Debian Configuration :: Setting Wireless Device As A Hotspot

Sep 18, 2015

I have a problem activating the hotspot on my debian 8. The issue is that I can't activate the hotspot to give other devices wifi connection.

I have the correct driver packages from the non-free repositories (firmware-realtek) and this service (hotspot) worked fine on distros like Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora .

I tried hostapd but it didn't work. I'm using cinnamon desktop.

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Permissions For USB Device On Boot?

Mar 23, 2011

I am trying to figure out what needs to be done to automatically set read/write permissions for everyone for my proprietary USB device on system boot. I have created a udev rules file which changes the permissions for the device when it is connected, but it does not change the permissions when the system is booted with the device already connected. The file looks like this:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", SYSFS{idVendor}=="our vendor id", MODE="0666"

Does something else need to be added to the rules file to make it work when the system boots with the device connected? Is there some other script which needs to be created somewhere?

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Debian Configuration :: Wireless Not Working With Sid And New Device?

Dec 8, 2010

The computer networking works fine with a normal static setup, but adding a USB wireless device is not successful. It is my own network so the wpa-ssid and wpa-psk are known to work with Lenny and a previous wireless device.The device is recognized (lsusb) and the driver is confirmed to be in the kernel (lsmod). Here is the iwconfig output:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

After typing: ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.144 up I can ping that address, but it is not working. I have just done a fresh install of Sid so that I could get the 2.6.35 kernel which contains the ath9k_htc driver for the USB wireless device that I am using. The firmware is ar9271.fw but my source of that is questionable because it does not seem readily available. I am temporarily using a PCMCIA wired connection which is what I am using to connect to the computer via telnet. (This is just for convenience so as to avoid getting up all the time.) Here is the ifconfig output:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:05:07:d9:11
inet addr:192.168.1.122 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::240:5ff:fe07:d911/64 Scope:Link

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That file works with the previous USB wireless device under Lenny. Am I doing something wrong or is the driver and firmware just not up to snuff yet?

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Debian Configuration :: Unable To Connect To Hotspot Network

Apr 17, 2016

Recently upgraded my PC and my WiFi Hotspot connection is refusing to connect. Running a dmesg returns this

Code: Select all[66529.184299] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
[66530.762594] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

And the IPv6 configuration in the Hotspot is Ignore

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up Dell Inspiron 6000 Wireless Connections

Jul 24, 2011

I am still a noob with linux and debian in particular. I do some android development so through that I have learned a little bit about linux but only the basic command prompt commands and the basics of how linux works and such.Anyways, I was looking around on the forum and on other forums and I couldn't find any helpful information about how to set up wireless connections (such as wifi) on debian. When I installed debian on my computer it asked me for the ipw2200 files and I didn't have them at the time but now I have the latest framework files for that, I don't really know how to install them and after I install them I don't know how to turn on my wireless connections from there.

I am really sorry if someone already made a post on this subject and I am just too clutzy to find it, if that's the case please just post the link to that thread for me cause I'm dumb as crap.So basically the main problem I am trying to fix right now is that I cannot get my internet to work on my old dell inspiron 6000 laptop which I am trying to get to run debian.

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Debian Configuration :: Compile A Patched Driver For Use With RTL8187L Wireless Device

May 27, 2010

I have been trying to compile a patched driver for use with my RTL8187L wireless device and get this error.

rm -f ieee80211/Module.symvers 2>/dev/null
rm -f ieee80211/Modules.symvers 2>/dev/null
make -C ieee80211 all

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May 3, 2010

using this Azio Wireless PCI Adapter[URL] (Network controller: RaLink Device 0701)

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May 28, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu for a while, but I have never tried to set up a wireless device with it. I have no idea where to even begin. I've done a search of the forums but wasn't able to glean much from it.

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May 1, 2009

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Jun 18, 2009

Where can find the best guidelines to create an wireless hotspot fedora based. All my users are on windows domain (Active Directory)

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Mar 1, 2010

I would like to have a web site pop-up on the persons laptop that connects to my wifi network. The page will let them know this is my network and give a list of shares on the network. Then click ok to get wireless authentication. Something like you get when you connect to a wireless connection in a hotel. software i can install on my Ubuntu 9.10 server to do this.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Can't Connect To Unsecured Wireless Hotspot

Sep 30, 2010

I am attempting to connect to an unsecured wireless network; I helped set it up for my local club with a local ISP. Once things were up and running I took my wife's laptop running Ubuntu 8.04.3 and Wicd. Can see the unsecured network no problem, good signal, hit connect, whirs away for awhile, then: 'Unable to obtain IP address.' Strange. I am about to give up and report back to the ISP when I think I might try one of the old Windows boxes in the computer room. Spots the network, hit connect, online, no problem.

So Windows connects fine, Ubuntu box can't get an IP though no doubt the router is trying to serve it one.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Unable To Use The Netbook Wireless Hotspot

May 6, 2011

setting up a netbook's wireless access point (to allow remote connection to a network drive connected to the netbook). I know this sounds daft but there is a reason.I just switched workplace and have all my projects on one drive.However my new workplace's network only assigns ip to certain Mac addresses. So I can't just plug in the network drive.My new work desktop is MS loaded, warranty sticker sealed and shared so I can't change this.Well I will, but not in the first week.

The simplest solution I thought of was to bring in my ubuntu netbook connect this to the network drive and wirelessly connect the netbook to the new desktop this via a wireless USB dongle.I connected the netbook to the network drive with no problem using the wired card. I done this by adding

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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.4.1
network 192.168.4.0

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For the wireless bit, on the netbook, I right clicked on the network indicator icon and selected "Create New Wireless network" then entered a network name and WEP passphase.Over to the desktop (XP). I plugged in a wireless dongle, get it load the driver then selected my new network and entered the passphrase. It came up connected and sure enough I check and it got assigned a sensible IP.

All seemed well and I even connected my android phone with no issues. The phone and desktop can ping each other. However for some reason I can't actually ping or ssh to or from the netbook.So whilst it's happily providing the wireless network it can't use it itself.

p.s. Incidentally I am allowed to plug in USB drives so this isn't an access issue or me trying to sneakily circumvent rules. I even told my IT department about the wireless dongle plan.

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Jul 22, 2011

I connected a USB Wireless Dongle (Sapido AU-4512S) on my Ubuntu 10.04 64bit. I wanted to share my wired internet connection from my pc to my friend's laptop.

So, I did the following:

1. Installed ndiswrapper-utils, ndiswrapper-common and ndisgtk in Synaptic Package Manager.

2. Installed Windows 7 64bit driver of my USB Dongle through Wireless Network Drivers(ndisgtk)

3. Now it says, net8192su -- Hardware present: Yes

4. Created a Ad-hoc connection clicking on Network Manager > create new wireless network..

5. Edited the Name, set Security to WEP 128-bit Passphrase and entered my desired password.

6. Finally clicked Create but it says "Wireless Connection disconnected"

I'm thinking about maybe the problem is with my dongle so I checked by using the command:

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which gives me information about wlan0

The next thing I did worsen the situation. I unplugged the USB dongle ang plugged it again. This time,

Code:

gives me no result anymore.

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Also, the option that says "create new wireless connection" disappeared in my Network Manager Applet now.

Now I have no problem. To restore the "Create new wireless connection" in my Network Manager Applet and finally create a wifi hotspot using my wired connection from pc.

Code:

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Aug 17, 2010

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up A Mail Server?

Jan 5, 2011

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Apr 9, 2011

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My Win7 netbook displays this at an 'ipconfig' command:
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Link-local IPv6 Address.....: fe80::143e:4cab:f802:8611%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address..: 169.254.134.17
Subnet Mask.......:255.255.0.0
Default Gateway......:

My Debian interfaces file:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
auto lo br0
iface lo inet loopback
# Set up interfaces manually, avoiding conflicts with, e.g., network manager
iface eth0 inet manual
iface eth1 inet manual
# Bridge setup
iface br0 inet dhcp
bridge_ports eth0 eth1

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up / Adding To Network

Jun 22, 2011

I just installed Debian 6 squeeze on a P3, 632 MB RAM, 20 GB HD, and am trying to get it on-line. Ran lspci and lsusb on it (advice from another forum). Got the following results:

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Exactly what I am trying to do: Existing network is as follows: Comcast internet to cable modem to Belkin N Wireless Router Model F5D 8236-4 v3. That router is wired to one desktop (running Windows XP)and has 4 wifi notebooks (two running Windows 7 and two running Mint 9 Isadora) and two Wii consoles running off of it. I am seeking to add another desktop to the network in another room without having to drill some holes and run about 40 feet of cable. Seems like it shouldn't take much to get the two routers to "talk" to each other so I can do this. The router I am trying to hook to it is either a Belkin F5D 9230-4 wireless router or a NetGear N150 WNR1000 v2 Wireless router.

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up NAT And Firewalling For Both IPv4 And IPv6

Mar 21, 2010

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up Small Web Server With PHP And SQLite3

Apr 5, 2010

I'm trying to set up a small web server with php and sqlite support. I installed lighttpd, php5, php-sqlite3 and php5-sqlite3. Then, I enabled sqlite and pdo extensions in php.ini:
extension=pdo.so
extension=sqlite.so
extension=pdo_sqlite.so

However, when I try to open a SQLite3 database from php:
$database = new SQLiteDatabase($myDB, 666, $error);
I get the following exception:
SQLiteDatabase::__construct() [sqlitedatabase.--construct]: file is encrypted or is not a database

Some readings in the net make me think that my php settings are not compatible with SQLite3 databases. Is anyone successfully working with SQLite3 databases from PHP5 under Debian? Have you any recommendations? Should I rebuild php maybe?

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up A Server Network For A School?

Nov 26, 2010

I am putting together a server and computer lab at my school for Standardized testing, and am planning on using debian for it. But first, i must prove to the school board that this is a possible and viable option, so right now it is one pc with 1 gig ram (Going to be the server for this experiment), and two others with around 512 mb ram.the problem with all this is, the computers in the lab cannot have hard drives, as there is some sort of licencing issue. So I need to be able to have these two testing computers boot from the server's hard drive.

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Debian Configuration :: Setting Up Home File Server?

Jan 3, 2011

I have 2 windows pc's in my home and an office computer that have my files strewn about. I wanted to have them all in one central location that keeps a backup copy, so i used an old machine to start building a file server. I installed debian 5.0 on the machine, command line interface only. I have gotten ssh working so that i can do all my work on the box from one of my windows pc's by logging in with putty.my current problem is how to easily use the box hard drive for storing my files in an easily accessible way. i'm still working on getting samba to work so that i could map the /home directory to a drive letter on my two home pc's, but i'd also like to access files from my work pc. Before i do that, though, i wanted to know if this is safe and secure to map a drive on a remote machine through the internet? Are there any other security concerns I need to be addressing by having this file server set up?

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Debian Configuration :: What Can Prevent Setting Up RAID1 On Server

Jan 7, 2011

We have the following server at collocation: [URL]

Provider's technicians were working for 3 hrs but finally were unable to set up hardware RAID1 on it.

What could prevent them from doing it? Is it difficult to set up RAID1? It is mentionned as basic function in specifications.

They said debian not booting after raid configured...

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Debian Configuration :: Is There Preferred / Better Method For Setting Up Alsa?

Apr 30, 2011

Would like to know the best way (or the pros and cons of different ways) to set up Alsa. I did a search for information on how to setup alsa on my system. I found a lot of out-of-date information even on the alsa wiki. What I did finally locate was two different methods for setup, both seemed somewhat up-to-date. One method at the alsa wiki said to put part of the information in the modprobe directory in a conf file and set up certain aliases. Earlier suggestions for putting information in modprobe.conf or conf.modprobe appear to be outdated and a directory with separate files for each device and a conf extension to the files is currently used. The second method from a thread on the Debian forum said to use alsactl init, set sound levels the way you want and then use alsactl save and restore functionality. Older methods using alsaconf instead of alsactl init appear to be outdated as well. Not sure where to put the call to alsactl restore though. Didn't notice that in the documentation.In case it matters, I'm running Debian Stable and have a built-in sound card on the motherboard with AC97 compatibility. It's a Realtek ALC882.

Is there a preferred or better method for setting up alsa? Is there a good pointer to instructions that are not out-of-date somewhere? Would be very interested to hear how others set sound up on their machines. What do others recommend as best steps to do this?

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Jul 2, 2011

New to linux in general and am having issues on setting up a Raid 1 array for two disks on an HP Proliant Microserver which I am looking to be accessible from my windows PC. I have installed the latest version of debian succesfully on a 250GB disk that came with the server. I have added 2 2TB disks which I would like to have in a RAID 1 array and to have visible from windows to store music/videos etc on. I have managed to partition the two disks to FAT32 (which I think is best) and have managed to configure the array so that it shows as active when I use cat /proc/mdstat. I have been following the steps in this article [URl]... squeeze-p2 and trying to adapt it to my situation.

I am stuck on the step to create the file systems using the mkfs command. I try mkfs.vfat /dev/md0 and it comes up with the error mkfs.vfat: command not found. I have tried mkfs -t vfat /dev/md0 and it give the error "mkfs.vfat: No such file or directory" So my question is how can I continue with the process of setting up the array? Or maybe I should be asking is it possible to set up an array with FAT32 formatted disks?

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Jul 16, 2011

Setting up my Squeeze test box, I can't seem to get APache2 to find index.html. It keeps coming up with the initial "It works!" page.

On my Squeeze server, the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file contains this line:
DocumentRoot /home/www_local
and that box serves the website perfectly.

On the test box, I created the /home/www_local directory and put an index.html file in it, then populated /etc/apache2/httpd.conf with exactly the same DocumentRoot line and restarted Apache. Still the same result -- Apache isn't finding my index.html file. I have grep'ed all the files in /etc/apache2 and /etc/apache2/conf.d looking for 'DocumentRoot' and it's not in any of them.

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Debian Configuration :: No Space Left On Device

Mar 15, 2016

Debian Version: 8.3 (Jessie) KDE (although this is NOT a desktop issue)
Basic Hardware:
Gigabyte Motherboard GA-970A-D3P
AMD 8350 CPU (8 cores)
32 GB DDR3 RAM
120GB SSD SATA-6GB/s
750 WD Black SATA-6GB/s

I am getting "Error: No space left on device" regularly during updates or installs, but why. Here is data on the disks, filesystems, etc...

Code: Select all df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        81G   27G   50G  35% /
devtmpfs         16G     0   16G   0% /dev
tmpfs            16G   76K   16G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs            16G   18M   16G   1% /run

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Seems very doubtful that inodes are the killer.I have googled and followed all the threads, and search these forums and found nothing that fits - every answer there was focused on avaiolable space and inodes..And to make the cheese even more binding, the issue has cropped up on another 8.3 system with far more disk space (larger hard drives) and lots more unused inodes

Code: Select alldf -h
Filesystem                        Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/dm-0                         907G  6.6G  855G   1% /
udev                               10M     0   10M   0% /dev
tmpfs                             995M  9.2M  986M   1% /run
tmpfs                             2.5G   76K  2.5G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                             5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs                             2.5G     0  2.5G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup

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Debian Configuration :: Missing CD / DVD Device In Squeeze

Apr 3, 2010

I've been testing Squeeze to determine whether KDE4 is finally suitable for my primary machine. Everything seems to be working fine except for detection of IDE devices. My CD/DVD drive no longer automounts and the reason seems to be that no device is being created. My Lenny system detects the drive as /dev/hda, but no such device exists in Squeeze. During boot, Squeeze appears to detect the drive as /dev/sr0 (according to dmesg), but in fact that device does not exist either.I'm actually running the Lenny kernel, as I am unable to compile my Ralink wireless driver (rt2860sta) using the Squeeze kernel. Also, for inquiring minds, I use removable HDD drive bays on my systems to simplify testing.

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Debian Configuration :: USB Device Not Found With Libusb?

Sep 24, 2010

I run a program (findknxusb) to scan for devices on USB, but the device is not found.

The debugging level for libusb is on:
$ ./findknxusb
Possible addresses for KNX USB devices:
libusb_set_debug...
libusb: setting debugging level to 1 (on)
libusb_init...

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