PyWireless
Network
Score 82%
Description:

PyWireless is a basic wireless connection monitor with DCOP support...

This is written because

* KWifiManager seems like disaster (sorry guys!),
* Karamba eats my CPU,
* And there is no (or i can't find) KDE integrated wifi monitor tool
Last changelog:

12 years ago

* Program crashes at Shutdown problem solved.

reggler

9 years ago

I sucessfully ran make and make install but when i wanna start PyWireless i get following:
./PyWireless.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./PyWireless.py", line 35, in <module>
from qt import QToolTip, QTimer, QMessageBox, SIGNAL
ImportError: No module named qt
What's wrong there? I installed PyQt for KDE4.

Thanks,
Ron

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linuxrush

10 years ago

Hi,

like your app. but what about providing some basic installation in the readme. Because some people (like myself) are new to Linux.

thanks,

-LR

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linuxrush

10 years ago

Nevermind. Found a way to install:

From terminal, as root, go to the directory where you extracted the archive.

from there type: make install

the script will do it's work.

Then to run, type: PyWireless.py

However, this is not working. It does not start. I am running Mandriva 2007 and this is the error it spits out:


# PyWireless.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 36, in ?
from kdecore import KIcon, KIconLoader, KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KUniqueApplication, KStandardDirs
ImportError: No module named kdecore

let us know how ot fix it.

-LR

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Khan

10 years ago

~ $ PyWireless.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 36, in ?
from kdecore import KIcon, KIconLoader, KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KUniqueApplication, KStandardDirs
ImportError: No module named kdecore

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Heart

10 years ago

...same error here since I use Suse 10.2 (10.1 was ok)!

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Heart

10 years ago

kdebindings3-python was missing...

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kaynemo

10 years ago

Somehow it wouldn't start this is what I get:

root@kaynemo kaynemo]# PyWireless.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 36, in ?
from kdecore import KIcon, KIconLoader, KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KUniqueApplication, KStandardDirs
ImportError: cannot import name KIcon

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tjengo

11 years ago

same here: crash on logout

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TFrog

11 years ago

I too am having an issue of this nicely done app crashing on logout, reboot, or shutdown. I think in time as this app matures more it will be the defacto for KDE wireless monitoring. Personally, I love what you've done but please see if you can fix the crash issues in an update....

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herrfelix

11 years ago

Program crashes at Shutdown. Crash Manager comes up etc.. must say OK to go on shutting down.

Maybe you can hint me out?
Using Debian Sid, updated yesterday all files etc. latest kernel v20
Please enlighten me (well, I use KDE :o)

However, MUCH BETTER than any kwifi(not)manager. Really suggestable to everyone!

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Psypointer

11 years ago

* KWifiManager seems like disaster (sorry guys!), Full Ack, KWifiManager is still to old. I really like this little Pythonprogramm, very good idea and very good realisation! thank you!

damn, i have to post this again, this cms isn´t able to handle with < and > :/

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Psypointer

11 years ago

* KWifiManager seems like disaster (sorry guys!),

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supeter

11 years ago

Hi,
I've installed this nice looking utility, but it wasn't able to detect my wireless interface. (I am using hostap driver) I can see my interface as /sys/class/net/wlan0, but the program can't. On the other side Kwireless and iwconfig reports the signal strengh and all the other info OK. Any idea? Thank you. I would really appreciate any help.

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loenen

11 years ago

Now that's something usefull. And it looks good too.
What would really make it a killer app if it could detect networks and manage the passphrases/keys.
Could oyu do that? :)

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edux

11 years ago

Now I receive the following error:

"You don't have any wireless interface..."

I use ndiswrapper because I got a Broadcom wireless card and I can't find any linux driver. Is it a problem?

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edux

11 years ago

I can't run it. I receive the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 36, in ?
from kdecore import KIcon, KIconLoader, KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KUniqueApplication, KStandardDirs
ImportError: No module named kdecore

I use Gentoo on 2.6.15-gentoo kernel and kde-3.5

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gnemmi

11 years ago

That's because python is trying to load a module (kdecore) but it can not find it ...

Most likely cause? you don't have it installed ...

The module you need is PyKDE. Browse the cds that you used to install your given linux distro, and look for it, or get it from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pykde/

I highly recommend you to install it from your cds ...

see ya =)

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edux

11 years ago

Thank you for your help. I'll try this evening.
But why you suggest me to get the one from the cds instead of emerging it from the portage?

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edux

11 years ago

Sorry, I'm unable to read...
After reading your post with more attention finally I understood that you wrote me to get the one from MY cds, not from YOUR...
Sorry! And many thanks again for your help!

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xtacocorex

11 years ago

I really like this, a lot lighter than KWifiManager, which I had been using to show the statistics since I let wifi-radar manage my connections.

The only problem that I get is when the systray icons change. Most of the time, it shows the default mimetype icon (a single page) but other times it shows the actual icons.

I put screenshots here for you to see:
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bobw/pywireless_screen1.jpg
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bobw/pywireless_screen2.jpg

Any idea on how to fix this?

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xtacocorex

11 years ago

I found out that my link quality was going above 100, so anything greater than 120 wasn't finding an icon with the index that is used to find it.

I'd make a .diff, but I haven't had success doing them, so here is what I changed:

''' Tray icon name '''
if int(status):
index = int(linkStatus)
if index > 100:
index = 5
else:
index = index / 20
iconName = 'pywireless_' + str(index)

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oshogg

11 years ago

Hi,

I want to use this application but can't. I get the following error:

% PyWireless.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 362, in ?
trayWindow = SystemTray(None, appName)
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 251, in __init__
self.wirelessStatus = WirelessStatus()
File "/usr/bin/PyWireless.py", line 65, in __init__
QMessageBox.information(self, _("No Wireless Interface"), _("You don't have any wireless interface..."), QMessageBox.Ok)
NameError: global name 'QMessageBox' is not defined
PyWireless: ERROR: Communication problem with PyWireless, it probably crashed.


Any idea what's wrong?

thanks,
Osho

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mehturt

11 years ago

I have this same problem.. Debian unstable. I can provide more information if necessary

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caglar10ur

11 years ago

there is a missing import here, i corrected on svn, following patch solves this issue...

Modified: PyWireless/PyWireless.py
=================================================================
--- PyWireless/PyWireless.py (original)
+++ PyWireless/PyWireless.py Sun Dec 18 02:55:33 2005
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
_ = __trans.ugettext

''' PyQt and PyKDE Modules'''
-from qt import QToolTip, QTimer, SIGNAL
+from qt import QToolTip, QTimer, QMessageBox, SIGNAL
from kdecore import KIcon, KIconLoader, KCmdLineArgs, KAboutData, KUniqueApplication, KStandardDirs
from kdeui import KSystemTray
from dcopexport import DCOPExObj

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whiskybar

11 years ago

Clean UI, simple, and useful app. Thanks for the good work.

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12 years ago

* Program crashes at Shutdown problem solved.

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