Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

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Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#1 by jbowers » 04 Sep 2014, 19:34

Is it possible to add drivers to Porteus Kiosk that where written for Ubuntu 13.10?

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Sep 2014, 20:02

as far as i know Canonical does not write any drivers exclusively for their own system so the answer is 'yes'.
which drivers do you want to add?
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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#3 by jbowers » 04 Sep 2014, 22:04

The drivers where written by Intel targeting Ubuntu. I specifically need to add Broadcom SDIO WiFi drivers and possibly a driver for eMMC storage. I think the eMMC storage may just be a partitioning issue. I'm inexperienced with Non-Micro$oft OSes so it is more than likely my fault. I think I may have not deleted the old Windows 8.1 partitions prior to installation.

Wifi drivers found in this package:

http://download.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/dr ... u_1.0M.zip

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#4 by fanthom » 05 Sep 2014, 06:05

it could be about missing firmware rather than missing driver. please boot Ubuntu-13.10 and shown me output of following commands (upload one file to pastebin.com or send to me on support@porteus-kiosk.org):

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lspci -knn
lsusb
lsusb -t
lsmod
dmesg
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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#5 by jbowers » 05 Sep 2014, 14:25

Wow, thanks for responding so quickly... I have 14.04LTS x64 already on a thumb drive will the output from that work for you?

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#6 by fanthom » 05 Sep 2014, 14:30

if the wifi works on 14.04 then it's also ok.
i need to identify a driver/firmware used in Ubuntu and check if we have them in the kiosk already.

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#7 by jbowers » 05 Sep 2014, 14:35

Yep, surprisingly Ubuntu 14.04LTS x64 works out of the box all drivers/firmwares already integrated. I can't stand the GUI but it works really well. I'm installing it now, results will be ready soon.

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#8 by jbowers » 08 Sep 2014, 02:01

Okay funny thing, I can't get the WiFi to work at all anymore. I removed and reseated the card no difference. I'm going to try installing Windows again and test it.

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Re: Add drivers written for Ubuntu 13???

Post#9 by jbowers » 14 Sep 2014, 01:19

The wifi card is totally hosed. I can get it to start in Windows but it crashes the whole machine after 15 seconds. Thanks for the help anyway.

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