downloaded Slax (CD, v6.1.2), MD5 checked OK, burned to CD, booted successfully, but unable to connect to wifi
can see router, but cannot connect
is there a step-by-step?
what can I do to help you help me?
Dunno for Windows, but most archive managers in linux can open the slax.iso.
That way you can add the module to the slax/modules directory in your slax.iso file.
Burn the .iso again and you're done.
By the way, did you have problems putting Slax on USB or was burning slax to CD your real intention?
(real intention = like you considered putting slax on USB, but went for some reason(s) for the CD approach?)
@ lmart ... you would seem to be a candidate for what was once called a usb-boot cd. It's a regular Slax cd that does not contain the /slax subdir [which is about 183mb of the total 190mb]. That way, your usbstick only holds the /slax subdir, and you can add modules freely to the /slax/modules subdir on the stick. Or it can be a standard usb load with both /boot and /slax.
To be clear, the vmlinuz and initrd.gz on the cd contain the drivers that WILL read files from a usb device, so you load those from the cd and then find the bulk of the distro on the usbstick. When vmlinuz starts running it searches all top level partitions for a /slax subdir [and then the .sgn file] -- doesn't care where it is found on the system.
You can use the standard cd if you want, just Tab-add a from=/dev/sda1 cheatcode; it'll then read modules from the usbstick.
@bb - thanks, thought plpbt-5.0.14 would make usb booting possible - after booting from the UsbBootCD, can you pull out the CD and use it for r/w operations?
@burninbush - downloaded the utility, installed, still unable to get wifi working
device identified (root@slax:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS WLA-54L WiFi), access point shows up on network scan, set WEP key, get following msg
wait few seconds for dhcpcd which need to acquire all details for your device,
in case of troubles please paste debug info on slax forum:
timed out waiting for a valid DHCP server response
#1 - how does one know if a device driver is installed and, if installed, if it is the correct driver?
#2 - is there a command line step-by-step to troubleshoot wifi?
@bb - thanks, thought plpbt-5.0.14 would make usb booting possible - after booting from the UsbBootCD, can you pull out the CD and use it for r/w operations? >lmart
Yes. The contents of vmlinuz and initrd.gz are copied to memory, so as soon as booting gets past the very first part you can remove the cd.
Or even better, copy /slax to your hard disk. It'll boot even faster that way. You can then add a slaxsave.dat file to the hard disk to save changes, after which it works pretty much like a regular installed linux. Note, this works fine on an ntfs filesystem also. Will not affect the installed system in any way.
BTW, for wireless devices the command is iwconfig.
#1 - determined drivers via puppy linux; difference between puppy/slax outputs for cmds modprobe -l | grep zd1211rw .and. lsmod | grep zd1211rw
#2 - found a wifi script and manually entered it; see below
Isn't this your posting that you got wireless up and running with subkid's module ?
"#1 - wifi now works, thanks!"
The he/she refer to you (lmart).
Subkid have not login in 1 year .As to whether he/she is still using slax, who knows, but he/she had contributed one usefull module to slax.
As for Fanthom , I would expect him to concentrate on Portues as he is the lead developer , but I am quite sure he will check out the newer version of linux kit (ex linux livescript) and slax 7. Slax's heritage is still visible in Porteus.
yes, it is working ...
however, having tried multiple ways to get wifi operational, I went back to the CLI and, to finish things up, I want to figure out how to get DHCP working
yes, the subkid's module is useful and it works