[opensource] Re: Ubuntu compatibility help?

Sean Lee lee.2817 at osu.edu
Mon Oct 23 23:32:30 EDT 2006


the wireless driver doesn't change, wpa and such are controlled through a
client on your end.  wpa supplicant has a gui configuration you should be
able to find somewhere.

But.. if you're impatient, look for the configuration file, it should be at
/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf .

You can edit this file as the http://wireless.osu.edu guide advises you, and
you should be on.  I hear rumors that this doesn't work for some people, but
it works fine for me.. so go figure.

Once this file is configured, run sudo wpa_supplicant -iwlan0
-c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dwext -w

change the wlan0 part with what your device name actually is (i'm not
familiar with ubuntu's naming convention, it could be eth0, wlan0, ath0, or
even eth1... check sudo ifconfig, or sudo iwlist scan)

Sean

On 10/23/06, BRIAN SWANEY <swaney.29 at osu.edu> wrote:
>
> The wireless driver hasn't changed; it's still WEP-only. Here's what I got
> this time.
>
> brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get update
> Password:
> Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release.gpg [191B]
> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security Release
> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Packages
> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Packages
> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main Sources
> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/restricted Sources
> Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release.gpg [189B]
> Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates Release.gpg [191B]
> Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports Release.gpg [191B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates Release
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports Release
> Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Packages [619kB]
> Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Packages [4571B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main Sources
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/restricted Sources
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Packages
> Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/restricted Packages
> [14B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/main Sources
> Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-updates/restricted Sources [14B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/main Packages
> Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/restricted Packages
> [14B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/universe Packages
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/multiverse Packages
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/main Sources
> Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/restricted Sources
> [14B]
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/universe Sources
> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper-backports/multiverse Sources
> Fetched 624kB in 11s (56.7kB/s)
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper Drake_ -
> Release i386 (20060531) dapper/main Packages
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%206.06%20%5fDapper%20Drake%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20060531)_dists_dapper_main_binary-i386_Packages)
> W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper Drake_ -
> Release i386 (20060531) dapper/restricted Packages
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%206.06%20%5fDapper%20Drake%5f%20-%20Release%20i386%20(20060531)_dists_dapper_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>   dhcdbd libnl1-pre6 libnm-util0 network-manager
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   dhcdbd libnl1-pre6 libnm-util0 network-manager network-manager-gnome
> 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
> Need to get 704kB of archives.
> After unpacking 2748kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
> Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main libnl1-pre6
> 1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2 [76.5kB]
> Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main libnm-util0 0.6.2-0ubuntu7[116kB]
> Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com dapper-security/main dhcdbd
> 1.10-0ubuntu11.1 [43.0kB]
> Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main network-manager
> 0.6.2-0ubuntu7 [228kB]
> Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper/main network-manager-gnome
> 0.6.2-0ubuntu7 [241kB]
> Fetched 704kB in 6s (117kB/s)
> Selecting previously deselected package dhcdbd.
> (Reading database ... 74213 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking dhcdbd (from .../dhcdbd_1.10-0ubuntu11.1_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package libnl1-pre6.
> Unpacking libnl1-pre6 (from
> .../libnl1-pre6_1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package libnm-util0.
> Unpacking libnm-util0 (from .../libnm-util0_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
> Selecting previously deselected package network-manager.
> Unpacking network-manager (from
> .../network-manager_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...Selecting previously
> deselected package network-manager-gnome.
> Unpacking network-manager-gnome (from
> .../network-manager-gnome_0.6.2-0ubuntu7_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up dhcdbd (1.10-0ubuntu11.1) ...
> * Reloading system message bus config                                   [
> ok ]
> * Stopping DHCP client manager...
> [fail]
> * Starting DHCP client manager...                                       [
> ok ]
>
> Setting up libnl1-pre6 (1.0~pre5+svn21-2ubuntu2) ...
>
> Setting up libnm-util0 (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
> Setting up network-manager (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
> * Reloading system message bus config                                   [
> ok ]
> * Stopping NetworkManager daemon                                        [
> ok ]
> * Starting NetworkManager daemon                                        [
> ok ]
> * Stopping NetworkManager dispatcher                                    [
> ok ]
> * Starting NetworkManager dispatcher                                    [
> ok ]
>
> Setting up network-manager-gnome (0.6.2-0ubuntu7) ...
>
> brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$
>
>
>
> -Brian Swaney
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sean Lee <lee.2817 at osu.edu>
> Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 10:18 pm
> Subject: Re: [opensource] Re: Ubuntu compatibility help?
>
> > Ack, this is a console window or a terminal window, not a DOS window.
> >
> > easy mistake, anyway..
> >
> > you ran apt-get update like it told you, but you ran it with a
> > normal users'
> > credentials...
> > try sudo apt-get update, then
> > try sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
> >
> > have fun,
> >
> > Sean
> >
> >
> > On 10/23/06, BRIAN SWANEY <swaney.29 at osu.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > I tried all of the commands on that page. They didn't work. I'm
> > pasting> the DoS response below. Perhaps you can tell me what you
> > think it means?
> > >
> > >
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
> > > Password:
> > > Reading package lists... Done
> > > Building dependency tree... Done
> > > W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper
> > Drake_ -
> > > Release i386 (20060531) dapper/main Packages
> > > (/var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%206.06%20%5fDapper%20Drake%5f%20-
> > %20Release%20i386%20(20060531)_dists_dapper_main_binary-i386_Packages)
> > > W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper
> > Drake_ -
> > > Release i386 (20060531) dapper/restricted Packages
> > > (/var/lib/apt/lists/Ubuntu%206.06%20%5fDapper%20Drake%5f%20-
> >
> %20Release%20i386%20(20060531)_dists_dapper_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
> > > W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
> > > E: Couldn't find package network-manager-gnome
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ apt-get update
> > > E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13
> > Permission> denied)
> > > E: Unable to lock the list directory
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get install network-manager-kde
> > > Reading package lists... Done
> > > Building dependency tree... Done
> > > Note, selecting knetworkmanager instead of network-manager-kde
> > > Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> > > requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> > > distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> > > or been moved out of Incoming.
> > >
> > > Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely
> > likely that
> > > the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> > > that package should be filed.
> > > The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> > >
> > > The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> > >   knetworkmanager: Depends: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.2) but it is
> > not going
> > > to be installed
> > >                    Depends: libdbus-qt-1-1c2 (>= 0.60) but it is not
> > > installable                   Depends: libnm-util0 but it is not
> > installable>                    Depends: network-manager (>= 0.6.2)
> > but it is not
> > > installableE: Broken packages
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get install knetworkmanager
> > > Reading package lists... Done
> > > Building dependency tree... Done
> > > Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> > > requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> > > distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> > > or been moved out of Incoming.
> > >
> > > Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely
> > likely that
> > > the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> > > that package should be filed.
> > > The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> > >
> > > The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> > >   knetworkmanager: Depends: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.2) but it is
> > not going
> > > to be installed
> > >                    Depends: libdbus-qt-1-1c2 (>= 0.60) but it is not
> > > installable                   Depends: libnm-util0 but it is not
> > installable>                    Depends: network-manager (>= 0.6.2)
> > but it is not
> > > installableE: Broken packages
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$ sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
> > > Reading package lists... Done
> > > Building dependency tree... Done
> > > wpasupplicant is already the newest version.
> > > 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
> > > brian at 1Y6RZ91-595B:~$
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -Brian Swaney
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Sean Lee <lee.2817 at osu.edu>
> > > Date: Monday, October 23, 2006 7:04 pm
> > > Subject: Re: [opensource] Re: Ubuntu compatibility help?
> > >
> > > > If you would like us to be more direct in helping you discover
> > your> > way,then here's a few more links that may be helpful.
> > > >
> > > > As I pointed out before, the http://wireless.osu.edu guide gives
> > > > you a
> > > > detailed description of how to configure wpa supplicant to work
> > with> > osuwireless.
> > > > http://8help.osu.edu/2672.html
> > > >
> > > > For instructions on install wpa supplicant for ubuntu:
> > > > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo
> > > >
> > > > Pleas note, both of those links took me under 2 minutes to find.
> > > >
> > > > The second link, I simply typed into google 'ubuntu wpa
> > supplicant'> > and the
> > > > first result returned how to install it.  Ubuntu is a good distro
> > > > to start
> > > > with because of the support community and how much
> > documentation is
> > > > available.  Please use it.
> > > >
> > > > Sean
> > > >
> > > > You'll find you can only understand things better by breaking it
> > > > and fixing
> > > > it yourself, us sitting here telling you what to do will only help
> > > > build to
> > > > your confusion.
> > > >
> > > > On 10/23/06, BRIAN SWANEY <swaney.29 at osu.edu> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > It looks like my best bet to get this working is to wait until
> > > > the meeting
> > > > > and have someone else help me. My dad installed from the same
> > > > disk, but for
> > > > > some reason, a whole bunch of settings are different and I would
> > > > need> someone with more than 4 months of experience to help me set
> > > > up the wireless
> > > > > and oher drivers, then set up the dual-boot.
> > > > >
> > > > > -Brian Swaney
> > > > >
> > > > > By the way, OIT said that if anyone could figure out how to
> > > > configure> Ubuntu for a WPA encryption that they'd like to have
> > > > instructions so they
> > > > > can put them on the OIT site.
> > > > >
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