Re: Wireless Help
Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> You need to handle this from the command line. There may be
> some way to do it graphically -- maybe using Synaptic? --
> but the command-line route is pretty straightforward. Just
> go to the command line and type
> dpkg -i wlassistant_0.5.4a-2_i386.deb
I was able to do this but encountered the following error messages;
dependency problems prevent configuration of wlassistant:
wlassistant depends on libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1); however version of libc6 on
system is 2.3.2.dsl-22.
wlassistant depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.0.0-9); however version of
libgcc1 on system is 1:3.4.3-13
wlassistant depends on libidn11 (>= 0.5.18); however version of
libidn11 on system is 0.5.13-1.0.
dpkg: error processing wlassistant (--install);
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing: wlassistant.
How do I acquire and install these updated libraries?
> If you can help it, it's better to get a package directly
> out of the apt system. Then you'd do something like
> sudo apt-get install wlassistant
> which would install all of wlassistant's dependencies first,
> then install wlassistant. But in this case, it looks like
> wlassistant is not in Debian, so you have no choice but to
> download and install other .deb files. That said, there are
> probably lots of other packages that *are* in Debian which
> do what you need, and it would be easier for you to use one
> of those.
> What are you trying to do with this package? We may be able
> to recommend others.
I'm trying to get Debian to recognize my wireless network card, Linksys
WMP54G, so I can surf the net, check email and, ultimately, shares
files with my MS home network. I don't think my system knows the
wireless card is there.
As a side note, I also have a wired NIC card installed in my pc. When
I run a line to my router I can surf the net, etc, from Debian. So my
main goal is to get the system to see and use the wireless card.