Porteus Kiosk No WLAN Card

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tclam662
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Porteus Kiosk No WLAN Card

Post#1 by tclam662 » 22 Feb 2016, 12:39

Hello,

Sorry for my bad English.

I am a Linux newbie preparing for a science fair project that required a kiosk for displaying web pages, I was give an unbranded hdmi compustick(named DiginosStick) that comes with Windows 10. I tried to run Porteus Kiosk 3.6.0 i486 from USB flash drive, but there were no SSIDs shown during the wireless network setup and the Wifi MAC address was blank.

I thought it is somehow related to a missing driver, the WLAN NIC was named "Broadcom 802.11n Wireless SDIO Adapter" in Windows 10 device manager(and work find in windows 10) and had a VID_02d0,PID_a9a6, after googling I am unable to find any useful information regarding the WLAN device.

I read some post suggesting that I should add "b43_blacklist.conf" (http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... rteus.html), as rootcopy is no longer used, I am confused at this step. After unpacking the Porteus-Kiosk-3.6.0-i486.iso, I found 000-kernel.xzm, 001-core.xzm, 003-settings.xzm and 004.wifi.xzm, should I comply a new xzm containing the b43_blacklist.conf in /etc/modprobe.d/ or should I put the conf in one of the xzm and re-comply?

Am I even in the right direction?

Thanks for helping out!!

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Re: Porteus Kiosk No WLAN Card

Post#2 by fanthom » 22 Feb 2016, 14:05

Hello tclam662,

Could be a matter of missing firmware in kiosk.
If possible please use wired connection during installation (if this stick does not support eth then you may have to use usb -> eth adapter), generate debug report in the wizard:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/screens/news/150829/report.png
and send to me on support@porteus-kiosk.org address.

If wired connection is not an option then you could boot latest Ubuntu and if wifi works then download and run this script:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/public/files/debug.sh
and send me debug report on the same address.

Each method is good for me.

"I read some post suggesting that I should add "b43_blacklist.conf""
This advice applies to Desktop edition only.

Than you.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Porteus Kiosk No WLAN Card

Post#3 by tclam662 » 29 Feb 2016, 00:18

fanthom wrote:Hello tclam662,

Could be a matter of missing firmware in kiosk.
If possible please use wired connection during installation (if this stick does not support eth then you may have to use usb -> eth adapter), generate debug report in the wizard:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/screens/news/150829/report.png
and send to me on support@porteus-kiosk.org address.

If wired connection is not an option then you could boot latest Ubuntu and if wifi works then download and run this script:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/public/files/debug.sh
and send me debug report on the same address.

Each method is good for me.

"I read some post suggesting that I should add "b43_blacklist.conf""
This advice applies to Desktop edition only.

Than you.
I tried booting into ubuntu but the wlan nic wasnt reconigzed(no ssid shown) also, the device lack a lan port and I dont have a usb lan adaptor. Are there other ways?

Thank you!

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Re: Porteus Kiosk No WLAN Card

Post#4 by fanthom » 29 Feb 2016, 17:33

You could generate report under Ubuntu -> save it on removable device -> send to me using Windows.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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