Just installed Crunchbang BP 64bit and am having trouble with my wireless internet. I can connect to my wifi, but the connection seems slower than when i was using Mint 9, and will occasionally drop the signal all together.
I attempted to use this method from the Debian wiki http://wiki.debian.org/wl#Squeeze but ran into an error using module-assistant stating the kernel headers could not be found and to direct the path for it to continue installation.
Not sure on how to correct that and still don't know if this will help with my connection issues. Iceweasel in general seems to be running slow (takes more than a second just to open or switch tabs) and doing odd things (turning off spell checker or switching to french dictionary for spelling)
And before anyone suggests it, I tried #! stable first and had the same problems. A few threads on this board mentioned better support with the backport build so I made the switch
update- Connectivity issues got so bad I had to plug the machine in, won't stay connected to wifi longer than a few seconds. I loaded up Mint Debian edition and tried the walkthroughs again. This resulted in no error messages, but crippled the laptops ability to connect to the modem completely wired or otherwise.
On crunchbang live session right now. The results for uname -r are innacurate as i recall it being 3.2.0-0.bpo.2-amd64, not 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 in the grub menu
the rest of the results-
crunchbang@crunchbang:~$ lspci -kvnn -d 14e4: 03:00.0 Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02) Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01fc] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21 Memory at fe5fe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: b44 0b:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17 Memory at fe8fc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge crunchbang@crunchbang:~$ lsusb Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV2640 Webcam Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash Flash Drive Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Will get a fresh install up soon
I experienced the very same problem you are having now. Upgrading to Waldorf, which is Wheezy based, solved everything.
I'll make a disk for waldorf and give it a spin. My concern is that I need printer support, and I'm barely managing that with the current Statler build. I run hplip's latest version and it get things up and running but the printer quickly starts having errors. I think it has to do with rebooting. Different problem for it's own thread.
So for now, I'll try and make Statler BPO work and if it flops I'll test waldorf.
Last edited by horomancer (2012-05-19 15:48:52)