debian wifi failure
jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Jul 11 22:58:26 UTC 2016
Thanks much Sam,
There were some things missing in /etc/network/interfaces and now I have
a talkingarch instance running I'll get the debian-gnome netinst disk
and try this using debian-gnome. It'll be hard on the 1GB of ram
available but only temporarily. I want to see what actually gets
produced on this end when everything works.
On Mon, 11 Jul 2016, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:31:45
> From: Sam Hartman <hartmans at mit.edu>
> To: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com>
> Cc: blinux-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: debian wifi failure
>>>>>> "Jude" == Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com> writes:
> Jude> The debian web page on how to use wifi is useless. Has anyone
> Jude> here got experience setting up a workable version of
> Jude> /etc/network/interfaces? I can probably put mine up on this
> Jude> list if it will help.
> This is a case where the GUI really is worth using. Even if I didn't
> plan to use gnome for anything else, I might well use orca and gnome and
> the Networkmanager ui to configure wireless.
> It's not that I can't do it from the command line, it's that it's a bit
> fiddly and the GUIs are nice and simple.
> Sure, although I wouldn't recommend using /etc/network/interfaces to set
> up wifi.
> It does work after a fassion, but you're going to have better luck with
> NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant directly.
> For NetworkManager, a config file in
> /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections might look like
> I'm not sure you actually need the uuid; I suspect not.
> /etc/network/interfaces might look like
> allow-hotplug wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet manual
> wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
> iface default inet dhcp
> And then wpa_supplicant.conf might look like
> ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
> ssid="Sam 2.462ghz"
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