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#1 2014-04-03 03:06:58

theJibman
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Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hello, I came across crunchbang when I was looking for a good distro to run on my dads old dell latitude d600. Everything installed fine, but the internet doesnt work. The thing is, the laptop is very old, and the LAN port is broken on the laptop. Sooo, the laptop doesnt have internet in any way, and I guess I have to manually install the driver or whatever. Another thing is that I suck with linux. So, if this is really easy to do, spare me the "your a fcking noob" lecture and please bear with the noob. The internet card is a broadcom corp. BCM4306 802.11 b/g wireless LAN etc etc etc. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you in advance for responding!


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#2 2014-04-03 03:36:30

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Here is the debian wiki entry for your wireless card
https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#Broadco … ss_devices

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-03 03:43:18)

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#3 2014-04-03 04:02:11

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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hi theJibman and welcome to CrunchBang and the forum! Looks like mrpeachy got ya started in the right direction. We don't bite new people but we will ask you to do some reading and have a willingness to learn along the way. Let us know if you run into trouble and enjoy!

Note- moved to Help & Support (Stable).


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#4 2014-04-06 00:41:27

theJibman
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Hey, thanks for the replies, and I did download the b43 kernel driver, now how would I go about installing this? (Using no internet at all in the process)


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#5 2014-04-06 01:06:12

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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

To make sure everything gets where it needs to go, install wise, if you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirty, try moving the HDD to a computer with internet connection, booting, downloading, & installing what you need, then putting it back in the laptop. Or, you could download to a flash drive, & try to install on the laptop from the drive (that might have some issues, though)


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#6 2014-04-06 02:31:47

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

you can download the deb for firmware-b43legacy-installer, for BCM4306 for wheezy
https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/all/ … r/download

you can then copy it via a usb drive or other media to the computer without internet and try and install it
you may run into dependency issues, you will be told if you need to install other software first, in which case you have to track it down and copy that across

just to make sure it is the one you want open a terminal on the computer without internet and post the output of these commands

uname -rv

and

lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-06 02:34:26)

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#7 2014-04-08 04:28:44

theJibman
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Well, after uname -rv, I got:
3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.41-2
and after lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0001]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Well, that's what I got, does it look about right?

EDIT: I tried installing the .deb with sudo dpkg -i but it told me there was no such directory and the file didnt exist. I don't think I did it right.

Last edited by theJibman (2014-04-08 04:54:12)


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#8 2014-04-08 15:47:57

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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

Are you sure you're in the right directory? Go to the folder you saved the .deb in, right-click, select "Open Terminal Here" & try again  wink


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#9 2014-04-08 17:38:52

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

theJibman wrote:

Well, after uname -rv, I got:

3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.41-2
and after lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

Well, that's what I got, does it look about right?

EDIT: I tried installing the .deb with sudo dpkg -i but it told me there was no such directory and the file didnt exist. I don't think I did it right.

so that confirms that you are on  wheezy and the chipset is BCM4306 rev 02
which means that the link to the deb is indeed the right one

in addition to the above suggestion, can you not just double click the deb package, or right click and open with ?

or if not installed, install gdebi to help install deb files

Edit - just occurred to me that you would need a connection to install gdebi  ops
How we take being online for granted these days!

Last edited by mrpeachy (2014-04-08 18:43:44)

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#10 2014-04-09 00:08:02

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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

I'm just taking a punt here, being no expert, (raw beginner in fact) but is this a situation where apt-offline could be useful?

http://www.debian-administration.org/ar … nt_for_APT

apologies in advance if I'm wasting people's time


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#11 2014-04-11 00:47:10

theJibman
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

I tried to install it and I got different results, but it still won't work. sad

bob@dadslinuxcomputer:~/downloads$ sudo dpkg -i file:///home/bob/downloads/firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb
[sudo] password for bob:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for bob:
dpkg: error processing file:///home/bob/downloads/firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
file:///home/bob/downloads/firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb
bob@dadslinuxcomputer:~/downloads$ sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb
dpkg-deb: error: `firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb' is not a debian format archive
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb
bob@dadslinuxcomputer:~/downloads$ sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all
dpkg-split: error: error reading firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all (--install):
subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all

So, what do I do now?
I tried gdebi, but it says that either the file is corrupted, or that I should check permissions or something like that.
I changed the permissions all to read and write. Still won't work. Synaptic says it's already installed, but it isn't.
I know this cause it doesn't work. What do I do now?

EDIT: apt offline looks good, and I am looking into it now, but when i try to make the signature file it says "bash: apt-offline: command not found"

Last edited by theJibman (2014-04-11 01:01:54)


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#12 2014-04-11 05:15:01

mrpeachy
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Re: Help pleez :D How do I get internet working???

I'm pretty sure you have to install apt offline, or be connected at some point to get it set up

Can you use synaptic to remove the firmware package if it thinks it is installed, then try again?

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