On Tue, 15 Apr 2014, Robert Peters wrote: > On 15 April 2014 07:47, Felmon Davis <davisf@...> wrote: >> >> <snip> >> >> 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 >> >> /etc/network/interfaces >> >> what does it say? in particular, is the following line in there? >> >> iface wlan1 inet dhcp >> >> that may be 'wlan0' instead. >> >> and does lsmod 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. >> >> F. > > > Hello, > > /sbin/ifconfig -a showed only the loopback device lo, and > /etc/network/interfaces lists only lo. > I did go to https://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi, fetched the firmware deb, > copied it into my Trinity partition (it has no internet) and followed > the installation instructions. But after reboot, iwconfig still > showed no wlan device. too bad. from below I know you have moved on but I'm curious, do you know the kernel you were using? uname -a I've found I've had to update the kernel to get wifi going. (I just remembered this.) I think I mentioned I've got it running on a Thinkpad X103e (with Broadcom drivers). > In reference to the asides on pclinuxos, etc, I found and tried Linux > Mint Debian with MATE on a live USB - liked it and installed it in > place of my Lubuntu setup. I find its interface much nicer than > Lubuntu or XFCE and like its ability to make a wireless connection on > my newer hardware. I am able to easily install and use some of my > Trinity favorites like Krusader and Gwenview. So for the time being I > will stick with it and avoid further frustration. Mint is pretty nice. I'm sticking with Debian though. once it's set up it's out of my face. > Thanks to everyone for all the help and ideas! it's always an 'education' foolin' with this stuff, so there's at least that. glad you are good to go! F. -- Felmon Davis filibuster, n.: Throwing your wait around.