Networking and Audax

As Audax does not use Wicd anymore, it configures itself to use wired eth0 by default. Even when eth0 is the most common interface address, you may find that you cannot access wired network at all regardless. The most likely reason is that your interface name is something else (eth1). Follow the simple steps below to reconfigure Audax network settings.

ALT+F1= open terminator (a terminal client)

sudo ifcofig

Loook for names like eth1 or similar.

Now we replace the eth0 values with eth1.

sudo sed -i ‘s/eth0/eth1/g’ /etc/network/interfaces
sudo sed -i ‘s/ifup eth0/ifup eth1/g’ /etc/rc.local

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and the two commands should look like these:


Restarting the network:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo ifdown eth1
sudo ifup eth1

Note. Even though Audax is GPL and as such does not distribute non-free WiFi drivers
you can customize the above entries to concern wlan devices like wlan1 or wlan0 – after you have installed the needed non-free firmware first.

If you choose to use non-free firmwares or for example Adobe Flash, first add the repositories needed.

Open Audax sources.list file.

sudo geany /etc/apt/sources.list.d/audax.list

Under sections #Software and #Security add lines like contrib and non-free. For example,

deb wheezy main contrib non-free

#Updates and #Audax repository only contain main.

Once you are done, save the file and exit. Update package sources by typing:

sudo apt-get update

To install many (possibly needed?) non-free firmwares for network devices you can copy and paste the command below to a terminal.

sudo apt-get install firmware-atheros firmware-bnx2  firmware-bnx2x firmware-brcm80211 firmware-intelwimax firmware-ipw2x00 firmware-iwlwifi firmware-libertas firmware-linux  firmware-linux-nonfree  firmware-myricom  firmware-netxen firmware-qlogic  firmware-ralink firmware-realtek

1st of April 2015: Appendix: Audax live-mode and duplicate network lines (concerns cards other than eth0)