Re: A long rant on Debian 9
- Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 20:16:07 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: A long rant on Debian 9
On Tue 08 May 2018 at 14:32:20 +0100, jpff wrote:
> On Mon, 7 May 2018, Brian wrote:
> > On Mon 07 May 2018 at 18:17:07 +0100, jpff wrote:
> > > Things are getting better if not quite right. I have a lean x/fvwm system
> > > installed and I have managed to get an xterm displayed. The major issues I
> > > have left outstanding are
> > If you have fvwm on the system it was installed after first boot. To
> > state the obvious, either WiFi or ethernet was used. Which one was it?
> I did a complete reinstall using wired network, but ensured no desktp of any
> kind. Then added the most obvious things like fvwm, exim, emacs and some
Now, that went very well - didn't it. Good.
> > > 1: The X40 has a three-mbutton trackpoint but while button 1 works, button
> > > 2 has no affect and button 3 does what button 2 should do. Not seen that
> > > before and not sure where to look.
> > Dunno. It is not critical. Put it on the back burner.
> Just makes it hard to se. The middle button works in xterm but not in fvwm.
> Maybe not critical but a problem for my fingers who have been doing this for
> so long
> > > 2: Still no wifi. iwconfig allows me to set key and essid etc but ifup
> > > says it has not heard about wlp2s2 which is the name "ip link" gives.
> > > Sometimes the wifi is active judging from the flashing of the lights but no
> > > connection. I am used to using ifconfig/iwconfig on other machines.
> > You have installed wireless-tools (the installer doesn't). You could
> > also install net-tools if you feel more comfortable with it. Please
> > post the contents of /etc/network/interfaces and the output of 'ip a'.
> I have net-tools, not sure about wireless-tools. Will check when I can get
> back to a wired location. On the 64bit laptop at present ssh'ed into the
> Debian firewall.
> > > 3: My wifi is WPA-PSK (I think version 2). Is teresoe package I eed for
> > > this? Just realised that I have never used wifi on debian boxes....
> > Apart from wpasupplicant, no.
> I see evidence of some wps- files but not akl I expect from other systems
> > > And again thank you all for your advice and comments. It is getting better.
> > Answering a question or two might see a dramatic increase in betterness.
> AFIK I have answered all questions; apologies if I am being unclear.
In the mail you are responding to
> Please post the contents of /etc/network/interfaces and the
> output of 'ip a'.
A third request:
The wireless device. Chipset etc. 'lspci' or 'lsusb' should help.
> > --
> > Brian.
> ==John ff