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Re: A long rant on Debian 9

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?

> 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.

> 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'.
> 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.

> 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.


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