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#1 2015-08-10 20:07:01

charlestonchu
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Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

I’m trying to install Crunchbang on an ASUS eeepc 1015PX.

Actually, it seems I can install it, and the keyboard/trackpad both work just fine, but it will not recognize any network devices…no ethernet, no wifi. I have tried some firmware fixes, but haven’t found one that works for the internal Broadcom 4727 card.

Crunchbang is the first distro I have found where the keyboard/trackpad works at first boot, and I like the overall setup, so I would like to keep it. The only other distro I know of so far that works with the eeepc, seems to be Eeebuntu, but it’s ugly, and has the same problem with the network drivers.

Any suggestions? Thinking about ordering a USB wifi dongle…is that likely to work? Can anybody recommend a linux-friendly model?

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#2 2015-08-10 22:44:44

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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

**Group Hug**

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#3 2015-08-11 04:51:09

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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

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#4 2015-08-11 06:08:57

ohnonot
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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

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#5 2015-08-11 18:07:31

charlestonchu
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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

Thanks for the responses! Sorry for immediately asking for technical assistance in the wrong forum...

I was aware that crunchbang is technically obsolete, but it should be sufficient for my purposes if I can get wifi going…will try bunsenlabs.

Thanks again.

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#6 2015-08-12 00:57:29

charlestonchu
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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

Got my Wifi Workin'...using an eight-dollar USB wifi dongle!

This finally makes this machine a real computer!

smile

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#7 2015-08-12 07:40:40

ohnonot
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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

why use a dongle if your machine has a wifi card...
it really isn't as hard to get it working as you think it is.
it's just a question of getting your feet wet, command-line-wise. which you will have to do anyway sooner or later if you want to use a distro like crunchbang/bunsenlabs...

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#8 2015-08-12 08:33:02

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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

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#9 2015-08-13 06:37:35

ohnonot
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Re: Greetings from a prospective new user of Crunchbang

^ i see you included rescatux  wink  - downloading it now!

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