View Full Version : [ubuntu] so i just installed wifi-radar and having trouble getting it to work

November 23rd, 2008, 04:37 AM
i try to open up the program and it gives me an error message, failed to execute child process "su-to-root" [no such file directory] i even tryed reinstalling, im just having trouble all around just getting wifi to work, i dont have a switch to turn wifi on its a little touch button but its not working ??? any ideas need help thank you

November 23rd, 2008, 05:24 AM
Is your wireless card on?

November 23rd, 2008, 10:25 PM

November 24th, 2008, 04:12 AM
no one knows huh? wow. that is a first.

November 24th, 2008, 04:19 AM
open terminal
sudo -i


first have wireless working

Bucky Ball
November 24th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Yep, you need to have wifi happening so maybe start a thread to get that problem fixed first. I just installed wifi-radar, went to Applications->Internet and there it was. Started app and works perfectly so I would say your wifi is down. That should be first cab off the rank. Make a reliable, stable connection. Or at least get the light on!

Mike Beatty
December 6th, 2008, 05:49 PM
you need to have wifi happening so maybe start a thread to get that problem fixed first.
The program should still start regardless of whether the wifi is working or not.
MY wifi is working and I get the same error message. This has to do with permissions, as wifi-radar needs to be run as root.I used to be able to run it from the menu but since I had to reinstall Intrepid, it doesn't.
The question I hope someone can answer is how do I make the shortcut run as root?

December 10th, 2008, 02:35 AM
If you're running GNOME, try this:

1) Right-click on "Applications" (or whatever you have for a menu or "Start" button -- sorry to borrow a Windows term there).

2) Click on "Internet" to display all Internet-related programs in the pane on the right.

3) Right-click on "Wifi-Radar" and click "Properties" in the menu that pops up.

4) In the box where it says "Wifi-Radar", add "gksudo " before the command to start the Wifi-Radar". You'll still have to enter your password, though, but at least it'll run with sudo privileges.