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Originally Posted by reed9 I'm not clear why you posted this section of dmesg? wlan0 is your wireless card. I thought you were having trouble with your wired connection? Or, ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    I'm not clear why you posted this section of dmesg?

    wlan0 is your wireless card. I thought you were having trouble with your wired connection? Or, I know you're having trouble with your wired connection, because you have no driver for it.

    But if you're talking wireless, you have two different drivers loading, the madwifi drivers, ath_hal and ath_pci, and the newer ath5k driver. They will conflict. Madwifi is being deprecated and phased out, but you may find it works better than ath5k, given that you're using a little bit older kernel.

    Blacklist one or the other.
    Code:
    su -
    echo "blacklist ath5k" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Restart.
    echo blacklist ath5k disables the wifi completely. I had to reinstall the distro, since I have no lan connection either.
    for some reason my installs are no longer auto detecting the lan like they used to and should.

    I guess I never stopped to think at that moment my lappy comes with atheros drivers from the factory.

    BTW: I'm using an Emachines E625 w/ DreamLinux 3.5 DE

    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keikun2004 View Post
    Arch isn't Debian based (i'm using it)
    For your problem, i've seen it so many times.
    Your network device isn't a wired device, it is a wifi device (as seen in the dmesg)
    in a root shell do :
    iwconfig
    check the name of your interface (mostly wlan0, i'll name it wlan0 hereafter)
    now type :
    iwconfig wlan0 essid essid_of_your_wifi_network key your_key
    change essid_of_your_wifi_network and your_key accordingly
    your_key is your wep or wpa key for the wifi network. If it is insecure you can remove the key part.
    Now type :
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    and then :
    dchpcd wlan0
    this keeps the wifi and lan connected but permanenetly disables firefox.

    without a browser, I'm unemployed.

    I'm typing this from a friends computer.

    I am thinking the driver needs reinstalled as lan works just fine on this computer w/ dreamlinux 3.5 and my reinstall hasn't caused my WiCD to pick it up & manually configuring the network shows it to set up successfully, but still does not work.

    I'll need to reinstall my distro.

    bbs.

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    Sorry, I thought it was clear. That was for your wireless, when it wasn't clear whether that was working. Since the wireless was fine, that bit was irrelevant. You didn't need to reinstall, just removing the line blacklist ath5k from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and doing
    Code:
    su -
    modprobe ath5k
    would have resolved the issue.

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    Wink please close thread....

    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Sorry, I thought it was clear. That was for your wireless, when it wasn't clear whether that was working. Since the wireless was fine, that bit was irrelevant. You didn't need to reinstall, just removing the line blacklist ath5k from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and doing
    Code:
    su -
    modprobe ath5k
    would have resolved the issue.
    np reed, plz see new thread as we are in a new phase.

    MODS: please close this thread as it is no longer being used.

    all: please see Re enabling Network In DreamLinux 4.0 Alpha here

    thank you !!

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