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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Trying to activate wlan0 and eth0

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:47:02 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 14 Apr 2014, Robert Peters wrote:

> On 14 April 2014 00:05, Serghei Amelian <serghei@...> wrote:
>> On Monday 14 April 2014 00:33:16 Robert Peters wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> My Thinkpad laptop has a Lubuntu partition that has wired and wireless
>>> access: the modules are iwlwifi and e1000e.
>>> Another partition runs exeGnu Trinity 14 but no internet connection.
>>> I used modprobe to install the above modules and put their names in
>>> /etc/modules, but wlan0 and eth0 are still not seen.
>>> What to do?
>>> Robert
>> Check dmesg. Most probably you did not installed the firmwares required by
>> your network cards.
>> --
>> Serghei
> True, the network devices don't get loaded.  I have copied iwlwifi
> ucode files to /lib/firmware and am trying to find how to get the
> kernel to use them on startup.
> Robert

I'm not clear how you determined that the network devices are not 
loaded. what did you do?

Lisi said you should run

/sbin/ifconfig -a

but I wasn't sure if you actually ran this command. what did it say? 
in particular is 'wlan1' or 'wlan0' there?

have a look at


what does it say? in particular, is the following line in there?

iface wlan1 inet dhcp

that may be 'wlan0' instead.

and does


show your iwifi stuff is loaded?

there are a couple more things worth doing but this is enough for now 
since I've asked a lot of questions.

I find the debian stuff requires a lot of foolin' to get going but the 
worst of it is, once it gets going you don't have to bother with it 
again for an eternity so you forget the tricks and then have to 
re-learn on the rare occasion when it does fail or you do a new 
install or something.

I use the exegnu stuff exclusively.


Felmon Davis

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