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 on: Today at 06:15:37 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
gave the following commands:
# iwconfig wlan0 essid qwest5177
# iwconfig
# iwconfig wlan0 enc bruceirving
# wpa_passphrase qwest5177 bruceirving
# wpa_suplicant –Dwext –iwlan0 –c/home/bruce/wpa.conf –B
   Successfully initialized wpa_suplicant
# dhcpcd –k
   dhcpcd not running
# dhcpcd wext
   wext: interface not found or invalid
   dhcpcd exiting
# dhcpcd wlan0
   all: IPv6 kernel autoconf disabled
   wlan0: adding address xxxx:: xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx
   ifaddress6: Operation not supported
   wlan0: waiting for carrier
   timed out
   dhcpcd exited
root:# iwconfig wlan0
     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any
     Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
     Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
     Encryption key:off
     Power Management:off
As you can see, still no access.
What now?

 on: Today at 05:24:26 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by MikeCindi
Possibly so.  :)
ClearOS is a spin of RHEL via Centos. It has typically been "cooperative" with whatever OS it sees (Vector, Windows, MacOS). I did note that once I had the updated kernel in place the other files that had issues (wxGTK and wxPython) downloaded and installed as they should.

I do know that VL "has been very good to me" over the years. Of late I've had relatively modern hardware which makes VL shine even brighter.

 on: Today at 04:32:08 am 
Started by vector - Last post by retired1af
I'm not sure why my server would block the file while in Vector but not in Windows.

It was jealous.  ;D

 on: January 17, 2017, 05:34:59 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by MikeCindi
Here's what I get from the downloaded file:
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mscott:$ md5sum kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz
5552f99a4edf3ac45b89a3d9733dac92  kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz
Here's what's stated at the download site (
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6dfcda3d92eaba6f7f250ef227cdbc1c  ./kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz
I tried using the "--no-md5" modifier for slapt-get but that didn't work. I will reinstall and try again (just for the fun of it).

reloaded vl-64 7.2 b1.1
First boot mouse and keyboard were "dead" (I recall the same with the first load not that I think about it) but all okay with rebooting.

Here's what I get with the 4.4.41 kernel:
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root:# slapt-get -i --no-upgrade kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72
Reading Package Lists...Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 0 reinstalled, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove, 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 7.5MB of archives.
After unpacking 11.3MB of additional disk space will be used.
1/1 Get kernel4.4 4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72 [7.5MB]...Done
Failed to download: MD5 checksum mismatch, override with --no-md5
root:# cd /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/
root:# ls -l
total 2204
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    7330 Jan 17 20:52 kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2245437 Jan 17 20:49 package_data
root:# md5sum kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz
2bbda0c941bf47a02f8f7c58ed32af78  kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz

As you will note the size of the kernel package is not 7.5Mb. The contents of the file appears to be a message from my home server (ClearOS 7.2) not letting me download the file. I'll get this sorted and try again.

Now in Windows and I am able to download the file without an issue!?
Back to VL in a moment.

Well, that was it and now I've installed the 4.4.41 kernel. I'm not sure why my server would block the file while in Vector but not in Windows.

 on: January 17, 2017, 06:38:15 am 
Started by vector - Last post by M0E-lnx
That is odd.  Can you check the md5 signatures of the packages against the files provided in the same place where you downloaded them from?

 on: January 16, 2017, 02:46:04 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by MikeCindi
Attempted cleanup as suggested and still got the "corrupt package" error for the kernel 4.4.41 pkg. I then just downloaded the package and tried to use installpkg but no luck either.
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root:# installpkg kernel4.4-*
| 1/4 | Installing kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz                |
ERROR: Package is corrupt: kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz

 on: January 16, 2017, 12:55:34 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by M0E-lnx
Try this
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slapt-get --clean; slapt-get--autoclean; slapt-get -u
Kernel packages still in untested get overwritten when updated, so you will need to update the kernel to the latest version (4.4.41 as of today)

Remember, when updating kernel packages, use the "--no-upgrade" argument to slapt-get to make sure it does not overwrite your existing kernel packages.


 on: January 16, 2017, 12:49:42 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by MikeCindi
Installed VL64 7.2 B1.1 without issue...need kernel sources for 4.4.39. There is an update to 4.4.41 that has the kernel sources but got this:
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| 1/1 | Upgrading kernel4.4-4.4.39-x86_64-1vl72 using kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64 |
ERROR: Package is corrupt: /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/./kernel4.4-4.4.41-x86_64-1vl72.txz

Had similar issues with a few packages: wxGTK - md5sum mismatch and wxPython - package is corrupt.

 on: January 11, 2017, 08:20:12 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
That worked.  Thanks.
Among other things it reported
No carrier
while iwlist scan shows my router and printer.
I start a 3 day conference tomorrow so won't be up.

 on: January 11, 2017, 06:03:05 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by bigpaws
Try dhcpcd -k

See if that works.

dhclient is not a command in Vector or Slackware.


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