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    having trouble with wireless 3g. making headway. what is 28pre9?

    i have hardy heron. how do i go about getting my 3g wireless braodband up and running? my linux box isnt connected to the net. it dual boots xp, but for some reason the wireless isnt working on that. i dont care so long as it works in linux (",)

    i have downloaded NetworkManager-0.7.0-rc1.tar.gz

    is this what i should be using to get it going? and if so, how to install? the install file has some generic instructions. ive only ever used the synaptic package manager while online to install stuff so i really dont understand what it is im trying to acheive in the terminal

    it says something about ./configure; make; make install in the install file

    if i type that into the terminal and insert NetworkManager-0.7.0 after that it doesn't work. what is the format i should be following? ive also tried ./configure NetworkManager-0.7.0 since i realised that ./configure; make; make install is probably 3 instructions! still no go.
    the 3g usb thingo itself is working fine. i have borrowed my housemates vista laptop to get online
    Last edited by danny_galaga; November 10th, 2008 at 08:47 AM.

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    ok, ive gotten my head around a few concepts. managed to get to the ./configure stage. here is what i get:


    danny@danny-desktop:~$ cd /home/danny/networkmanager-0.7.0
    bash: cd: /home/danny/networkmanager-0.7.0: No such file or directory
    danny@danny-desktop:~$ cd /home/danny/NetworkManager-0.7.0
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
    checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
    checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for g++... no
    checking for c++... no
    checking for gpp... no
    checking for aCC... no
    checking for CC... no
    checking for cxx... no
    checking for cc++... no
    checking for cl.exe... no
    checking for FCC... no
    checking for KCC... no
    checking for RCC... no
    checking for xlC_r... no
    checking for xlC... no
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
    checking dependency style of g++... none
    checking for g77... no
    checking for xlf... no
    checking for f77... no
    checking for frt... no
    checking for pgf77... no
    checking for cf77... no
    checking for fort77... no
    checking for fl32... no
    checking for af77... no
    checking for xlf90... no
    checking for f90... no
    checking for pgf90... no
    checking for pghpf... no
    checking for epcf90... no
    checking for gfortran... no
    checking for g95... no
    checking for xlf95... no
    checking for f95... no
    checking for fort... no
    checking for ifort... no
    checking for ifc... no
    checking for efc... no
    checking for pgf95... no
    checking for lf95... no
    checking for ftn... no
    checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... no
    checking whether accepts -g... no
    checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 98304
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking for ar... ar
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for strip... strip
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... yes
    configure: creating libtool
    appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
    appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
    checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
    checking fcntl.h usability... yes
    checking fcntl.h presence... yes
    checking for fcntl.h... yes
    checking paths.h usability... yes
    checking paths.h presence... yes
    checking for paths.h... yes
    checking sys/ioctl.h usability... yes
    checking sys/ioctl.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/ioctl.h... yes
    checking sys/time.h usability... yes
    checking sys/time.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/time.h... yes
    checking syslog.h usability... yes
    checking syslog.h presence... yes
    checking for syslog.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for mode_t... yes
    checking for pid_t... yes
    checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
    checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
    checking for working memcmp... yes
    checking for select... yes
    checking for socket... yes
    checking for uname... yes
    checking for intltool >= 0.35.0... 0.37.1 found
    checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking for msgmerge... /usr/bin/msgmerge
    checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    checking for XML:arser... ok
    checking locale.h usability... yes
    checking locale.h presence... yes
    checking for locale.h... yes
    checking for LC_MESSAGES... yes
    checking libintl.h usability... yes
    checking libintl.h presence... yes
    checking for libintl.h... yes
    checking for ngettext in libc... yes
    checking for dgettext in libc... yes
    checking for bind_textdomain_codeset... yes
    checking for msgfmt... (cached) /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for dcgettext... yes
    checking if msgfmt accepts -c... yes
    checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for xgettext... (cached) /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
    checking for /etc/redhat-release... no
    checking for /etc/SuSE-release... no
    checking for /etc/fedora-release... no
    checking for /etc/gentoo-release... no
    checking for /etc/debian_version... yes
    checking for /etc/arch-release... no
    checking for /etc/slackware-version... no
    checking for /etc/frugalware-release... no
    checking for /etc/mandriva-release... no
    checking Linux Wireless Extensions >= 18... no
    configure: error: wireless-tools >= 28pre9 not installed or not functional
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ make NetworkManager-0.7.0
    make: *** No rule to make target `NetworkManager-0.7.0'. Stop.
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ make clean
    make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ --help No rule to make target 'clean'
    bash: --help: command not found
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ --help make
    bash: --help: command not found
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ clear

    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
    checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
    checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
    checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking how to recognize dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
    checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for g++... no
    checking for c++... no
    checking for gpp... no
    checking for aCC... no
    checking for CC... no
    checking for cxx... no
    checking for cc++... no
    checking for cl.exe... no
    checking for FCC... no
    checking for KCC... no
    checking for RCC... no
    checking for xlC_r... no
    checking for xlC... no
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
    checking dependency style of g++... none
    checking for g77... no
    checking for xlf... no
    checking for f77... no
    checking for frt... no
    checking for pgf77... no
    checking for cf77... no
    checking for fort77... no
    checking for fl32... no
    checking for af77... no
    checking for xlf90... no
    checking for f90... no
    checking for pgf90... no
    checking for pghpf... no
    checking for epcf90... no
    checking for gfortran... no
    checking for g95... no
    checking for xlf95... no
    checking for f95... no
    checking for fort... no
    checking for ifort... no
    checking for ifc... no
    checking for efc... no
    checking for pgf95... no
    checking for lf95... no
    checking for ftn... no
    checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... no
    checking whether accepts -g... no
    checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 98304
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking for ar... ar
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for strip... strip
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... yes
    configure: creating libtool
    appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
    appending configuration tag "F77" to libtool
    checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
    checking fcntl.h usability... yes
    checking fcntl.h presence... yes
    checking for fcntl.h... yes
    checking paths.h usability... yes
    checking paths.h presence... yes
    checking for paths.h... yes
    checking sys/ioctl.h usability... yes
    checking sys/ioctl.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/ioctl.h... yes
    checking sys/time.h usability... yes
    checking sys/time.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/time.h... yes
    checking syslog.h usability... yes
    checking syslog.h presence... yes
    checking for syslog.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for mode_t... yes
    checking for pid_t... yes
    checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
    checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
    checking for working memcmp... yes
    checking for select... yes
    checking for socket... yes
    checking for uname... yes
    checking for intltool >= 0.35.0... 0.37.1 found
    checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking for msgmerge... /usr/bin/msgmerge
    checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    checking for XML:arser... ok
    checking locale.h usability... yes
    checking locale.h presence... yes
    checking for locale.h... yes
    checking for LC_MESSAGES... yes
    checking libintl.h usability... yes
    checking libintl.h presence... yes
    checking for libintl.h... yes
    checking for ngettext in libc... yes
    checking for dgettext in libc... yes
    checking for bind_textdomain_codeset... yes
    checking for msgfmt... (cached) /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for dcgettext... yes
    checking if msgfmt accepts -c... yes
    checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for xgettext... (cached) /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
    checking for /etc/redhat-release... no
    checking for /etc/SuSE-release... no
    checking for /etc/fedora-release... no
    checking for /etc/gentoo-release... no
    checking for /etc/debian_version... yes
    checking for /etc/arch-release... no
    checking for /etc/slackware-version... no
    checking for /etc/frugalware-release... no
    checking for /etc/mandriva-release... no
    checking Linux Wireless Extensions >= 18... no
    configure: error: wireless-tools >= 28pre9 not installed or not functional
    danny@danny-desktop:~/NetworkManager-0.7.0$


    i dont know if the bulk of it is good or bad, but obviously the last bit about 28pre9 not being installed doesnt look good...

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    ok, i had a brainwave and thought i might network to my housemates laptop and just be done with this fiddling around and just update to 8.10. unfortunately, like an idiot ive deleted the existing network manager in ubuntu, thinking that was this thing ive been trying to install. so now i cant figure out how to network the laptop to the pc.

    i tried to reinstall network manager from the disk, but the package manager only seems to recognise cd drives, and my distro is on a dvd! this is turning into a comedy of errors...

    any suggestions?

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    If you can get a wired connection anywhere try wicd. I find it works better on both my laptops than network manager.

    http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

    As for your 3g it depends what make and model you have. Some phone companies sell them with linux laptops. Posy what model you have.

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    well that sounds promising! but my problem is my linux box isnt connectable to the internet at the moment. i did see a 'slackware' page in that link and ive downloaded wicd from there onto my housemates laptop. can i install that onto my linux box with that without internet? i didnt see any instructions on how to. i tried to mimic how i installed NetworkManager-0.7.0 but that didnt get me anywhere.

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    Wicd has some dependencies

    python-glade2, python-gtk2, wireless-tools, wpasupplicant and dhcp3-client

    So you need to install them too.

    Not knowing much about slackware, you would be better downloading wicd from here.

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=194573

    This really would be a lot easier if you could get a wired connection somehow.

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    If you can get a wired connection anywhere try wicd. I find it works better on both my laptops than network manager.

    http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

    As for your 3g it depends what make and model you have. Some phone companies sell them with linux laptops. Posy what model you have.

    hey there, i reinstalled ubuntu and managed to get it on a wired network. ive added wicd to the repositories. however when i try to add the key for it i get this:


    danny@danny-desktop:~$ wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -0- | sudo apt-key add -
    wget: invalid option -- 0
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    danny@danny-desktop:~$



    note that i havent yet, downloaded all the updates for ubuntu yet. do i need to to add a key? i wouldnt have thought so but you never know...

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    ok, i downloaded all ubuntu updates last night for 8.04 still get the same result as above:


    danny@danny-desktop:~$ wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -0- | sudo apt-key add -
    wget: invalid option -- 0
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    danny@danny-desktop:~$


    is there something obvious im missing? now ive been looking at this problem i think id rather stick with heron and use wicd than update to intrepid. from what ive read on these forums, intrepid has gone a little 'vista' in regards networking

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    What have you done so far?

    Can you post
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list

    again

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    Re: having trouble with wireless 3g. need help installing right packages/what have yo

    danny@danny-desktop:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
    # deb http://apt.wicd.net hardy extras
    danny@danny-desktop:~$

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