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    Post reinstalling wireless drivers

    hello,
    I was messing with my blacklist file (http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...tml#post171699)
    and after I executed the commands,I can't use any of my wireless cards. (at all, no signal nothing)
    I have a Atheros card, which name WAS wlan0, and a ALfa the card name WAS RTL8187.
    Now if I run airmon-ng or iwconfig I get,

    wifi0 Atheros (madwifi-ng)

    ath0 atheros madwifi-ng VAP

    and wlan0 RTL8187 r8187

    how can I reinstall my wireless card drivers?
    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    Seems that you're not the first person experiencing this: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...lan1-help.html

    Do you get the same error message?

    Also, you should alert the author of the script about this situation.

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    No, that is not the error I'm getting I posted the errors/misconfiguration.
    wifi0 Atheros (madwifi-ng)

    ath0 atheros madwifi-ng VAP

    and wlan0 RTL8187 r8187
    a additional card and no use of either cards.

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    Have you tried editing your blacklist file to what it was before editing? I believe kate creates a backup in the same directory, when you edit a file.

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    there is no backup of the folder, so I'm not sure what to do.
    I tried putting it back to default but I can't remember all the settings...
    *sigh*

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    This is what a default blacklist file looks like:

    Code:
    # This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
    # alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
    # device instead.
    
    # evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist pcspkr
    
    # these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    
    # replaced by e100
    blacklist eepro100
    
    # replaced by tulip
    blacklist de4x5
    
    # causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
    blacklist eth1394
    
    # snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
    # hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    
    # Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
    blacklist snd_aw2
    
    # causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
    blacklist i2c_i801
    
    # replaced by p54pci
    blacklist prism54
    
    # replaced by b43 and ssb.
    blacklist bcm43xx
    
    # most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
    blacklist garmin_gps
    
    # replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
    blacklist asus_acpi
    
    # low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
    # hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist rt73
    blacklist ath_pci
    blacklist r8187
    blacklist rt3070sta
    blacklist rt2870sta
    blacklist arusb_lnx
    Try changing your blacklist file back and tell me if it works.

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    Default Re: reinstalling wireless drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Snayler View Post
    This is what a default blacklist file looks like:

    Code:
    # This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
    # alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
    # device instead.
    
    # evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
    blacklist evbug
    blacklist pcspkr
    
    # these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
    blacklist usbmouse
    blacklist usbkbd
    
    # replaced by e100
    blacklist eepro100
    
    # replaced by tulip
    blacklist de4x5
    
    # causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
    blacklist eth1394
    
    # snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
    # hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
    blacklist snd_intel8x0m
    
    # Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
    blacklist snd_aw2
    
    # causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
    blacklist i2c_i801
    
    # replaced by p54pci
    blacklist prism54
    
    # replaced by b43 and ssb.
    blacklist bcm43xx
    
    # most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
    blacklist garmin_gps
    
    # replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
    blacklist asus_acpi
    
    # low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
    # hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
    blacklist snd_pcsp
    blacklist rt73
    blacklist ath_pci
    blacklist r8187
    blacklist rt3070sta
    blacklist rt2870sta
    blacklist arusb_lnx
    Try changing your blacklist file back and tell me if it works.
    It worked! thank you!

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