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Re: [gNewSense-users] Metad on Yeeloong 8101: "iwlist wlan0 scan" fails

From: Christophe Jarry
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Metad on Yeeloong 8101: "iwlist wlan0 scan" fails
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 20:42:23 +0200

> > I have bought Lemote Yeeloong 8101 recently and installed gNewSense
> > metad on it, without selecting "Desktop Environment" during the
> > install (intentionally), by following the instructions given at
> > Under
> > gNewSense, i then installed linux-libre
> > kernel.
> > 
> > My problem is that wireless network doesn't work. "sudo ifconfig"
> > gives me "eth0" and "lo" interfaces, while "sudo iwconfig" command
> > adds a "wlan0" interface but then, "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" gives me
> > the following error message: "wlan0     Failed to read scan data :
> > Operation not permitted".
> > 
The solution is to activate 'wlan0' interface by writing:

 sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

inside a terminal. I have added this information on the page, under 'rtl8187b'

A big thanks to Federico
who resolved my problem.


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