Just starting - Trouble with wifi

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ErikThePurple
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Just starting - Trouble with wifi

Post#1 by ErikThePurple » 13 Oct 2017, 02:07

Porteus looks promising but I have hit a wall.

I have just installed to a flash drive, and now I am trying to get things going.

(v 3.2.2, Cinnamon, i586 version. IBM Thinkpad R51. Boots good, no applications installed)

It sees the wifi, but the wifi does not connect. Is there something actually incompatible, or is the interface for connecting just hard to find?

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 13 Oct 2017, 08:09

Welcome to porteus :)
have a look at "Porteus Settings Center"(under the "System" menu section)
in the info section(far right icon) under "Network" tab should have the information about whether this is a hardware issue.
if you could post that here, that might help..
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Post#3 by ErikThePurple » 13 Oct 2017, 23:06

error with the boards: it won't let me submit a message, saying that I can not specify a font size greater than 200. I am not trying to specify a font size at all.

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Post#4 by ErikThePurple » 13 Oct 2017, 23:08

It might be a hardware compatibility issue, but I am sure there is nothing physically wrong with my hardware, because other distros made it work.

Transscribed by hand from system info window, network tab, wireless subitem:
(Gives me a message about illegal font size when I try to type certain characters, so I tried typing words in case this works

zero two colon zero two period zero Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev05)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 2711
Flags: Bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at c0214000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
Kernel modules ipw2200, wl

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Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 14 Oct 2017, 22:02

just to clarify:
when you rightclick on network-manager-applet in the system tray,
your wifi network is visible? you click on it and nothing happens?(no dialog asking for password etc?)

kernel driver seems to be in order..
this could be a missing firmware problem.. in which case this package http://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/ ... arch-1.txz might help
or
try swapping out the kernel module(<your usb>/porteus/base/000-kernel.xzm)
and vmlinuz (<your usb>/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz)
with these ones from here: http://brokenman.porteus.org/current/x8 ... ux-4.13.5/
which i believe has more firmware supported..
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