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inxi don't show wireless device

Postby xfrank on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:31 am

I've changed my wifi card (external, usb). The wifi connection work flawlessly, but the system can't see / show the name of the wireless device.
Inxi output is this:
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xfrank@xflmde ~ $ inxi -i
Network:   Card Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver r8169
           Wan IP: 201.141.199.56 Interface: wlan1 192.168.0.11


The only card I can see here is the ethernet lan card.
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Re: inxi don't show wireless device

Postby xfrank on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:38 am

solved!
I updated inxi in the terminal: inxi -U
From the version 1.4.23 to 1.9.17

Now the output is complete:

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 xflmde xfrank # inxi -i
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: 60:a4:4c:3f:b8:82
           Card-2: Ralink RT3072 Wireless Adapter driver: rt2800usb
           IF: wlan1 state: up mac: e8:4e:06:08:b1:cd
           WAN IP: 201.141.199.56 IF: eth1 ip: N/A IF: wlan1 ip: 192.168.0.11


I wonder why LMDE did not update automatically inxi to the new wersion.
See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=200&t=105997
Apparently, We have to update manually inxi because in the lmde repos there is an old version. In my case, the old version didn't work properly.
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Re: inxi don't show wireless device

Postby dagon on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:59 am

xfrank wrote:I wonder why LMDE did not update automatically inxi to the new wersion.

inxi -U pulls in the latest from the inxi project and not from the linuxmint repository. A later update in the repository could possibly overwrite your update. If you look in the package system it will still show the earlier version to be the installed one.
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Re: inxi don't show wireless device

Postby Monsta on Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:19 pm

Actually, a newer version of inxi has been added to Debian Testing repository some time ago. To be precise, it happened on 20th June 2013. That means LMDE now has it in the repos:
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monsta@lmde ~ $ apt-cache policy inxi
inxi:
  Installed: 1.4.23-1
  Candidate: 1.4.23-1
  Version table:
     1.9.12-1 0
        500 http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/linuxmint-debian/latest/ testing/main amd64 Packages
 *** 1.4.23-1 0
        700 http://ftp.mgts.by/pub/linuxmint/packages/ debian/import amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


But you don't get that update automatically because the Mint repo has priority 700 while the Debian snapshot repo has only 500 (that's set in your /etc/apt/preferences file). To install it manually, you need to specify either the version or the repository:
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sudo apt-get install inxi=1.9.12-1
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sudo apt-get install inxi/testing


A few months ago I've filed this bug report asking to remove inxi from the Mint repo for the reasons stated above. Nobody paid attention.
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Re: inxi don't show wireless device

Postby xfrank on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:33 pm

version 1.9.17 works well for now. No bugs at all, so I will stay with this. :)
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