[SOLVED] SLAX Modules

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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#16 by Ahau » 09 Mar 2011, 22:25

Was that message from pns-tool or wicd?

Could you also give the output of iwconfig, lspci and lsmod again? I want to make sure that the device is being recognized, that the new driver is loaded, and that you don't have other drivers that are loading for it too. If that is they case, the offending drivers will need to be blacklisted.
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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#17 by fanthom » 09 Mar 2011, 23:26

from my experience i know that some linux wifi drivers needs an extra firmware while windows one doesn't.
ndiswrapper is still a good option here :)
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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#18 by gsthompson277 » 10 Mar 2011, 14:27

Okay gentlemen here are the screen shots from everything so this should help you to help me. I hope. Again the wifi indicator light on my keyboard now says my wifi is turned on. okay I will add more screenshots to the next post.

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Post 3 of 3 in hindsight maybe I should have just zipped the screenshots and did it in one post. Sorry.

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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#19 by Ahau » 10 Mar 2011, 17:02

As usual, fanthom is correct. There is firmware associated with the driver, and I missed it entirely. I re-compiled the driver, found the firmware (in lib/firmware/RTL8192/), and added it to the module. An updated module is here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?crog1u61el5cq48

Please download this, and copy it to your /porteus/modules/ file, overwriting the previous rtl8192wifidriver.lzm, reboot, and see if it works.

If that fails, let's go with ndiswrapper. Or, you could download the crippled sources module here: http://www.ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/curr ... 4-1ftm.lzm , and compile the linux driver on your machine. Once you activate the crippled sources module and extract the driver tarball, it really is only two commands (make and then make install).

Cheers, and my apologies for the incomplete module :D
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Post#20 by brokenman » 10 Mar 2011, 20:19

Wherever possible please upload images to mediafire or another external hosting and embed here with [ img ] tag. Please only attach text files as images will soon eat up space.
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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#21 by Ahau » 10 Mar 2011, 20:27

Thanks, brokenman. My apologies--I attached that one because it is small, I'm at work, and my company blocks filesharing sites like mediafire. Once I have a chance, I'll upload to mediafire and edit the post to remove it.
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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#22 by gsthompson277 » 10 Mar 2011, 22:30

Yes my apologies also. I am a schmuck.

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For the record I could kiss you guys. For the record I am posting this for the first time from the firefox browser withing Porteus. I am live so now growing will be much easier. okay I am off to explore. Now I need to study and learn to build my own modules and scripts. Thank you for all your help and this thread is now closed brothers and sisters.

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Re: SLAX Modules

Post#23 by Ahau » 10 Mar 2011, 22:33

:Yahoo!: :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!:

Please edit your first post to add [SOLVED] to the title.

Yippee!
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Re: SLAX Modules(SOLVED)

Post#24 by Hamza » 11 Mar 2011, 08:46

Good Job Ahau ! :good:
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Re: [SOLVED] SLAX Modules

Post#25 by markav » 02 Apr 2011, 19:23

Reply to Ahau re. http://www.porteus.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 4c8b#p1883
For your wireless, please try opening a terminal and running the command 'pns-tool' without the quotes. Your wireless card may already be detected by the kernel. Follow the script, and let us know if that gets your wireless up and running. If not, let us know what information it gives you. Also, if it fails, enter the command 'lspci' and post the output here.
This script worked flawlessly for me :D, although I had to read the instructions very carefully. Differentiating between Ethernet adapters (eth0, eth1, lo etc.) then verifying the scripts followed by an escape are a couple of examples. A newbie would probably lose it :wall:. Packaging this in a GUI that get's rid of the ambiguity and simplifies the process would make this a very useful tool. Getting online needs to be really simple.

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Re: [SOLVED] SLAX Modules

Post#26 by Ahau » 02 Apr 2011, 20:06

welcome, markav!

glad pns-tool worked for you! You're right about needing a gui for it. In fact, one has been created for version 1.0, and will ship with the official release :)
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Re: [SOLVED] SLAX Modules

Post#27 by brokenman » 02 Apr 2011, 21:43

Speaking of that. I have been unable to test GUI version on WEP, still needs tweaking.
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