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Old 12-24-2010, 07:20 AM   #31
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Dear Guys,
I had installed slackware 13.1,
it can detect my internet if I plugin LAN cable,
but it cannot detect my wireless, why?
Ubuntu and Opensuse can autodetect my wireless.

How to setup wireless in slackware?
It should install driver for my atheros wifi.
 
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:40 AM   #32
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Hi,

which encryption are you using?

Edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and if necessary /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, they are selfexplaining.
Afterwards as root execute
Code:
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start
that's it.

If it fails please post the output of
Code:
iwconfig
and
Code:
lspci | grep -i network
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:52 AM   #33
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Dear Guys,
I had installed slackware 13.1,
it can detect my internet if I plugin LAN cable,
but it cannot detect my wireless, why?
Ubuntu and Opensuse can autodetect my wireless.

How to setup wireless in slackware?
It should install driver for my atheros wifi.
It's not autodetecting because Slackware doesn't install a network management utility by default. You can do it with the command line as markush suggested, or you could install the wicd network manager, which you'll find in the /extra directory on your Slackware installation media. I have a brief wicd tutorial:

http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/installsetup/wicd.html
 
Old 12-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #34
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it failed,the message is


Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.


lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementn


04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

I installed Wicd and now it is ok, detects my wifi and autoconnect.

I still got one problem, there is no pakage manager????
I want to upgrade my firefox, how to do it?

Slackware is a nice OS, but I feel that Opensuse is as good as Slackware, easier to install.

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:30 AM   #35
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Slackware is a nice OS, but I feel that Opensuse is as good as Slackware, easier to install.
No, it isn't. A Slackwareinstallation is much faster and straightforward.

Markus
 
Old 12-24-2010, 08:40 AM   #36
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this website is good to find slackware packages,
http://pkgs.org/

i had installed latest firefox

in terms of stability, all Linux OS are the same.

the next Distro I want to try is Debian

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #37
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the next Distro I want to try is Debian
Good Bye, you'll be back sooner or later.

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:47 AM   #38
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I install Lilo in sda4, the / partition of slackware, then enter windows 7 and use EasyBCD to add slackware,it boots perfectly,
and i keep my windows bootloader

Amarok is running Great, it can play MP3 by default, no need to install plugins.

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Old 12-24-2010, 09:09 AM   #39
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All Linux Oses are NOT the same in terms of stability. Not even close. I have a complete tutorial on installing software on Slackware, including running upgrades (which will update your Firefox):

http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sysadmin/slackpkg.html
 
Old 12-24-2010, 09:24 AM   #40
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after i reboot, wifi is autodetect and shown on desktop bar.
but there is no package manager like opensuse
 
Old 12-24-2010, 09:34 AM   #41
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after i reboot, wifi is autodetect and shown on desktop bar.
but there is no package manager like opensuse
This is a good thing.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 12:00 PM   #42
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but there is no package manager like opensuse
Slackware has an excellent package manager.

http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...AGE-MANAGEMENT

For applications not included with Slackware check out:

http://www.slackbuilds.org/
 
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #43
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thank you, very helpful
 
Old 12-24-2010, 06:56 PM   #44
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thank you, very helpful
You are welcome.
I think at some point you may wish to explore Slackware again. Slackware is a very logical distro and easy to use if you peruse the available documentation. You will feel a lot of satisfaction when you understand how to set-up your Slackware box.
Slackware forever.
 
Old 12-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #45
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Sorry for the abruptness of my last post. If you are seriously interested in learning Slackware software management, here's a link to my tutorial on the subject:

http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/sysadmin/slackpkg.html

Aside from showing you how to use the tools, I also tell you where you can get lots of great third-party software.
 
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