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Old 06-24-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Wireless troubles in slackware 11


hello all--

Linux localhost 2.6.17.13 #1 Sat Sep 9 01:11:49 CDT 2006 i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux

the above is the output of uname -a just in case that helps anyone help me. IF you're one of those good people who helped me with my last basket of problems I first & foremost would like to applaud your kindness and patience and secondly say I finally have solved a number of my problems.

However, now I have new problems.

Wireless for one. Here is the output of lspci

Quote:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
05:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
05:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
Another problem I have incurred is NO sound at least none thus far. Any ideas what this might be?

Splash screen, I tried putting on a splash in control panel -> themes -> splashscreen to no avail, any ideas? Also I looked in /etc/lilo.conf still no luck.

i have a buttload of other problems but these are the most pressing. THANKS for any and all assistance.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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For broadcom adapters, maybe try this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=550053

For sound, did you unmute it ? in 'alsamixer' or 'aumix' ?
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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I didn't unmute, frankly I didn't know it was muted by default, where might I find that sound option?

/etc/rc.d/rc.module??


As for wireless Ima check out the link you posted now.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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Splash screens require the kernel to be modified and lots of rtfm'ing and are quite frankly not worth the effort.

Sound: have you tried running "alsaconf" as root?

Wireless: I can see a card... http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...t=3587&cat=all

edit: Oops! instapost! as regards saving the sound settings, try "alsactl store"

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Old 06-24-2007, 09:34 PM   #5
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Slack 11 Wireless & Audio

Audio: After doing the reboot after install, did you immediately run alsaconf as root, before adding users? And, did you add your users to the audio group (required for Flash)?

Wireless: If you need to run ndiswrapper with the Winblows XP driver, compile it from source if you're using Slack 11. The most-recent sources won't compile under Slack 10.2 and earlier due to GCC issues, but they work perfectly under 11.

Linuxpackages has a compiled version of ndiswrapper for 10.2 that works perfectly (otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this. ), but under Slack 11, the source is better and has excellent installation instructions.

One word of warning: Don't put your wireless and wired ethernet IP addresses on the same subnet. Packets will be routed via the wired connection by default. Add a "route add default gateway" to your wireless router in rc.inet1 even if your wired ethernet port is disabled. I had problems with just adding the wireless gateway in rc.inet1.conf. YMMV, but this is what I had to do.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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I was wondering something.. If I wanted, couldn't I run my entire box via cli? if so, how does one go about running any given program, for example: Firefox.

In ubuntu I would type mozilla -&

is that similar to slackware? Or is there something I've missed, because I've already tried and had NO luck.

Thanks!!
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:37 PM   #7
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So the subnet is just an arbitrary number?

i can change it I mean to ask with no repercussions?

Thanks for the advice btw.

ps: how do I add different stuff to users, example sound. Flash and all that good stuff i'll want for my reg name.

Thanks again.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #8
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yay! rtfm my friend

You can run the whole shebang from command line. You still need a GUI (Xorg) in order to surf the web effectively (if you like pictures!) but you can start all programs from the command line, all an icon on your desktop does is send a command in the same way as a terminal does.
Happy slacking!

Remember, "man [command name]"
 
Old 06-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #9
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Slack 11 Wireless & Audio

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Originally Posted by $Linuxnoob
So the subnet is just an arbitrary number?

i can change it I mean to ask with no repercussions?
The IP address of your wireless card (usually called wlan0) must be in the same subnet as your wireless router. For example, if your router's IP address is 10.1.1.1, your wireless card can be set to 10.1.1.2 and the netmask for both is 255.255.255.0. The gateway address is the one for your router. DNS addresses in /etc/resolv.conf depend on your ISP.

If you also have a wired Ethernet connection (such as eth0), set its address to something different, such as 172.30.1.1 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0. If you like, then you can set up netfilter in your PC (I like the Shorewall interface personally) if you want to connect something to your PC via eth0, such as a SIP phone or a second PC, and have it work over your wireless connection.

Lesson #1 for working with any OS (not just Linux) is how to set up networking. There's plenty of info out there - just Google it.

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Thanks for the advice btw.
You're welcome.

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ps: how do I add different stuff to users, example sound. Flash and all that good stuff i'll want for my reg name.

Thanks again.
Not sure what you mean. Like I said earlier, each user need to be added to the audio group in order for Flash audio to work. This is done by editing /etc/group as root.

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:15 AM   #10
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seeing as 2.6.17.x and up should have a driver for that card already in the kernel all you need to do is get the firmware for the card which can be got from the windows drivers using bcm43xx-fwcutter

steps i do

install latest kernel
install wpa_suppilcant
get firmware from windows drivers - place them in /lib/firmware (or in /lib/firmware/kernelversion)
make wpa_supplicant.conf
run wpa_supplicant manually to find bugs (if it works you can add the line to rc.local)
reboot - and it should be working


wpa_suuplicant.conf

ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="myssid"
psk="mysecret" - (if you really want a secure pass vist grc.com and goto the psudo pass generator) just remeber to write it down
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
proto=WPA2 - (even if your router/access point cant do this it should be safe to use as its backwards compatible with WPA)
}

i could go into securing your wireless but im guess most peeps know the basics of how to do that

on a simular subject has anywone got WMP54gs card to work in slack or does that require ndiswrapper ? - i have been out of the slackware world for a bit and am thinking of putting a pc with that card onto slack 11 (more likely slack12)
 
Old 06-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #11
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well thank you everyone for your tips, I'm going to try and get my wireless up and running, see you all in a bit, if any problems arise i'll be back soon.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 01:29 PM   #12
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Ok, I'm using Pappy_Mcfae's guide on setting up wpa_supplicant, in this step(s)

Quote:
14) Type "wpa_passphrase *ssid* *passphrase*" where *ssid* is the wireless indentifier (without the "*" 's) and *passphrase* is your default passphrase (once again, without the "*" 's).
15) This will generate the following:

network={
ssid="your_ssid"
#psk="your_passphrase"
psk=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
}

where "your_ssid" is *ssid*,and "your_passphrase" is *passphrase* as entered in line fourteen above. The psk=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx line is a 64 digit hex code key generated by wpa_passphrase.
Should I put my SSID which I don't know, unless I can use MAC or WEP or S/N which is all on the back of the router, or do I use dummy text like he has there?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 01:48 PM   #13
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You should know your SSID. Depending on your router, it should be somewhere in the router software.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #14
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The numbers that are listed are all alpha-numeric,

they are S/N
WEP
and MAC

Are any these what we need? Otherwise i know i can find it on windows.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #15
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Tex? If I understand correctly then, you're saying I need to get that SSID and place it in the "your SSID"

What about the psk spot, anything there or leave it blank

Thanks!
 
  


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