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#1 2013-05-04 19:42:29

Mantas
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Wifi-menu

Why the Arch Linux 2013.05.01 ISO doesn't have wifi-menu or netctl?

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#2 2013-05-04 19:45:34

progandy
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Re: Wifi-menu

Because someone forgot that netcfg is not part of the base group anymoure and netctl hasn't been added yet. That means the scripts don't add the packages to the image.
Edit: You'll have to wait until netctl 1.0 hits the core repo (currently testing), create your own iso or put the packages on a usb stick and install them on your livesystem. Don't forget to install them in your installed system, too.

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#3 2013-05-04 19:49:14

Mantas
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Re: Wifi-menu

Thanks for the quick reply. Guess I have to use another method to connect to wireless network during install.

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#4 2013-05-05 13:14:30

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Re: Wifi-menu

You can also download the iso i made which includes netctl. See my signature below.

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#5 2013-05-06 09:02:57

Mantas
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Re: Wifi-menu

teateawhy wrote:

You can also download the iso i made which includes netctl. See my signature below.

Thanks for the ISO with netctl.

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#6 2013-05-06 10:43:52

Earnestly
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Re: Wifi-menu

For virtually every WPA2 network ever:

# echo 'ctrl_interface=DIR=/run/wpa_supplicant' > /foobar.conf
# wpa_passphrase <ssid> <passphrase> >> /foobar.conf
# ip link set <interface> up # May not be needed as dhcpcd should bring it up but may be needed for wpa_supplicant.
# wpa_supplicant -B -D nl80211 -c /foobar.conf -i <interface name>
# dhcpcd -A <interface name>

Not hard.

Last edited by Earnestly (2013-05-06 10:46:01)

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#7 2013-05-08 11:12:46

NimS
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Re: Wifi-menu

teateawhy wrote:

You can also download the iso i made which includes netctl. See my signature below.


thanks so much for this... it allowed me to install Arch smile

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#8 2013-05-08 16:15:39

mid-kid
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Re: Wifi-menu

I still dont get why it ain't included in the image. According to this, netctl was added in 10/4 to the core repo. The image is made in 01/5. Any reason for this?


If it ain't broke, you haven't tweaked it enough.

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#9 2013-05-08 17:53:56

progandy
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Re: Wifi-menu

mid-kid wrote:

I still dont get why it ain't included in the image. According to this, netctl was added in 10/4 to the core repo. The image is made in 01/5. Any reason for this?

netctl was not in the "base" group. It is now, so we'll just have to wait for the new iso.

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#10 2013-05-08 19:13:11

mid-kid
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Re: Wifi-menu

progandy wrote:
mid-kid wrote:

I still dont get why it ain't included in the image. According to this, netctl was added in 10/4 to the core repo. The image is made in 01/5. Any reason for this?

netctl was not in the "base" group. It is now, so we'll just have to wait for the new iso.

Oh, I thought that the base group was the whole core repo.


If it ain't broke, you haven't tweaked it enough.

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#11 2013-05-08 20:39:11

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Re: Wifi-menu

Just for your interest, the base group has 49 packages, and the core repo has 171.

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#12 2013-05-17 07:25:26

Modeler
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Re: Wifi-menu

Kaustic wrote:

For virtually every WPA2 network ever:

# echo 'ctrl_interface=DIR=/run/wpa_supplicant' > /foobar.conf
# wpa_passphrase <ssid> <passphrase> >> /foobar.conf
# ip link set <interface> up # May not be needed as dhcpcd should bring it up but may be needed for wpa_supplicant.
# wpa_supplicant -B -D nl80211 -c /foobar.conf -i <interface name>
# dhcpcd -A <interface name>

Not hard.

Thanks for this, very useful!


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