[SOLVED] Wifi problem

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[SOLVED] Wifi problem

Post#1 by setsquard » 04 Feb 2016, 14:53

Hi
i have just installed Porteus 3.1 on a usb flash drive
i was quite amazed how fast it booted and worked
the only problem i have is it does not recognise my WiFi this is a built in device on a Laptop
Laptop has Mint-xfce installed and WiFi works ok
is it passable to install the driver on the usb flash drive
thanks
Mike

edit: sorry should have done this first
wifi is Broadcom id 14E4:4311
seems i need the firmware-b43-installer
but i dont have a clue as how i can install this on Slax dispite searching
can anyone point me to an idiots guide
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Re: Wifi problem

Post#2 by donald » 04 Feb 2016, 16:26


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Re: Wifi problem

Post#3 by setsquard » 04 Feb 2016, 16:36

Hi
Thanks for that will have a go at it over the weekend

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#4 by setsquard » 05 Feb 2016, 14:16

donald wrote:Try this:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1099
"Please create a file (plain text) at /mnt/sdXY/porteus/rootcopy/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom_blacklist.conf with following content:
"blacklist wl"

well that looked quite straightforward, but i don't have that path
mnt/sdb1/porteus/rootcopy/.... which is empty
what am i missing

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#5 by francois » 05 Feb 2016, 15:02

Just create the missing folders and the file. :)

Reboot. You will see that these will survive reboot.

Andv report.
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Re: Wifi problem

Post#6 by setsquard » 05 Feb 2016, 15:19

Ah! ok i will try that
Thanks

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#7 by setsquard » 06 Feb 2016, 14:32

Hmm that did not work
i know i have created the files correctly
the plane text file i named blacklist and saved in broadcom_blacklist.conf
blacklist wl ? in the how-to the l could be mistaken for a 1(one) or i or l (small L)
i have used small L
which is correct?

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#8 by francois » 06 Feb 2016, 16:04

It is an l like in loving. Please provide the output of:

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cd /mnt/sdXY/porteus/rootcopy/etc/modprobe.d/
ls
And show the content of the broadcom_blacklist.conf file.
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Re: Wifi problem

Post#9 by donald » 06 Feb 2016, 16:05

setsquard wrote: i know i have created the files correctly
nope

The file should be named broadcom_blacklist.conf
((containing the line blacklist wl (lowercase L))
placed into the modprobe.d Folder.
And do not forget to unblacklist the other drivers in etc/modprobe.d/b43_blacklist.conf

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#10 by setsquard » 06 Feb 2016, 16:32

thanks
that's not how it is worded for an idiot like me in the how-to
will try again

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Re: Wifi problem

Post#11 by francois » 06 Feb 2016, 18:11

There is no idiot on this forum! Only, hard thriving linuxers. :twisted:
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Re: Wifi problem

Post#12 by setsquard » 07 Feb 2016, 14:10

Thanks for your help that worked ok

I had assumed that broadcom_blacklist.conf was a folder that contained a text file
if you look at the folder tree in Thunar it would not appear as
/mnt/sdXY/porteus/rootcopy/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom_blacklist.conf
as it shows in the how-to

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