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.
If you are running KDE ( and even if you aren't! ) you might want to consider 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
I assume that after you
wireless-tools the problem persists?
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?
Is there any reason why you're compiling from scratch when you could apt-get it?
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?
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?