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?
Last edited by snowpine (2016-07-15 18:57:40)
@charlestonchu: Welcome to the forums and distro. Your post is a better fit for the Help & Support (CrunchBang "Waldorf") forum. However, I will provide a few possible tips. First, as snowpine stated, CrunchBang is a dying distro. Better to try out the community followup called Bunsen Labs. Check out the Development forum for additional info.
As for the Broadcom card, I've read that such cards can cause issues. I have different model in my new ASUS AIO and this tip worked for me; YMMV.
Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-08-11 05:19:43)
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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.
Got my Wifi Workin'...using an eight-dollar USB wifi dongle!
This finally makes this machine a real computer!
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...
I had good luck installing Peppermint on my ex-wife's old netbook.
You might try downloading the latest 32-bit USB Multiboot Collection with several lightweight distros.
See which ones work in USB "live session" mode. Then, install the one you like to your netbook's SSD/HD.
Last edited by NewCityVegas (2015-08-12 08:35:34)
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