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Having issues trying to configure Wi-fi - {liveuser@locoalhost-live -}$

asked 2017-03-10 00:07:47 -0600

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updated 2017-03-14 23:46:33 -0600

Fedora 25

My Laptop machine Dell Lattitude E6400 :

Samuel-Latitude-E6400 Samuel $ Samuel-Latitude-E6400 Samuel # uname -a RESULT: Linux Samuel-Latitude-E6400 3.19.0-32-generic #37-14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thursday Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x8664 x8664 GNU/Linux Samuel-Latitude-E6400 Samuel #

Display Linux version in use: Samuel-Latitude-E6000 Samuel # cat /proc/version RESULT: Linux version 3.19.0-32-generic (build@lgw01-43) (gcc version 4.8.2-19ubuntu1) ) #37-14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thursday Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015

Show who is logged on and what they are doing: Samuel-Latitude-E6000 Samuel # w * *RESULT: 17:04:31 up 5min, 2 users, load average: 0.10, 0.25, 0.13 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT Samuel :0 :0 17.00 ?xdm? 26.74s 0.04s gdm-session-wor Samuel pts/5 :0.0 17.01 2.00s 0.09s 1.25s xfce4-terminal *Samuel-Latitude-E6000 Samuel # * *Samuel-Latitude-E6000 Samuel # * Samuel-Latitude-E6400 Samuel # RESTART with Fedora 25 Flash Drive

{liveuser@locoalhost-live -}$

Ok! so I'm operating. Linux Rosa 3.19.0-32-generic #37 ~ 14.04.1-Ubuntu with multiple environments GNOME, GNOME Classic, Ubuntu and Xfce Session for my options Xfce Session is my default.

I was so happy to find out that I didn't need to run a cat cable, or setup any partitions etc. guess that will come when I start making *the three recovery disks 1.Boot Disk, 2.Root Disk, and 3.Utility Disk *. Not meaning to get ahead of my self.

  • The downloading the ios image file to my Downloads folder while on line with Wi-Fi service.
  • While off-line I attempted to write the files to the Flash Drive knowing I had plenty storage space on the drive. Using the Ubuntu image writer went off without a hitch.
  • Restarted the machine and Fedora started doing it's thing! * Fedora desktop {liveuser@locoalhost-live -}$ Then that's when it got confusing: The Network connections toll, IP address, Maskaddress, Vpn1 Vpn4 Vpn6etc

I was hoping I could plug the information that was showing on my smart phone when it connects the corresponding IP address, URl, mask, etc.. no such luck!

So I'm Google researching:

Resarching RedHat { ifig <name of the device that the configuration file controls> }
ifig eth0 the most common interface file is /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, which controls the first Ethernet network interface card or NIC in the system hoping this workstation has a fixed IP address.

Also looking into: iptables commands -A chains rules, --append chian rules Append new rules

I've had the pleasure of assisting with recycling work on other machines. Once I had issues working on a windows machine that would no longer recognize the windows 11 user accounts. The owner finally requested reinstallation of Windows 7 he is now happy with the new system. This experience showed me the importance of usernames and how they can slow efforts down if the repairs are being made by other than the owner. I would like to work without passwords ... (more)

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So far, I like you question. Can't wait for it to be continued. Awesome, especially the part about the Windows 11 user accounts.

Hey, for your network connection, I'd first try automatic IP assignment (DHCP)...

Whatever, thumbs and karma up!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-10 21:17:38 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-03-21 21:47:28 -0600

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Ok! so this is how it went I'll have to just summarize and make a long story short. I had to wipe the my host Linux machine clean. Burn a new Linux Mint Xfce full version to CD while plugged in with a cat cable I rebooted to the CD Drive and Installed the new system.

Learning that I needed a different machine for working with and testing my skills with other operating systems.

My experience with my newly downloaded Linux Fedora 25 Xfce live USB - I had such a problem trying to get the Network Interface service to start. Seemingly due to a computer I already was having issues with; (updating repository, software downloads, upgrading system distro, removing Opera, ect...).

I in turn lost the capability to get online with either of the operation systems; Linux Mint or Fedora 25. There was a lack of the necessary python scripts or packages needed to show my Wi-Fi Card etc..., and/or reprogram and start services on the host machine had become disabled.

My Resolution: With the new CD installation. Now the host machine is operating cleanly Wi-Fi access and all. My Fedora 25 live USB will have to wait for another laptop to operate on! I'm no longer willing to take any more chances with my Linux Mint. Oh by the way I now have the newest distro upgrade as well Thank You all for your time and support!

samuel-Latitude-E6400 Samuel # uname -a


Linux Samuel-Latitude-E6400 3.19.0-32-generic #37-14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thursday Oct 22 09:41 UTC 2015 x8664 x8664 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Samuel@samuel-Latitude-E6400 /var/log $ unname -a


Linux Samuel-Latitude-E6400 r.4.0-53-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 2 15:59:10 UTC 2016 x8664 x8664 x86_64 GNU/Linux

                                                        ~ Samuel F. Campbell
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You could have posted the output of "lspci" or "lsusb" to check whether your wifi problem is related to a missing (proprietary) driver.

Btw: not sure you have the newest distro installed. Looks like you got some Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with kernel 3.19 or 4.0. That's not exactly the most recent Ubuntu LTS.

Please keep posting!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-03-21 23:22:32 -0600 )edit

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