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by straybit
13 May 2019, 00:53
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Browse Network button
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Browse Network button

Failed to open "/ on ". Message recipient disconnected from message bus without replying. Poteus_4_XFCE on ext4 usb pendrive. I noticed this while trying to get Broadcom WIFI to work but figured that it was lack of connection. WIFI is working now and I am posting this with Palemoon. I would like to...
by straybit
13 May 2019, 00:11
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: init: Id ´xi' respawning too fast [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 216

init: Id ´xi' respawning too fast [SOLVED]

There is an old saying, ¨Put brain in gear before engaging mouth!" I need to substitute fingers! :oops: After posting, I realized that the system shut down - not once, but twice - due to power cord not connected. I just rebooted without incident. :D I´ḿ in the process of testing LibreOffice from the...
by straybit
12 May 2019, 19:18
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: init: Id ´xi' respawning too fast [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 216

init: Id ´xi' respawning too fast [SOLVED]

Then, I have to wait 5 minutes till XFCE starts. If I try anything, it asks for password but says both ´toor' and ´guest´ are incorrect. This is Porteus_4 on a linux formatted pendrive on a Compaq Presario Notebook. I´ve been working with this for a couple of weeks and this is the first time it has ...
by straybit
08 May 2019, 12:06
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Uh! I didn't see any way to mark this thread solved. Of course - I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other three! :wall:
by straybit
08 May 2019, 11:15
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Thank you for your patience with me Donald. Thanks, also, for pointing out the icon - pictographs are a strange language to me. I´m using palemoon to write this - once I remebered to sign in :crazy: You are right, nanZor. It turned into a light gray triangle. And I even got thunar to start with Comp...
by straybit
08 May 2019, 00:36
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Put b43 into modules and configured wifi network using settings>network connections. (I have found no other entry dealing with network in the menu. I running XFCE if that matters.) reboot and shows networks available. Took me a while but I finally found the Network button on the desktop after I had ...
by straybit
06 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Realized as I was copying the response that I need to give a password somehow to connect with my router. root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -g b43 find: `/tmp/xdg-runtime-guest/gvfs': Permission denied You are missing required database files! Please run: usm -u all root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all fi...
by straybit
05 May 2019, 21:53
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

3.2.2 on Fat USB stick: root@porteus:/home/guest# ping [myrouter] connect: Network is unreachable root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci -vnn | grep -i net 00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3) 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM431...
by straybit
04 May 2019, 20:52
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Finding http://www.porteus.org/component/content/article/18-tutorials/internet-connection/144-howto-broadcom-wifi-under-porteus.html, I added the file to backlist wl and rebooted. In looking at etc/modprobe.d, my change was there. But so was another file: broadcom_blacklist.conf which contains a lin...
by straybit
04 May 2019, 20:11
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

There was no directions on yadi.sk - at least I don't read russian.
Put the module in porteus/modules and rebooted.
ifconfig still does not list wlan*, only eth and lo.
wifi says: = on
ping my router: network unreachable
by straybit
03 May 2019, 19:38
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci -vnn | grep -i net 00:14.0 Bridge [0680]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3) 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 02) root@porteus:/home/guest# grep -i firm /var/log/dmesg [ 0.10...
by straybit
02 May 2019, 23:09
Forum: General chat
Topic: Old News: Windows Notepad does Unix/Mac now
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Old News: Windows Notepad does Unix/Mac now

That would be nice. I still have to use wordpad to be able to make sense of porteus documents. I have 2 PCs with Win10.
by straybit
02 May 2019, 03:38
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Found another topic and refreshed some of my grey cells!
lspci: Broadcom Corporation BCM 80211b/g WLAN (rev02)
hth
by straybit
02 May 2019, 02:50
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Thanks, Donald. I found the problem with window size: the right side was off the screen. Click and hold on the header and was able to move it left and then could resize. Appreciate your instructions and will try that when I boot Porteus. I don't see windows identifying the chip set, although it did ...
by straybit
01 May 2019, 04:47
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Using on Vista pc SOLVED
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Using on Vista pc

Installed Porteus-XFCE-v4.0-x86_64.iso to CD and rebooted. Oh! Good! I can start learning Linux again. As I thought, I can't get the Broadcom WIFI to work. Will keep playing. Activated frozen-bubble-2.2.13-x86_64-bundle-xfce-dan.xzm (I may have wrong spelling of dan. I hand write and then have diffi...