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New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Post#16 by limotux » 16 Nov 2021, 15:09

limotux wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 14:58
Try to install/activate kernel-firmware
Doing it now. Downloading to /tmp/ will activate once done

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guest@porteus:~$ getpkg kernel-firmware
Checking that mirror is online ...

--2021-11-16 17:07:00--  https://dfw.mirror.rackspace.com/slackware//slackware64-current/FILELIST.TXT
Resolving dfw.mirror.rackspace.com (dfw.mirror.rackspace.com)... 74.205.112.120
Connecting to dfw.mirror.rackspace.com (dfw.mirror.rackspace.com)|74.205.112.120|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1412536 (1.3M) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘/tmp/getpkg/FILELIST.TXT’

FILELIST.TXT      100%[===========>]   1.35M   244KB/s    in 30s     

2021-11-16 17:07:33 (45.4 KB/s) - ‘/tmp/getpkg/FILELIST.TXT’ saved [1412536/1412536]

It is ,txz, right clicked, installed.
What next?

EDIT: I can only see "wired connection" no WiFi. :wall:
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Post#17 by limotux » 16 Nov 2021, 15:17

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Downloading: kernel-firmware-20211115_f5d5195-noarch-1.txz   DONE 
Converting kernel-firmware-20211115_f5d5195-noarch-1.txz ...
kdesu: Unknown option 'x'.

 Processing finished. 
Your files are in: /tmp/
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kdesu: Unknown option 'x'.
OK?

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Post#18 by babam » 16 Nov 2021, 15:58

Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#19 by beny » 16 Nov 2021, 17:05

hi you have yet included into the lib/module/firmware:/lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
/lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw dig on the kernel module directory for the /lib/modules/5.15.2-porteus/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/b43/b43.ko.zst,in a terminal you have to load it with modprobe,after this lsmod in terminal show you if you have loaded the kernel module try to start network manager.porteus like slackware do not have all the modules of kernel build inside the kernel the vmlinuz like this is a huge weight,porteus is a light system, and you know slackware is a not automated distro all you want you have to build by yourself.

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Post#20 by beny » 16 Nov 2021, 22:25

ps: ln -s /path/to/module.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`
depmod -a
modprobe module
this help you to link the modules you need into the modules directory that work, depmod -a check if it is ready and modprobe load it, and sorry but you have to extract from .zst to .ko and this is better network manager check the new connection when is available

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Post#21 by limotux » 17 Nov 2021, 14:04

Ed_P wrote:
16 Nov 2021, 13:45
If you want a more complete system you should use one of the Porteus 4.0 distributions.
You mean Porteus 4.0 would work out of the box?

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Post#22 by babam » 17 Nov 2021, 14:12

limotux, Porteus 3.2.2 work out of the box.
Sorry, my English is bad.

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Post#23 by limotux » 17 Nov 2021, 14:14

babam wrote:
17 Nov 2021, 14:12
Porteus 3.2.2 work out of the box.
I already downloaded 4.0 and did USB
I will see. If not I'll try 3.2.2 as you say

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Post#24 by limotux » 17 Nov 2021, 14:49

are you sure 3.2.2 only NOT 4.0 work out of the box?

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Post#25 by Jack » 17 Nov 2021, 14:53

My WiFi stop working after 3.2rc5.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#26 by Ed_P » 17 Nov 2021, 15:15

limotux wrote:
17 Nov 2021, 14:49
are you sure 3.2.2 only NOT 4.0 work out of the box?
Pretty sure for broadcom. And if it doesn't check these links:

[HOWTO] Broadcom wifi under Porteus
Version 4.0 questions (Post by Blaze #64647)
No Wifi connection (Post by Blaze #78177)

And here are a couple of scripts I used for a netbook with Porteus 4.0 and a broadcom nic.
broadcomrc32-1.sh

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#!/bin/sh
# https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=5823&start=75#p45413

ls /etc/modprobe.d/*blacklist.conf
ls /var/log/packages/broadcom-*
ls /var/log/scripts/broadcom-*
#sudo lspci

ARCH=`echo $MACHTYPE | sed -e 's/-.*$//'`                #x86_64
KERNEL=`uname -a`

echo 
echo "Arch:  " $ARCH
echo "Kernel: "${KERNEL:14:14}


echo
echo -en "Press Enter to remove old driver files, Ctrl+C to end.\n"
read answer

# The following will remove all obsolete files:

rm /etc/modprobe.d/b43_blacklist.conf
rm /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom_blacklist.conf
rm /var/log/packages/broadcom-sta-6.30.223.248-$ARCH-1ftm
rm /var/log/packages/broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271_4.4.3_porteus-$ARCH-1jay
rm /var/log/scripts/broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271_4.4.3_porteus-$ARCH-1jay
rm -r /usr/doc/broadcom-sta-6.30.223.141
rm -r /usr/doc/broadcom-sta-6.30.223.271


# If we wish to install the current wl.ko for some particular kernel you have just 
# compiled (say 4.4.10-porteus, for example), the following will do all the job:

wget --no-check-certificate https://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.1/network/broadcom-sta.tar.gz
tar xf broadcom-sta.tar.gz
cd broadcom-sta/

wget --no-check-certificate https://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_271.tar.gz
wget --no-check-certificate https://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_271.tar.gz
wget --no-check-certificate https://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README_6.30.223.271.txt

KERNEL=4.4.10-porteus broadcom-sta.SlackBuild

echo $KERNEL

installpkg /tmp/broadcom-sta-*_SBo.tgz
broadcomrc32-2.sh

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#!/bin/sh
# https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?p=64647#p64647

# Download b43-firmware-classic-5.100.138-1-noarch.xzm and copy to modules folder of Porteus.
# http://www.mediafire.com/file/lsdn0vh8a4u5ypw/b43-firmware-classic-5.100.138-1-noarch.xzm

su
#toor
cp    /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom_blacklist.conf /home/guest/Backups/
cp    /etc/modprobe.d/b43_blacklist.conf      /home/guest/Backups/
echo 'blacklist wl' > /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom_blacklist.conf
echo 'blacklist wl' > /etc/modprobe.d/b43_blacklist.conf
echo "Reboot"

su
#toor
dmesg | grep -i b43
modprobe b43
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Post#27 by nanZor » 19 Nov 2021, 08:20

Limotux - Porteus is not like all the other 1-4gb download children. :)

Also too, note that Porteus is designed to be "portable". You may face this situation often if you actually are using it in portable fashion, especially with machines that are ancient / going into vintage category.

If the above doesn't work, consider giving your machine a nice little upgrade with an external modern usb wifi dongle that IS supported by more common modern chipsets. I've had good luck with Panda, but there are many others.

By doing this with an external dongle, you'll generally get better performance being external rather than from a decrepid old internal wifi. Perhaps even add 5ghz ac capabilities depending on model. The old internal is simply not detected / used and the modern dongle gets supported automatically.

Once found, as a portable warrior, you'll never have to worry again if you come across vintage gear AND you will never face the catch-22 of trying to download drivers when you can't get online in the first place. :)
That's a UNIX book - cool. -Garth

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Post#28 by babam » 19 Nov 2021, 10:18

Solved?
Sorry, my English is bad.

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