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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Activating WLAN Reply with quote

I have a small problem with my Asus laptop. I have everything installed and working, but my wlan card won't activate. I have gotten most of my function keys working, but not that one. I found a mentioning of the ifup command, but don't know where to find it. Does anybody have a suggestion?

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some weird reason loading the driver as a module solves the problem. Is this normal or what?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hika wrote:
Is this normal or what?


Possibly. I guess the driver finds its hardware, this triggers udev, this starts net.wlan0. So you need to load the module at boot, I think these days /etc/conf.d/modules is the place for this.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Later I found it was a different thing. I had installed wpa_supplicant and had not configured anything, so it blocked the activation by lack of configuration. Weird. It need some configuration before you can configure! I had in between filled in my local net. It should load clean for the first run, so you can cofigure!
But thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe on installing placing a clean configfile would solve this for it complained of not finding it.
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