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    How to check if my wireless adapter driver was installed successfully?


    Hello everyone, I am actually a very newbie to Linux world. My distribution is Slackware 13.1, I spent great effort to install it correctly and now I am trying to configure wireless network. Before I do the configuration, I think I should make sure that my wireless adapter driver was installed successfully, could anyone tell me how to do that please? Thanks a lot.

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    You can install the inxi script if you so wish in Slackware

    For most others, use(except in Arch or Pardus):as root:
    Code:
    cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/inxi && chmod +x inxi
    From Installation - inxi - Project Hosting on Google Code

    to get a readout like this

    Code:
    ~$ inxi -F
    System:    Host biker Kernel 2.6.34-stevo i686 (32 bit) Distro antiX-M8.5 Marek Edelman 16 February 2010
    CPU:       Single core Mobile Intel Pentium III - M (-UP-) cache 512 KB flags (sse) bmips 2397.98 clocked at 1197.00 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card S3 SuperSavage IX/C SDR X.Org 1.7.7 Res: 1024x768@71.0hz 
               GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 7.7.1 Direct Rendering Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller driver Intel ICH at ports 1c00 18c0 BusID: 00:1f.5
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.22.1
    Network:   Card-1 Intel 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller driver e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI at port 6400 BusID: 02:08.0
               Card-2 RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI driver rt61pci v: 2.3.0 BusID: 03:00.0
    Disks:     HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (5.1% used) 1: /dev/hda ST980815A 80.0GB 
    Partition: ID:/ size: 4.8G used: 2.7G (60%) fs: ext3 ID:/home size: 11G used: 1.2G (12%) fs: ext3 
               ID:swap-1 size: 1.04GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
    Info:      Processes 92 Uptime 1:21 Memory 171.0/1008.7MB Runlevel 5 Client Shell inxi 1.4.21
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    lspci -knn
    lower case L in lspci

    If internal wireless
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    If the device shows up when you issue this command, all is well.
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
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    Thanks! Does it mean I installed wireless adapter successfully if I can find my wireless adapter information by typing lspci -knn?

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    Thank you for replying me

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    If the device shows up when you issue this command, all is well.
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    By typing ifconfig -a, I find eth0 and wlan0, and HWaddrs of them. Does it mean I installed wireless adapter successfully?

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    Yep. you should be golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Yep. you should be golden.
    Thank you! Now I can really focus on configuring wireless network.

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