No wireless interfaces displaied

John Heim jheim at
Tue Jun 12 14:38:30 UTC 2007

Huh... I am stumped.

Do you have a serial port on your laptop? If I was in your shoes, the next 
thing I would try is to get a serial console working. This would allow you 
to run your linux machine just like you were logged in at the console. Plus, 
then you could capture the output from various commands and post them to 
email lists (like this one). You would need a null modem cable sometimes 
also called a Laplink cable.  You should be able to get one off ebay for a 
buck or two. Having a null modem cable handy is *really* a nice thing. I've 
bailed myself out of many a scrape that way.

If you don't have a serial port, then I don't know what to tell you. If the 
drivers are loaded, then you *have* to have an eth0. In fact, since you have 
2 network cards, you just have to have an eth0 and an eth1.  What version of 
linux did you install? You could try another distro.  Another thing you 
might consider doing is posting your questions to a general linux fforum. 
Find an email list for a linux users group in your area. After all, your 
problem isn't specifically about linux for the blind.  In fact, regardless 
of what you find out about your network, I would strongly recommend looking 
for a linux users group in your area. That kind of thing tends to be an 
invaluable resource.

By the way, what do you mean there were no results? What exactly are you 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jürgen Dengo" <jyrgen.dengo at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: No wireless interfaces displaied

> Yes, the drivers were loaded. I also inserted the modprobe command, but 
> neither before noor after, there were no results.
> The iwconfig just keeps telling me lo no wireless extensions
> eth0   no wireless extensions
> eth1   no wireless extensions
> I know it's a real paine, but I'd really like to go deeper into debian.
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