I'm trying to config archlinux to use my wireless network adapter. It's quite troublesome. From what I've gathered, it's an atheros network adapter, using the ath5k driver/module...
I can't get it to work; any ideas? Here's some of the output from my tinkering:
# lspci | grep -i net 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia corporation MCP67 Ethernet (reva2) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: atheros communications inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev01) # lsusb ... Bus 004 Device 003: ID 03f0:17d Hewlett Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN Interface [Integrated Module] # ping -c 3 www.google.com ping: unknown host www.google.com #ping -c 3 22.214.171.124 ping: network is unreachable # lspci -v 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: atheros communications inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev01) ... Kernel driver in use: ath5k Kernel modules: ath5k # dmesg |grep ath5k registered as phy0 registered led device ath5k: atheros chip found PCI INT A disabled registered led device registered as phy1 # ip addr | sed '/^[0-9]/!d;s/: <.*$//' 1: lo 2: eth1 3: eth0 # ip link set <interface> up/down RNETLINK answers: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
Also, is there a way to dump text from command-line to a text file so i can just copy pasta? Sorry, first time using a linux distro...
EDIT: So I just tried this:
I actually just did this twice. (I can't tell which setting is on/off for my wireless adapter. The lights are blue all the time now.)
#rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: wireless lan softblocked: no hardblocked :yes 1: hp-bluetooth: bluetooth softblocked: no hardblocked :yes 3: phy1: wireless lan softblocked: no hardblocked :yes #rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: wireless lan softblocked: no hardblocked :no 1: hp-bluetooth: bluetooth softblocked: no hardblocked no 3: phy1: wireless lan softblocked: no hardblocked :yes 7: hci0: bluetooh 0: hp-wifi: wireless lan softblocked: no hardblocked :no
I've dug around some other articles and it seems like ath5k is supposed to be preferable to madwifi, so should i be using madwifi? I'm 99% sure I disabled the hardblock (by turning it ON) but, as shown above, phy1 wireless lan is STILL hardblocked. What gives? Maybe I've made some more fundamental error in a basic config file?
EDIT: I've fixed the hardblock. I've tried pinging www.google.com, but to no avail. I get:
ping: unknown host www.google.com
In the arch wiki:
Edit /etc/hosts and add the same HOSTNAME you entered in /etc/rc.conf:
127.0.0.1 archlinux.domain.org localhost.localdomain localhost archlinux
To my understanding, hostname is just a user-specified and based on preference(?)
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost gestalt
but should it be the following?
126.96.36.199 localhost.domain.org localhost.localdomain localhost gestalt