newbie: getting wireless going on hardy
On 08/13/2008 09:38 AM, Jeffrey Berger wrote:
> Installed from the network cd in what I thought was the completely
> standard way.
> When I try to use Network Manager to set up my wireless card, I run
> into immediate problems getting going.
> Clicking "Unlock" on the Network Settings window produces the
> authentication screen. However, a few seconds later, an error box
> appears with the message "Could not authenticate. An unexpected error
> has occurred." The error box occurs whether or not I type anything at
> all into the password field.
> There's no other OS installed on the Inspiron 7500 I'm using.
There are several bugs relating to this issue:
[ [users-admin] Unlock -> "Could not authenticate. An unexpected error
I recommend that you ensure that your /etc/hosts file is set up for:
127.0.0.1 localhost <machinename>
To edit the hosts file (use this command in the terminal -
gksu gedit /etc/hosts
Other related bugs:
[ update-manager fails to bring up the password prompt for root privileges]
[ gksu doesn't always pop up a dialog]
An alternate possible workaround:
Before you edit your hosts file, please post your /etc/hosts file;
Note: I also recommend that you put the terminal on your panel so that
you don't need to Applications|Accessories|Terminal each time. Just
right-click it and select add to panel. You will be using terminal a
lot, so go ahead and add it so that in the future you just need to click
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