?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Linux Community's Journal
 
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends View]

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Time Event
3:57p
int > le bin in bash
Are there simple way to convert hex integer to little-endian 4 byte binary in bash?
Example: 0x61626364 -> dcba
Similar but not sufficient methods are:
xxd - convert big-endian only
printf "\x61" - converts only one byte
6:09p
Slackware, an encrypted wireless connection, and Firefox
You folks are fabulous. This problem is driving me UP THE WALL, and I have no idea where to start. I suspect that the problem is in firefox and not my platform, but I can't be sure.

So I'm running Slackware on my x86 laptop, but I am a relative newbie. I use a lot of different wireless connections in my day to day life, as I'm a grad student out and about and doing lit reviews everywhere.

Now, in a coffee shop, the college library, the public library, wherever, I have no trouble firing up my wireless card and surfing PubMed/GoogleScholar/whatever via Firefox (don't even suggest I use a text-only browser. NOT FUN. I LOVES ME MY GUI.).

Commands:
iwconfig wlan0 ap any (or whatever; sometimes I request the essid)
dhcpcd wlan0 -t 10

and there we go. At home, however, my situation is different. My landlord has graciously given permission for us to mooch off of his (encrypted) wireless network.

Commands:
iwconfig wlan0 key a12bc345de (not the real encryption key)
iwconfig wlan0 essid 'network_name' (also not the essid, obviously)
dhcpcd wlan0 -t 10

So, it works. It works just fine. I'm writing this from home, after all. Problem? Firefox. Cannot use firefox. I pull up Firefox and I just get endless loading, and an eventual 'cannot connect to server.' I'm writing this on Konqueror, and frankly, I hate Konqueror.

What the hell? I've searched the Mozilla support website. No luck. Help?

<< Previous Day 2008/11/12
[Calendar]
Next Day >>
About LiveJournal.com