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I'm new to KDE (using backtrack) , I think I broke/misconfigured something trying to get a KDE Network Manager installed (could only get WEP to work with previous program) Anyway, ...
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    [SOLVED] New to KDE, need help with Wifi


    I'm new to KDE (using backtrack), I think I broke/misconfigured something trying to get a KDE Network Manager installed (could only get WEP to work with previous program)

    Anyway, does anyone have any tips on getting WPA2 support working with backtrack with either command line or gui?
    (I found a guide to connect using the terminal but I was hoping for a way that doesn't require editing the wpa_supplicant.conf every time I want to connect to a new network....maybe like the network manager in gnome?)

    Code:
    root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/networking restart
    Reconfiguring network interfaces...There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid with pid 9885
    killed old client process, removed PID file
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
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    Listening on LPF/eth0/my mac
    Sending on   LPF/eth0my mac
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPRELEASE on eth0 to 192.168.x.x port 67
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    
    Listening on LPF/eth0/my mac
    Sending on   LPF/eth0/my mac
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    receive_packet failed on eth0: Network is down
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    DHCPOFFER of 192.168.x.x from 192.168.x.x
    DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.x.x on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
    DHCPACK of 192.168.x.x from 192.168.x.x
    bound to 192.168.x.x -- renewal in 871858375 seconds.
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth1 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface eth2 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface ath0 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[eth0]: waiting for interface wlan0 before doing NFS mounts
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth1.
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    eth2: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up eth2.
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    
    
    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    ath0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Failed to bring up ath0.
    FATAL: Module p80211 not found.
    Failed to load p80211.ko.
    run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1
    Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    
    Listening on LPF/wlan0/my mac
    Sending on   LPF/wlan0/my mac
    Sending on   Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    if-up.d/mountnfs[wlan0]: waiting for interface eth1 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[wlan0]: waiting for interface eth2 before doing NFS mounts
    if-up.d/mountnfs[wlan0]: waiting for interface ath0 before doing NFS mounts
    done.
    root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
    Starting NetworkManager... failed!
    Code:
    Network configuration could not be run
    
    Failed to execute child process "network-admin" (No such file or directory)
    Last edited by dmk06; 06-04-2010 at 05:15 AM. Reason: adding

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    Hi dmk06,

    How's your problem?

    If by chance you have not yet found a fix, you might want to paste the outputs of the commands as instructed here. Maybe it can also tell us whats happening "behind the scenes"

    Good luck!
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    I'd suggest that you intall WICD, from your system repos. It's similar to network manager
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I'd suggest that you intall WICD, from your system repos. It's similar to network manager
    Quote Originally Posted by nujinini View Post
    Hi dmk06,

    How's your problem?

    If by chance you have not yet found a fix, you might want to paste the outputs of the commands as instructed .linuxforums.org/forum/wireless-internet/137532-wireless-setup-start-here.html"]here. Maybe it can also tell us whats happening "behind the scenes"

    Good luck!
    Thanks for your help, I tried updating the thread last night but I think either the forums were too busy or there were network problems(page wouldn't load)...anyway, I ended up installing the Fedora 13 Security Spin on my Backtrack partition. I think I will get more familiar with BT in a VM before I install it again (I think I needed a fresh start with it anyway...lol)


    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I'd suggest that you intall WICD, from your system repos. It's similar to network manager
    Thank you MikeTbob, I'll try that when I install it later, I checked out a WICD screenshot and it looks perfect

    Thanks again guys!

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I'd suggest that you intall WICD, from your system repos. It's similar to network manager
    Thanks, WICD works great!

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