slapt-get, and it looks awesome
but i cant install WICD by slapt-get,

when I typed 'slapt-get install wicd'
- 'no such package: wicd'

i don't know what I exactly should do, it looks like a problem with repozitories but i dont know which add to slapt-get(and how)


jedri 05-29-2011 04:22 AM

i added extras to slack repo but i cant find wicd there

Nylex 05-29-2011 04:28 AM

You shouldn't need to use slapt-get for this. Just get the package (which ends in ".txz") from the "extra" directory on any Slackware mirror (or your installation media) and install it with "installpkg filename", as root.

jedri 05-29-2011 04:39 AM

thanks a lot.

wicd is installed, but there is a new problem I have to install drivers to my wireless card (BCM43225)
How i should install these drivers and from

I downloaded some sta drivers from broadcom site but when i tried to install them there appeared an error

hyperhead 05-29-2011 04:59 AM

Its always helpful if you show errors you are getting.

jedri 05-29-2011 06:22 AM

that error was about it that packge hadnt been made by makepkg

hyperhead 05-29-2011 07:08 AM

Not sure really without an exact error message

Have a look at the post above as it deals with a 43224 Broadcom wirless card.

Hope it helps.

archtoad6 05-29-2011 07:49 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Slackware and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

WhiteWolf1776 05-29-2011 08:36 AM

While WICD works (sorta) I have recently ditched it for wpa_gui which is included in slackware stock. Briefly, wicd uses wpa_supplicant in it's own way while wpa_gui just configures wpa_supplicant without another layer running it. (wicd was causing my wireless to drop / reset every hour or so)

A writeup on setting up wpa_gui is here if you get interested:

Nylex 05-29-2011 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by jedri (Post 4370033)
that error was about it that packge hadnt been made by makepkg

You can't just download any random tarball and expect to be able to install it with installpkg. installpkg and friends are for installing Slackware specific packages only. You might want to look at The Slack Book to learn a bit about Slackware (hopefully this is the latest version).

You may not need to download a driver for your device, but you'll probably need firmware. See the thread given in post 11 first and tell us if you have any more problems.

jedri 05-29-2011 11:15 AM

ok thanks for help ;>

last problem is how install firmware/drivers to my wireless card (bcm43xx)

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