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#1 2011-10-16 03:36:11

ackernan
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Registered: 2011-01-10
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(Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

I'm testing #! and LMDE.  My wireless card, Broadcom 4312, uses the wl module.  The module is recognized and loaded with kernel 2.6.32 in #! but not with kernel 2.6.39.  The same card is always recognized in LMDE, regardless of the kernel.  Why the problem with #! ?

tony@crunchbang:~$ uname -a
Linux crunchbang 2.6.39-bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jul 26 10:35:23 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
tony@crunchbang:~$ sudo modprobe wl
FATAL: Module wl not found.
FATAL: Error running install command for wl

Lm-sensors with #! does not detect sensors, but with LMDE on the same detects sensors.  Both are based on debian, why the difference?

Last edited by ackernan (2011-10-18 01:24:20)

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#2 2011-10-16 19:56:55

anonymous
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

When using the new kernel, try following these instructions starting at step 3:

http://wiki.debian.org/wl#Squeeze

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#3 2011-10-17 22:17:47

ackernan
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

anonymous wrote:

When using the new kernel, try following these instructions starting at step 3:

http://wiki.debian.org/wl#Squeeze

The problem is I don't have internet with any kernel other then 2.6.32.  The instructions want to download files.  How can I do this w/o internet connection?

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#4 2011-10-17 22:18:54

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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

Can you access a wired connection?

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#5 2011-10-17 22:20:17

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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

anonymous wrote:

Can you access a wired connection?

No

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#6 2011-10-17 22:22:08

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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

Maybe the difference is that LMDE follows testing (or whatever Mint's repo is called) and #! follows Debian Stable.

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#7 2011-10-17 22:24:56

ackernan
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

anonymous wrote:

Maybe the difference is that LMDE follows testing (or whatever Mint's repo is called) and #! follows Debian Stable.

I figured that since the wireless was working with 2.6.32 it should work when I upgraded kernels.

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#8 2011-10-17 22:29:25

safetycopy
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

You can manually download the necessary packages (e.g. here) and then build the module. It's what I had to do (see here).

If it helps I could whip up a quick list of the packages I had to download - might give you a rough idea.

Last edited by safetycopy (2011-10-17 22:29:42)


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#9 2011-10-17 22:33:08

safetycopy
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

Here's what I downloaded:

broadcom-sta-common_5.60.48.36-2_all.deb
broadcom-sta-source_5.60.48.36-2_all.deb
cpp-4.3_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
debhelper_8.0.0_all.deb
diffstat_1.53-1_amd64.deb
gcc-4.3_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
gcc-4.3-base_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
gettext_0.18.1.1-3_amd64.deb
html2text_1.3.2a-15_amd64.deb
intltool-debian_0.35.0+20060710.1_all.deb
libunistring0_0.9.3-3_amd64.deb
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-38_amd64.deb
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common_2.6.32-38_amd64.deb
linux-kbuild-2.6.32_2.6.32-1_amd64.deb
module-assistant_0.11.3_all.deb
po-debconf_1.0.16+nmu1_all.deb
quilt_0.48-7_all.deb

Just keep in mind some of your versions will be different.

Also, I downloaded these after a clean install of Statler (Openbox, 64-bit).


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#10 2011-10-17 22:35:38

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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

safetycopy wrote:

Here's what I downloaded:

broadcom-sta-common_5.60.48.36-2_all.deb
broadcom-sta-source_5.60.48.36-2_all.deb
cpp-4.3_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
debhelper_8.0.0_all.deb
diffstat_1.53-1_amd64.deb
gcc-4.3_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
gcc-4.3-base_4.3.5-4_amd64.deb
gettext_0.18.1.1-3_amd64.deb
html2text_1.3.2a-15_amd64.deb
intltool-debian_0.35.0+20060710.1_all.deb
libunistring0_0.9.3-3_amd64.deb
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64_2.6.32-38_amd64.deb
linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common_2.6.32-38_amd64.deb
linux-kbuild-2.6.32_2.6.32-1_amd64.deb
module-assistant_0.11.3_all.deb
po-debconf_1.0.16+nmu1_all.deb
quilt_0.48-7_all.deb

Just keep in mind some of your versions will be different.

Also, I downloaded these after a clean install of Statler (Openbox, 64-bit).

I'll try downloading that stuff.  It's on a statler clean install.

Thanks

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#11 2011-10-17 22:40:57

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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

Don't forget you'll need the relevant packages for your particular architecture!


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#12 2011-10-17 23:41:27

ackernan
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

safetycopy wrote:

Don't forget you'll need the relevant packages for your particular architecture!

I found the packages that were needed and used kernel 2.6.32 to install them.  I rebooted to the other kernel and ran the commands in http://wiki.debian.org/wl#Squeeze again.  It didn't try to download anything since it was all installed.  As I'm typing now, I'm using the newer kernel that was giving me problems. 

BTW - I don't like Broadcom very well.  They have not been anything other then a PAIN!

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#13 2011-10-17 23:42:58

safetycopy
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Re: (Solved) Wireless & lm-senors

Sweet smile


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