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    Hi, all
    I’m trying to set up wifi on my old Toshiba L500-19x laptop. It’s a backup for my main laptop. I’m not at all experienced in using the terminal.
    I’ve tried to use wicd, but it asks for my network card password. I’ve no idea what this is. It’s not been changed from new.
    I’ve tried searching Toshiba’s website and Toshiba forums, but I can’t find any relevant information. A Google search isn’t helpful, either.
    The laptop has Lubuntu installed on it, and Lubuntu didn’t ask for a password. I’d like to wipe the disc and install Antix instead, but need to get the wifi to work.
    By the way, I’ve tried my normal network password in case this is what it meant.

    Regards
    Nifty

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Nifty542.
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    dolphin_oracledolphin_oracle

    the network password is what it was asking for.

    On the live system, if wicd isn’t already running, when wicd starts it will also ask for the sudo password before launching the configuration utility.

    when posting hardware questions, posting the output of

    “inxi -F”

    is very useful.

    #3124
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    Hi
    Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply. If I can get this to work, this will be the first non-Ubuntu system I’ve managed to get working for some time. My first successful and usable Linux installation was Simply Mepis, some years ago.
    I think I’ll go ahead and install, and see how I get on.
    By the way, I’ve watched the relevant video on Youtube about using wicd, but my experience seems to be different, in term of tabs and layout (maybe because that was for Antix 13).
    I’ll post back tomorrow (it’s early Saturday evening here) and let you know if I succeed.
    Thanks again
    Nifty

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Nifty542.
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    Hi, all.

    Success!
    I tried using ceni and it worked. Then I installed and all is well. I’m pleased to get Antix on my ageing laptop. System info is as follows:
    inxi -F
    System: Host: oldbeast Kernel: 4.10.5-antix.3-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64
    Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17_x64-full Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
    Machine: Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L500 v: PSLS0E-00F01DEN serial: N/A
    Mobo: TOSHIBA model: KSWAA v: 1.00 serial: N/A
    BIOS: TOSHIBA v: V1.80 date: 10/28/2009
    Battery BAT1: charge: 37.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 37.1/43.2 Wh (86%)
    CPU: Dual core Pentium T4300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
    clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
    Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
    Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel Resolution: 1366×768@59.97hz
    OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express version: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6
    Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.5-antix.3-amd64-smp
    Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCIE Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
    driver: r8169
    IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:26:22:f1:65:1b
    Card-2: Realtek RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller driver: rtl8192se
    IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:26:b6:65:b8:85
    Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.1% used)
    ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000LUCT size: 500.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 456G used: 3.2G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
    ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 160 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 460.8/3793.8MB
    Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.43
    By the way, I didn’t explain very well in my first post. I was asked for network card password as soon as I clicked wicd- I don’t know if that is a peculiarity of my setup.
    There are just a few things left that I need to do- I’ll write another, separate post if I get stuck.
    Thanks for your help
    Nifty

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