Redoak (redoak) wrote,
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wireless crunching


alright, let's get fluxbox working. this should be done by the startx configuration file. hopefully there is a menu there too. i don't know if this will survive reboot or not.

% startx

if it doesn't survive reboot, then add things to ~/.fluxbox/menu like
[exec] (xTerm) {xterm} <-- note curly brackets
[exec] (FireFox) {firefox}
now fluxbox should be handling window managing and have a menu to get xterm and firefox. super.

okay, to plumb the wireless card (all this as su??)

% ifconfig ath0 plumb

now it'll go hot. now feed the name of the ssid to ifconfig (get this off a windows machine.. heh)

% ifconfig ath0 inet 10.0.11.1/24 ssid my_ssid

now we need a dhcp address perhaps

% dhclient ath0

the man page for ath has helpful examples here to get things like wep keys and whatever working. but this is all good for now. now let's try to get the router up with some kind of configuration files.

okay, the killall i need is under sudo. kill all the curl processes running by www

% sudo killall -u www -HUP curl
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This entry was far more entertaining when I didn't know what was behind the cut. "Why wireless? What's being crunched?"

I still don't know what's behind the cut (squiggle circle plumb what?), but I do know that it's BORING. THE PURPOSE OF A BLOG IS TO ENTERTAIN YOUR FRIENDS WITH HUMOROUS ANECDOTES AND SCATHING CRITICISMS OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE DONE NEITHER. THERE IS NOT EVEN A LITTLE EMO.

You're on notice, missy. :P
I totally am confused.
p.s. you haven't posted in a while.
p.p.s. I hope you got some good sleep.
p.p.p.s.(?) You should post something... you know emotionally girly about graduation. The kind of thing that when you look back on it in a year or two you'll be embarrased. Sounds delicious.