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Old 11-22-2007, 09:35 PM   #16
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I just ran across this thread. I was annoyed by this too so I wrote a short script that works great for me. After connecting to a new network via wpa_gui, I then run this and it takes care of the rest:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
echo `iwconfig ath0 | grep ESSID`

if [ -e /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-ath0.pid ]; then
    rm /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-ath0.pid
    dhcpcd ath0
else
    echo "No .pid file present. Calling dhcpcd..."
    dhcpcd ath0
fi
echo `ifconfig ath0 | grep inet`
Hope someone finds it a little useful.
 
Old 11-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #17
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My goal was to use wpa_gui without having to run any other scripts. What I do now is simply re-run rc.inet1, that works fine without any supplemental scripts. I just think that wpa_gui is not very useful if you also have to run something else to get it to work, so I've stopped using it. Much easier just to rerun the standard Slackware script.

Thanks, though.

Brian
 
Old 11-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #18
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Has anyone gotten wlassistant to run properly with wpa_supplicant?
 
Old 11-24-2007, 04:17 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by mattydee View Post
Has anyone gotten wlassistant to run properly with wpa_supplicant?
I have installed it and it seems to work but I really don't have a need for it. I guess, like most people, I just have my way of doing things and I'm happy with that.
What problems are you having, the configuration of the wpa settings part? That does seem to have a problem but it also seems like it will work if I run it with sudo and enter my ascii passphrase.

Last edited by Vincent_Vega; 11-24-2007 at 04:22 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 05:49 PM   #20
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BCarey - This is not really wpa_gui help, I have not tried wpa_gui - sorry if its too OT.

There is a *buntu based program I really have taken to for wifi management: http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

I think it likes to live in ends up in /opt/wicd and a daemon script in /etc/init.d but its written completely in python so is very easy to modify with sed. (I did to make it work with zenwalk)

Also their forum was very helpful to me making modifications to the source.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 09:56 PM   #21
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bioe007,

I have heard of this program, but haven't tried it yet. My interest in a good gui is really for those whom I support, as I'm happy with the standard scripts myself. Have you used this on Slackware?

Brian
 
Old 11-26-2007, 01:33 AM   #22
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Sorry, my only slackware (11.0) box is now my server, no wifi.

The only thing I think slack might be missing is libglade: http://wicd.sourceforge.net/phpbb/vi...1180d934fa925f

I actually think wicd should be better on slackware than zenwalk because slackware has `dhclient` and `ip`
 
  


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