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nubber555
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:51 am    Post subject: Network card not detected Reply with quote

Okay...here is a noob issue. I succesfully installed...but wireless doesn't work. But before I address that, I must say that the iwconfig and lspci commands return a "bash: command not found" message. How do I find the specific modules needed for my network card to make sure that they are installed? ifconfig shows only eth0 and lo, no wireless. the dhcpcd command returns: "dhcpcd already running on pid 2392", which looked odd. I'm guessing I have to go back to livecd and emerge some of the wireless packages? I was hoping for some input as I have found these forums very helpful during installation.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are able to get a wired connection, it might be the most convenient way instead of going back to the livecd.

Otherwise, you will probably need at least these packages:


sys-apps/pciutils
net-wireless/wireless-tools


The wiki page should provide some answers as well: http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wifi
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A second hint for you: most cards require firmware...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any way to use the livecd, though? I'm considering just starting over even though this would be my third install
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't start over unless you have a really good time with the handbook.The other expensive os's benefit from do over's. Linux does not. If you do not have a wired connection, boot the livecdcd, run
Code:
 lspci -k
, note the Driver in use: listings for your hardware, (if wifi NIC is not listed, run usbutils and get the correct name and pciid) then mount the gentoo partitions, enter the chroot, nominally:
Code:
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/gentoo
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/
mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
mount --rbind /sys /mnt/gentoo/sys
mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
source /etc/profile
export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"
then run
Code:
emerge linux-firmware pciutils usbutils iw wireless-tools dhcpcd wpa_supplicant
ensure the wifi NIC's driver is enabled in the kernel. Setup gentoo networking scripts or wicd or network manager (but only one of the three), make a graceful exit:
Code:
exit
cd
umount -l /mnt/gentoo/dev{/shm,/pts,}
umount -l /mnt/gentoo{/boot,/proc,}
reboot

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