ubunut and wireless assistent

2007-02-13
2013-04-17
  • Andrew Frank

    Andrew Frank - 2007-02-13

    wireless assistant seems not to work properly under ubuntu - lack of root priviliges, i assume. there is a warning, but it does not include information how to start wireless assistant with sudo. at least make the warning detailed enough that a newbie understands what to do or better, invoke the standard mechanism to ask for the password.

    it is a pitty it does not work and i had to desinstall.
    andrew

     
    • zed

      zed - 2007-03-21

      I found Wireless Ass. 0.5.5 works on ubuntu "edgy" - however it is buggy. Specifically, I encountered the following random error after using it to connect to the internet. It randomly happened when I was surfing and I wasn't actually even doing anything with the application itself. I had set it to the background (covered by other windows) and was just surfing along, doing my work, when for no good reason it just crashed. I had to restart the application to reconnect to the internet, also. It was brutal. I had copied the error backtrace but then it fell off the clipboard somehow when I was going through the stupid sign up procedure to be able to post in the forum. If it happens again I'll post it.

      Also, sometimes the connection fails and I can't even get it to connect again. I have to restart wlan ass. a bunch of times and sometimes it doesn't show all the wireless networks my windows laptop does. Sometimes it shows the same one a bunch of times. Oh and it wont connect to WEP protected networks at all.

      It works better then the wireless stuff on SUSE 10 which seems to work once upon install of the OS and then after reboot quits - the  wlan ass. on ubuntu edgy works better than that at least. Maybe they should call it wireless half-ass. or wireless dumb-ass.? It works right about half the time. I'm going to try to upgrade to 0.5.6 and see what happens.

      Before I do so could you verify which version of wlan ass. you were using?

      I need to know more about your ass. version. Thanks

      PS: Btw what version of ubuntu were you using? I was using kubuntu - which I guess is KDE-ized ubuntu - and its called "edgy"
          which kind of freaks me out, but I didnt name it      

         

       
    • zed

      zed - 2007-03-21

      PS: sometimes it works so bad you have to reboot the machine - sometimes you can avoid this by doing ifup ifdown on eth1 but 90% of the time this doesnt work

       
    • zed

      zed - 2007-03-21

      Hey it happened again when I was trying to sponge off one of my apartment neighbors internet. Here's the backtrace - this is the second time in one day. I hope someone can help save my ass. because its happening more often with Wireless Ass. program

      Backtrace:

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      Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libthread_db.so.1".
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      [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
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      [KCrash handler]
      #6  0xb7a4151b in QString::QString () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #7  0x080679d1 in KConfigSkeleton::usrWriteConfig ()
      #8  0x0806e059 in KConfigSkeleton::usrWriteConfig ()
      #9  0x08067fbe in KConfigSkeleton::usrWriteConfig ()
      #10 0x080654ff in KConfigSkeleton::usrWriteConfig ()
      #11 0xb7729957 in QObject::activate_signal () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #12 0xb772a3fc in QObject::activate_signal () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #13 0xb7ab800a in QTimer::timeout () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #14 0xb7751662 in QTimer::event () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #15 0xb76c0b88 in QApplication::internalNotify () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #16 0xb76c29b7 in QApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #17 0xb7150db2 in KApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.4
      #18 0xb7653389 in QApplication::sendEvent () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #19 0xb76b35d3 in QEventLoop::activateTimers () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #20 0xb7667ec5 in QEventLoop::processEvents () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #21 0xb76db25e in QEventLoop::enterLoop () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #22 0xb76db06e in QEventLoop::exec () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #23 0xb76c2731 in QApplication::exec () from /usr/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
      #24 0x08051a2f in ?? ()
      #25 0xb71ee8cc in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
      #26 0x08051671 in ?? ()

       
    • Pawel Nawrocki

      Pawel Nawrocki - 2007-04-04

      Hi. Could you confirm the crashes with the just released version 0.5.7? Thanks!

       
      • zed

        zed - 2007-04-04

        Sup! Sure thing! You'll help me get the old one back if it stops working altogether right?? :-D

        I had wireless on SUSE that would work one time, then quit until I reinstalled the OS so I was kind of leery of doing *anything* with the wireless on my Ubuntu .. but since you responded I'll take a chance cause it crashes a lot. I will post back in about a day and see if it crashes on me anymore.

        Thanks!

         
      • zed

        zed - 2007-04-07

        Update: Its still working better, but upon coming up from hibernation it claims it still is connected and you have to tell it to disconnect and then reconnect before it is actually connected. And upon clicking to disconnect I got a crash:

        Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
        Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
        Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
        Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
        Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
        Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
        knotify: cannot connect to X server :0.0
        DCOP aborting call from 'anonymous-23409' to 'knotify'
        ERROR: Communication problem with knotify, it probably crashed.
        No pre-disconnection command specified.
        No DHCP client running.
        disconnect: /sbin/iwconfig eth1 mode managed key off ap off essid off
        DISCONNECTED.
        No post-disconnection command specified.
        KCrash: Application 'wlassistant' crashing...
        Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
        Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
        drkonqi: cannot connect to X server :0.0

        Like, usually, when you disconnect from a network it goes from bold to unbold text. Then you can click it again to reconnect. Sometimes the window just disappears. Anyway, but no complaints here I just start it back up again and it works fine. Its probably just a condition not specifically considered - coming  right off hibernation that is. 

        Great work to whoever made 0.5.7!! All in all, this particular one is doing better than winblows zeroconfig and 1.0.0 is sure to be far superior if/when it gets built.

         
    • zed

      zed - 2007-04-04

      Hmm when I go to install it (sudo apt-get -f install wlassistant) it says

      Reading package lists.. Done
      Building dependency tree
      Reading state information... Done
      wlassistant is already the newest version.

      Are you sure 0.5.7 has been released for kubuntu edgy yet? Or do I need to upgrade to feisty?
      Thx

       
      • Pawel Nawrocki

        Pawel Nawrocki - 2007-04-05

        Hi. Through kde-apps comments, I've learned that there's an unofficial ubuntu package available at http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/dists/edgy/3v1n0/
        I'm waiting for your feedback

         
        • zed

          zed - 2007-04-07

          pnawrocki,

               Thanks! Its locked and loaded and seems to being doing better. It doesn't start from the KMenu (the l'il icon goes boingyboingy but then it disappearz) but however when run from a console with sudo it kickz right in. So far have not encountered any prblems whatsoever - and something else I noticed go away was my networkz showing up multiple times in the lizt! Thanks for saving my ass. - Wireless Ass. 0.5.7 that is!!

                Also, thanks for pointing me to the pkg... im able to compile stuff from source 50% of the time and the other half of time I blow stuff up!

           
    • Pawel Nawrocki

      Pawel Nawrocki - 2007-04-04

      Hi. The source was just released yesterday, so I doubt the (k)ubuntu package is available yet. Try to compile from source. Otherwise, you'll have to wait till it's in your repo or ask someone to create an unofficial package (I can't do it, as I don't have access to an ubuntu system). Let me know how it goes, I'll make sure it's working.

       

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