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    Quote Originally Posted by kern
    11.0 is just slackware-current , anyone with a bit of savvy can upgrade to it

    I wouldn't say theres much point though, unless you have a case like yours
    On a side note kern, what is your opinion of SeaMonkey?

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    I haven't used it to be honest, it looks like a good all round package for the net, but it seems like overkill for me, I dont use IRC anymore etc.

    thunderbird and firefox for me, although firefox seems to get more unstable for me with every release, I've tried opera a few times but always ended up coming back, oh well. flash gives me pain in linux too.

    I guess the best way to find out about seamonkey is to install the package and give it a spin though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kern

    I guess the best way to find out about seamonkey is to install the package and give it a spin though!
    Will do, as soon as I get this ^%$#*^% wireless card up and running!

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    UPDATE: I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.17 and reinstalled ndiswrapper. After doing a ndiswrapper -l, I see driver present, hardware present. The WEP key and essid are configured. I still can not access my wireless network. If I do an ifconfig, I see that there is a loopback. I do ifconfig lo down to get rid of that. I am stumped.

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    you need that loopback

    when you do an ifconfig, is that all you see? lo ?

    if so , you need to have eth0 or eth1 configured as your wlan setup

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    All I see is lo. There is no eth0 or eth1 in ifconfig. In iwconfig, eth0 is listed as the wifi card. I tried ifconfig eth0 up and that didn't help. So I need to bring the loopback up in ifconfig. How do I get Slackware to recognize eth0 in ifconfig?

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    it might not be eth0, it could be eth1,

    I'm not sure why its not bringing it up on boot though, my laptop does that sometimes and I just configure it after.

    but , you have to configure with iwconfig and ifconfig of course, or you can use rc.wireless.conf to setup your details

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    I have the driver and hardware recognized. I have a script that sets the essid and the WEP key. iwconfig shows the card as eth0. ifconfig only shows lo. I do a ifconfig etho up and I get "SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory". I do a ifconfig -a and I see that eth0 is there. It states:

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:A5:23:BD:6B
    BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX Packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 {0.0 b} TX bytes:0 {0.0 b}
    Interrupt:5

    iwconfig eth0 states:

    eth0 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"wireless" Nickname:"chris"
    Mode:Managed Access Point:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF Bit Rate=1 Mb/s
    RTS thr:off Frament thr:off
    Encryption key:omitted Security mode:open
    Link Quality:0 Signal Level:0 Noise Level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    The wireless network is up, the encrytion key is valid, there are no MAC address filters on the router, the essid is right. I am thinking that I will need to get eth0 to show up under ifconfig somehow, but ifconfig eth0 up triggers the error shown above. If anyone has ANY ideas, I would appreciate it.

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    very odd, I know it isnt related, but I had mine all setup but it didnt start working until I dropped their firmware image in.

    I know you use ndiswrapper and all, gah. I'm not sure what to suggest, not played with ndiswrapper myself, I'm lucky my laptops wifi is supported well in 2.6

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    UPDATE and subsequent plea for help:

    I am pretty new to Linux and I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Here is my situation. I have Slackware 10.2 and kernel 2.6.17. I have loaded and run ndiswrapper. I have an HP zd8000 laptop with a Broadcom internal wireless card. After compiling and running ndiswrapper, I enter: ndiswrapper -l and get back bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present. iwconfig shows that eth0 is my wireless card. I created a script called wireless in vi and after I run it I enter iwconfig again and eth0 is shown with all of the proper information such as ESSID, Encryption Key, Security Mode, ect. Here is where I am stuck:

    When I enter ifconfig, all I see is lo and the local loopback's properties. I enter ifconfig -a and it shows eth0, eth1, lo, and sit0 all with more information. As I know the MAC adress of the wireless card, it is easy to confirm that, in fact, eth0 is my wireless card. So I assume that the next course of action would be the command ifconfig eth0 up. I enter this command and get the following result: SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory. Now there has got to be something that I am missing here.

    What is the proper command to get eth0 active in ifconfig? Also, what other steps have I missed or do I need to take to get connected on my wireless network. I am relying on the wealth of knowledge of the people in this forum, because I have been to several other forums and read endless documentation both online and in the source code to no avail. I have been at this for 1 month now (I should say 3 weeks because I have gotten frustrated and gave up for a week). Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated.



    Thank you in advance,

    ganooch

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