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Post#16 by tom2238 » 23 Mar 2020, 22:14

Hi.
Maybe it is similar problem (Porteus 3.2.2, 32bit, MATE desktop):
https://ctrlv.cz/Z1ER

Try my modification now Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing (Post by tom2238 #76416)

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Post#17 by Ed_P » 24 Mar 2020, 06:16

Thank you tom2238, I had forgotten about that tweak. :oops: I just tried it with my 3.2.2 system but I still ended up with the Connection Failed error after I added the password for the wifi connection. :wall: Before I added the password I got nothing.
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Post#18 by beny » 24 Mar 2020, 19:51

hi ,Ed_P the iw program can help you in your task or wicd but iw in console is more powerfull,try it

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Post#19 by donald » 24 Mar 2020, 20:38

Ed, does it connect to a non protected wireless network?

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Post#20 by Ed_P » 25 Mar 2020, 06:04

Thanks guys. :beer:

beny

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guest@porteus:~$ iw
bash: iw: command not found
guest@porteus:~$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# iw
bash: iw: command not found
root@porteus:/home/guest# iwcd
bash: iwcd: command not found
root@porteus:/home/guest# 
donald I am not aware of any non protected wireless networks around here.

With the old version of Porteus that connects I am unable to run Desktop files. Clicking on them simply displays them. I ran a chmod +x command on them but no change. Properties shows them as being executable by guest. The Choose Application window shows an Associated App as Leafpad but nothing for Execute. How do I add Execute as an Associated App? Or how do I delete the Leafpad association? :crazy:
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Post#21 by beny » 25 Mar 2020, 10:15

/root/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/n/iw-5.4-x86_64-1.txz

iw: iw (tool for configuring Linux wireless devices)
iw:
iw: This package contains the `iw' tool which allows you to configure and
iw: show information about wireless networking. The tool is currently used
iw: for drivers based on the mac80211 stack, but work is under way to make
iw: it useful for other wireless drivers as well.
iw:
iw: Homepage: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
iw:
iw:
iw:

hi, Ed_P this tool is part of slackware so you can make a xzm package if you wish and the other is wicd but need avahi and other, also wicd is part of slackware but in extra directory not the /n

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Post#22 by Ed_P » 25 Mar 2020, 15:46

beny wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 10:15
iw:
iw: Homepage: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
iw:
Thank you beny but having trouble getting to your link. I get either:

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404 Not Found
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wireless.kernel.org uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following names: *.wiki.kernel.org, wiki.kernel.org Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN 
Also the old Dell is x86 not x86_64 so the app wouldn't work on it. It should work on my notebook though.
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Post#23 by beny » 25 Mar 2020, 15:57

https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware ... i586-1.txz
sorry Ed_P, this one maybe work for you,a wiki on iw use is on the net. in the same directory:
https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware ... 1-fw-1.txz

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Post#24 by Ed_P » 25 Mar 2020, 19:50

I tried beny.

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guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ txz2xzm *.txz
glibtop(c=1252): [DEBUG] open.c:53 glibtop_open_l(): SIZEOF: 40 - 65648 - 248 - 65624 - 224 - 65624
glibtop(c=1252): [DEBUG] open.c:163 glibtop_open_l(): Calling sysdeps open function.
glibtop(c=1252): [DEBUG] init.c:229 glibtop_init_s(): init_s with features=0x7ffffff and flags=0
Verifying package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz.
Installing package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# iw (tool for configuring Linux wireless devices)
#
# This package contains the `iw' tool which allows you to configure and
# show information about wireless networking.  The tool is currently used
# for drivers based on the mac80211 stack, but work is under way to make
# it useful for other wireless drivers as well.
# 
# Homepage: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw 
#   
Package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz installed.

Creating /mnt/sda3/porteus322/iw-4.3-i586-1.xzm

guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ activate *.xzm
glibtop(c=1521): [DEBUG] open.c:53 glibtop_open_l(): SIZEOF: 40 - 65648 - 248 - 65624 - 224 - 65624
glibtop(c=1521): [DEBUG] open.c:163 glibtop_open_l(): Calling sysdeps open function.
glibtop(c=1521): [DEBUG] init.c:229 glibtop_init_s(): init_s with features=0x7ffffff and flags=0
Quiet mode: off
guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ 

guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ iw
bash: iw: command not found
guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ 

guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ ls /mnt/live/memory/images
000-kernel.xzm/  002-xorg.xzm/      iw-4.3-i586-1.xzm/
001-core.xzm/    003-cinnamon.xzm/


System Memory: 2015M
Boot device:   /mnt/sda3
Boot device format: "ntfs" 
Boot folder:   /porteus322/
Boot mode:     ISO /dev/sda3/ISOs/Porteus-CINNAMON-v3.2.2-i586.iso
OS:       Porteus-v3.2.2
ARCH:     i586
Kernel:   Linux porteus 4.9.0-porteus
Desktop:  cinnamon.xzm  Cinnamon 3.2.2
Cmdline:  quiet from=/dev/sda3/ISOs/Porteus-CINNAMON-v3.2.2-i586.iso 
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Post#25 by donald » 25 Mar 2020, 22:14

donald I am not aware of any non protected wireless networks around here.
I thought you could do this test with your own wifi AP
Only for a test of course - I have read that some driver/firmware
combinations can not handle WPA but can connect to an open (unsecured) wifi.
With the old version of Porteus that connects I am unable to run Desktop files.
Which version/DE?
I tried....(iw)
I did too - looks different

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guest@porteus:~/Downloads$ uname -rm
4.9.0-porteus i686

guest@porteus:~/Downloads$ txz2xzm *.txz
Verifying package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz.
Installing package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# iw (tool for configuring Linux wireless devices)
#
# This package contains the `iw' tool which allows you to configure and
# show information about wireless networking.  The tool is currently used
# for drivers based on the mac80211 stack, but work is under way to make
# it useful for other wireless drivers as well.
# 
# Homepage: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw 
#   
Package iw-4.3-i586-1.txz installed.

Creating /home/guest/Downloads/iw-4.3-i586-1.xzm

guest@porteus:~/Downloads$ activate *.xzm
Quiet mode: off
Updating shared library links:  /sbin/ldconfig

guest@porteus:~/Downloads$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest/Downloads# iw
Usage:	iw [options] command
.............
Package from
https://packages.slackware.com/?r=slack ... i586-1.txz

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Post#26 by Ed_P » 25 Mar 2020, 22:54

donald wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 22:14
With the old version of Porteus that connects I am unable to run Desktop files.
Which version/DE?
3.0.1 RazorQT. Amazing that wifi works on it but not on 3.2.2 or 4.0.

And this works. :happy62: :)

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guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322# iw
Usage:	iw [options] command
.............
The app is a root app. So what do I do with it? It has a ton of options.
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Post#28 by Ed_P » 26 Mar 2020, 06:21

Ok beny, now what? I am so over my head.

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guest@porteus:~$ cd /mnt/sda3/porteus322
guest@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322# ./wifitests.sh
+ grep -i net
+ lspci -k
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
+ echo

+ ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:15:c5:ab:18:f9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: eth1: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 22:0c:2c:23:e5:53 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
+ echo

+ ip link set eth1 up
+ echo

+ grep error
+ dmesg
[  176.708579] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708589] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708592] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708602] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708603] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708610] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708612] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708619] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708620] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708627] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708628] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708635] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 0
[  176.708636] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 0, async page read
[  176.708645] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev loop5, sector 24
[  176.708647] Buffer I/O error on dev loop5, logical block 3, async page read
+ echo

+ grep ipw
+ dmesg
[   11.842398] libipw: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
[   11.842399] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
[   11.842878] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmpr
[   11.842879] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[   12.081421] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
[   12.396827] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZA (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
+ echo

+ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"MySSID"  
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

+ echo

+ iwconfig eth1 essid MySSID
+ echo

+ activate /mnt/sda3/porteus322/iw-4.3-i586-1.xzm
Quiet mode: off
+ echo

+ iw dev
phy#0
	Interface eth1
		ifindex 3
		wdev 0x1
		addr 22:0c:2c:23:e5:53
		type managed
root@porteus:/mnt/sda3/porteus322# 
Last edited by jssouza on 26 Mar 2020, 06:45, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Remove actual SSID
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Post#29 by beny » 26 Mar 2020, 12:13

hi, Ed_P with lsmod you can see if the module of your wireless device is loaded, To check if the driver for your card has been loaded, check the output of the lspci -k ,if this is ok you have a name like this:
bash-5.0# ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether d0:50:99:65:4e:d1 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 00:e0:4c:1f:a0:31 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
your wireless device name start always with w not eth if you have a name with ip link try to set up:ip link set wlan0 up ,to check if is up:ip link show wlan0
To see what access points are available:
# iw dev interface scan | less


Depending on the encryption, you need to associate your wireless device with the access point to use and pass the encryption key:

No encryption

# iw dev interface connect "your_essid"

WEP
using a hexadecimal or ASCII key (the format is distinguished automatically, because a WEP key has a fixed length):

# iw dev interface connect "your_essid" key 0:your_key

using a hexadecimal or ASCII key, specifying the third set up key as default (keys are counted from zero, four are possible):

# iw dev interface connect "your_essid" key d:2:your_key

Regardless of the method used, you can check if you have associated successfully:

# iw dev interface link
that is +- all..if the wifi card of laptop do not connect you maybe can use a usb wifi dongle.

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Post#30 by Ed_P » 27 Mar 2020, 04:33

Not making much progress with iw.

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guest@porteus:~$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# iw dev 
phy#0
	Interface eth1
		ifindex 3
		wdev 0x1
		addr e6:b3:08:d1:62:23
		type managed
root@porteus:/home/guest# iw dev interface scan
command failed: No such device (-19)
root@porteus:/home/guest# iw dev interface 
Usage:	iw [options] command
Options:
	--debug		enable netlink debugging
	--version	show version (4.3)
.....

	dev <devname> get mesh_param [<param>]
		Retrieve mesh parameter (run command without any to see available ones).

	dev <devname> get power_save <param>
		Retrieve power save state.


Commands that use the netdev ('dev') can also be given the
'wdev' instead to identify the device.

You can omit the 'phy' or 'dev' if the identification is unique,
e.g. "iw wlan0 info" or "iw phy0 info". (Don't when scripting.)

Do NOT screenscrape this tool, we don't consider its output stable.

root@porteus:/home/guest# iw dev interface connect "SlickMoose"
command failed: No such device (-19)
root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Dell Latitude C610
	Kernel modules: intel_agp
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0182
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
.....

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Latitude D610
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
	Kernel modules: tg3
03:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0182
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
	Kernel modules: yenta_socket
03:01.5 Communication controller: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0182
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1020
	Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
	Kernel modules: ipw2200
root@porteus:/home/guest# 
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