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Postby clem on Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:27 pm

If you have a problem with your wireless card, make sure to run mintWifi and to paste the result with your question:

In a terminal:

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sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
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Postby zen on Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:00 pm

Hi Clem - I like mint but wirless and no sound are bugging me badly - seems cleaner than ubuntu

here is what I got: zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
Password:
sudo: /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$


thank you I really need your help badly!
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:06 am

This is because you don't have the latest mintwifi installed (you're probably running Bea without the Bianca repo right ?).

You can either follow these steps :
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=724


or wait for the 20th until the stable version of Bianca is released.

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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:39 am

this is what I get:
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository bianca/
bash: deb: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository bianca/
bash: deb: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$


what is wrong? and be patient I am a 4 day old to linuxzen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ sudo deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository bianca/
Password:
sudo: deb: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$



edit --- tried this and notta
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:57 am

Well you're not supposed to run that as a command, but to add it to your /etc/apt/sources.list file....

to edit this file you can type:

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gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


then append the following line in the end of the file:



then run the following command:

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sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install mintwifi


then you're ready to run mintwifi:

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sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py


Et voila :)
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:14 am

thank you I will try and be right back

:-)))
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:20 am

is this correct???


zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
(gedit:6659): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install mintwifi
sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install mintwifi
Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial Release.gpg [191B]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial/main Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://kubuntu.org edgy Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://kubuntu.org edgy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release
Hit http://kubuntu.org edgy Release
Ign http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Release.gpg
Ign http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Packages
Hit http://kubuntu.org edgy/main Packages
Ign http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Packages
Ign http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Sources
Get:8 http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Packages [5782B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Sources
Fetched 5789B in 1s (2913B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
dmsetup gimp-help-zh-cn gimp-help-common
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
mintwifi
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 630kB of archives.
After unpacking 1901kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
mintwifi
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
E: Some packages could not be authenticated
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ y
bash: y: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$


what do I do now and thank you so very much!!! very much!!

where do I find this mint wifi?
thank you
zen
 

Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:22 am

just ran this to be sure:

sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py

came back with

Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
E: Some packages could not be authenticated
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ y
bash: y: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
sudo: /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py: command not found
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:46 am

There was a warning saying the package could not be authenticated.. you're supposed to say "y"... and press enter. You have to reinstall again:

sudo apt-get install mintwifi

Note: take more time to read the messages returned by the commands and more time to understand what the commands do.

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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:48 am

ok will do I did keep saying yes and hit enter maybe one of them did not click correctly sorry. I do apologize.

Norman
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:51 am

OK - this is what I got:

debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
Selecting previously deselected package mintwifi.
(Reading database ... 120244 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mintwifi (from .../archives/mintwifi_1.1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up mintwifi (1.1) ...
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4318 (rev 02)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
No drivers installed
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

eth0 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"K9DOG" Nickname:"K9DOG"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.457 GHz Access Point: 00:03:93:EE:EE:F6
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=17 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:BD1A-3616-9298-47ED-EE5F-316F-99 Security mode:open
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

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:C4:01:58:FA
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1597 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:71052 (69.3 KiB)
Interrupt:255

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:C7:59:9A
inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5556 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4878 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:5928995 (5.6 MiB) TX bytes:904919 (883.7 KiB)
Interrupt:169

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:300 (300.0 b) TX bytes:300 (300.0 b)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 6227
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:17:c4:01:58:fa
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:17:c4:01:58:fa
Listening on LPF/eth1/00:16:36:c7:59:9a
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:16:36:c7:59:9a
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
bound to 192.168.1.101 -- renewal in 32793 seconds.
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server: 24.159.64.20
Address: 24.159.64.20#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.167.99
Name: google.com
Address: 64.233.187.99
Name: google.com
Address: 72.14.207.99

zen@zen-linuxlaptop:~$
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:55 am

i tired to find drivers like posted in the mintwifi manuscript but the best I could find I wasn't sure, then I got stuck on how to unsip or unpack the stuff --I think I unsipped it in terminbal after 25 minutes of trial and error, but not sure what driver to use and what is the driver due to many things included in the folder. I posted for help but no replies so I left it there.

no what please...if I could get this running I'd be happen - sound would also be nice but wifi is key for me KEY!

thank you Clem and be patient. I am new, pristine, neophyte to lnux
zen
 

Postby clem on Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:26 am

That's it. This tool gives a complete diagnostic so people who want to help you setup your wireless card already have a lot of info about your configuration.

From what I can see you've got two network interfaces (you might want to unplug your ethernet cable and run mintwifi again) and your Wifi card is recognized.

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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:30 am

ok thank you i wil try. thank you for helping me
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:31 am

sorry how do I run mint wifi? I told you i was new
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:32 am

sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
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Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:41 am

i figured that after I posted I tried it twice and came back could not connect to anything



I tried it unplugged and I also had wifi radar on and it had a 100% signal so I tried it both ways
zen
 

Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:35 am

please do not run on me now clem I am confused and or stuck and need a bit more help please.

thank you

be back in 1/2 hr have to go to bank for business stuff
zen
 

Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:17 pm

still nothing I have tried everything maybe I am missing something how do I get to the wireless of mintsifi? is there an app I use I treid settng up network settings and I also tried aifi radar which gets signal but no IP address found and I tried some junky program wireless assistant which doesn't connect either and before yesterday basically couldn't acces anything at all. I am stuck
thankyou
zen
 

Postby zen on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:23 pm

Clem did everything you said and still notta. i sent the laptop back. I did not like getting hung up trying to et linux going and also wireless and even sound. Mint is a great Distro and better and cleaner than ubuntu but linux is not ready for humans - just supergeeks.

if you have an idea of a decent laptop that would work correctly in Mint then please advise.

I wish you wouldn't have helped me to get these 2 issues resolved. ig you are the guy behind Mint than you could have gotten this **** going in 15 minutes or so,

instead of frustrating me for pounding my head against the wall.

I am back to my macs. dying to get linux going and to give it another try. but this was a very taxing experience. i spent 15-18 hrs a day for 5 days trying to resolve 3 issues. notta was resolved. can't waste any more time.

you have an awesome distro despite the fact I was left hanging trying to resolve these 3 relevant issues.

Zen
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