Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

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Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by leegold » Wed May 13, 2015 9:08 pm

Hi,

Should I post here. I tried GhostBSD live on my laptop and it did not go well.

Laptop is HP 8710w

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/publ ... -c01491231

the iso is:

GhostBSD10.1-BETA1-i386.iso

The wifi did not work. the wifi did not turn on by default and pressing the laptop buton for wifi did not work. I looked for a config application but couldn. Like:

https://launchpad.net/wicd

couldn't find it.

I tried to open mate terminal, xterm to see if there was something like ifconfig and every time I tried opening a terminal the screen went blank for a few seconds then two identical error message boxes appeared on the top right and left of the desktop. It said something like: Vboxclient failed to connect to virtualbox kernal service rc=VERR_Fl...

Also sometimes a small window would appear asking about classic or purity station - maybe a tool tip explaining what this would help for a new live user...seems like it added flavor to desktop config...

Since I couldn't get wifi and could not open a terminal I decided to bail and reboot to my usual OS. I couldn't find a shutdown reboot option in the menus (I'm sure I must of missed it). So I did ALT-F2 and that worked and I reboot with that command window.

I'm getting to like the Linux distros I try less and less as they "improve" with new versions. Wanted to try GhostBSD but wifi and getting a terminal is obviously important. the md5 hash checks OK.

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by ericbsd » Wed May 13, 2015 9:29 pm

Yea you just put the finger on a problem that I have to fix before the next release. I have to much weird script that is interfering with the shell, that cause the problem in the terminal. Not much you can do right now, but I will fix that.

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by leegold » Wed May 13, 2015 9:42 pm

I bet there's a way to get my laptop wifi working but probably need a terminal 1st...the desktop looks very usable though...

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by ASX » Thu May 14, 2015 2:35 am

leegold wrote:I bet there's a way to get my laptop wifi working but probably need a terminal 1st...the desktop looks very usable though...
You can temporarily work around this problem, using ALT+F2 to launch a shell, say bash, and ticking "run in terminal". ;)

The link you provided about your notebook contains generic specs, not enough to identify your wifi card, it says:
wireless support:
- Intel 802.11a/b/g/draft-n, a/b/g, b/g
- Broadcom 802.11a/b/g draft-n, a/b/g, b/g

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by ericbsd » Thu May 14, 2015 9:44 pm

I have fixed this terminal issue it will show in the next beta.

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by leegold » Sun May 17, 2015 11:21 pm

Intel Wireless WiFi 4965AGN

is the wifi on my laptop.

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by ASX » Mon May 18, 2015 4:46 pm

leegold wrote:Intel Wireless WiFi 4965AGN

is the wifi on my laptop.
That is supported from iwn driver, see the related man page for config details, also check this section of the handbook:
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/ha ... setup.html

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by leegold » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:11 pm

has the terminal problem been fixed? can I open a terminal? I mean that's basic in X - a terminal...then I will try to get the wifi working...

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by ASX » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:27 pm

yes, it was fixed: http://issues.ghostbsd.org/view.php?id=21
along with several other issues.

Please wait for announcements for the upcoming beta, the one available now is outdated.

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Re: Laptop Wifi and Terminal Windows

Post by leegold » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:37 pm

Thanks, will try GhostBSD again soon.

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