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)
Last edited by KrunchTime (2015-08-11 05:19:43)
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...