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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] a perfectly good system shot to hell

From: Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:35:21 -0700
On 12 June 2018 at 20:31, William Morder <doctor_contendo@...> wrote:
> Actually, it's running sort of okay, which is surprising, considering that I
> cannot find my wlan0 interface, yet I can still connect to the internet and
> send and receive emails; except that, as far as my system is concerned, I am
> not actually connected, even though I really am connected.
> It all started when I couldn't download packages from the repository at
> After doing a little research, I discovered that
> security packages will no longer be supported for Jessie after (I think) 17
> June 2018. And I had been putting off upgrading to Stretch, and furthermore I
> really wanted to switch to Devuan. So now I've done it, but there are a few
> bugs. I was worried that my system would be unusable, but instead it is just
> somewhat crippled.
> So my process was first to change repositories in my sources.list, from Jessie
> to Stretch, then I upgraded. Then I changed sources.list again to Devuan
> Ascii, and upgraded yet again.
> Now my network managers and other network-aware programs cannot recognize
> wlan0. (I use a wifi antenna to connect my desktop to the shared network in
> my building, which has been fairly stable.) Don't even bother suggesting that
> I try eth0, as there is nothing here for me to plug in *to*: it's wifi or
> nothing.
> I seem to recall that other systems (maybe Stretch?) used different names for
> some of the same interfaces, so it might just be a problem of renaming my
> wlan0 interface to something else. Only I can't find any other names.
> Also I cannot use Tor, or anything over proxy servers. As I said, the problem
> here seems to be that my system cannot find the interface that I use to
> connect. I can see activity over what appears to be wlan0, yet I cannot
> activate wlan0 either through a gui program, or by command-line, or by
> changing the lines in
> /etc/network/interfaces
> ... so any help here would be appreciated. It seems to be a simple basic
> problem, since I still have a running system with some kind of network.
> But yay! I have got Devuan Ascii running on my system, so I imagine the rest
> of my problems as just fine tuning.
> Please help!
> Bill

Something similar happened after I installed Devuan Ascii in a new
partition: wlan0 wasn't seen by wicd or any other program.  After a
lot of fussing, I had to get a deb file with the driver for my
wireless card and install it using gdebi.  After that, wlan0 was
available (maybe had to reboot).
- R