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I'm currently running the newest version of Debian testing on my Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop. I have just about everything running, but I would like a gui for configuring wireless ...
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    NetworkManager


    I'm currently running the newest version of Debian testing on my Dell Inspiron 1200 laptop. I have just about everything running, but I would like a gui for configuring wireless so I don't have to do all of the iwlist/iwconfig stuff from the command line.

    I found NetworkManager, but when I do ./configure from within the folder, it stops and these are the last few lines of the configuration:
    checking for /etc/debian_version... yes
    checking for /etc/slackware-version... no
    checking iwlib.h usability... no
    checking iwlib.h presence... no
    checking for iwlib.h... no
    configure: error: iwlib.h not found. Install wireless-tools.
    debian:/usr/src/NetworkManager-0.4# apt-get install wireless-tools

    I think I have the newest version of wireless-tools. Do I need to compile the absolute newest wireless-tools? Can I just compile the iwlib.h library by itself?

    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    If you are running KDE ( and even if you aren't! ) you might want to consider KWifiManager.

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    kwifimanager

    I had tried kwifimanager and it never gave me the information that I wanted. I have since reinstalled a bunch of stuff and it works! It actually does what I want it to do.
    Thanks for the reply, though, lakerdonald

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    I assume that after you
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    wireless-tools the problem persists?

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    Yes, I apt-get wireless-tools, try ./configure again and the problem persists. Kwifimanager still doesn't do what I thought it would do. Do you know what I can do to get NetworkManager running?

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    Is there any reason why you're compiling from scratch when you could apt-get it?

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    It isn't available for apt-get from the regular repositories.

    Do you know of a source I can use to get it with apt-get?

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    I noticed some repositories for ubuntu linux that are .deb's for NetworkManager. Ubuntu is built on debian, correct? Could I use those packages in debian testing?

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