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Hey guys, I have a couple of questions regarding getting various applications and processes to work with my installation of Debian. I installed Lenny with a wired connection and am ...
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    Wireless and Xchat Issue


    Hey guys,

    I have a couple of questions regarding getting various applications and processes to work with my installation of Debian. I installed Lenny with a wired connection and am now trying to get wireless working. I now have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ190 laptop with an Intel (R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter and a Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller. I have done some research and it does appear that the Intel adapter is supported (linux kernel 2.6.23 or later - why I installed Lenny). Everywhere I look it appears that I am supposed to be running the following command:

    Code:
    aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi
    However, I get the following:

    Code:
    debian:/home/olivier# apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package firmware-iwlwifi
    debian:/home/olivier#
    According to iwlwifi - Debian Wiki, I will need to add "non-free repository to /etc/apt/sources.list " I am not entirely certain how to accomplish this and google has not been of much help. I tried adding the following after finding it on a guide, but the same error occurs.
    Google

    Code:
      
         # See sources.list(5) for more information, especially
         # Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
         # CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
         deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
         deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
         deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
         
         # Uncomment if you want the apt-get source function to work
         #deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
         #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    Can anyone shed any light on this?

    Next, I installed xchat but am unable to log on to the Debian server. This is the endless cycle that occurs:

    Code:
     Python interface loaded
     Perl interface loaded
     Tcl plugin for XChat - Version 1.63 
     Copyright 2002-2005 Daniel P. Stasinski
     http://www.scriptkitties.com/tclplugin/
     Tcl interface loaded
    * Looking up irc.debian.org
    * Connecting to irc.geo.oftc.net (66.184.117.12) port 6667...
    * Connection failed. Error: No route to host
     Cycling to next server in Debian Servers...
    * Disconnected ().
    * Looking up irc.debian.org
    * Connecting to irc.geo.oftc.net (66.184.117.12) port 6667...
    * Connection failed. Error: No route to host
     Cycling to next server in Debian Servers...
    * Disconnected ().
    * Looking up irc.debian.org
    * Connecting to irc.geo.oftc.net (66.184.117.12) port 6667...
    * Connection failed. Error: No route to host
    Thanks in advance.

    Wasp

    Edit: Here is what my /etc/apt/sources.list currently looks like after a fresh install.
    Code:
    # 
    # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Official RC i386 CD Binary-1 20081104-07:57]/ lenny main
    
    deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Official RC i386 CD Binary-1 20081104-07:57]/ lenny main
    
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

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    I changed the sources.list and added the following:


    Code:
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
    
    deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
    I was then able to run
    Code:
     
    apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
    which installed it succesfully

    followed by

    Code:
    modprobe iwl4965
    Nothing happened it just goes to a new command line. The network manager now picks several wireless networks and shows the strength of the connection. I type in the passphrase for my connection and it still won't connect. Any ideas about this and the previous xchat issue? Thanks a lot.

    Wasp

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