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Thread: Knoppix and my wireless adapter problem

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    utu....in the network monitor there is only the networking string and not the wireless one which appears on my other notebook...this means the driver is not initialized i think

    meco....if i modify that file and then reboot....changes are not saved...it seems that my usb knoppix has no persistence....why?

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    You may be right.
    But I think one should first try to see if 'it just works'
    without getting into changing any files.
    I was delighted to find out in my case it did.

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    finally i found how to make it work:

    0) ethernet connection
    1) aptitude update
    2) aptitude install wireless-tools
    3) aptitude install firmware-b43-installer (accept package even if older and accept second package suggested)
    4) modprobe b43 (the only string to be repeated at every startup....maybe this depends on the blacklist)


    thanks all guys

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    Well done - welcome to Knoppix
    If you experience any erratic behavior of your internet connection it would be because you have both wl and b43 drivers loaded.You will have to find a way to blacklist wl - I never had b43 card and its just a guess.
    For auto loading of modprobe b43 you might want to put the command in /etc/rc.local
    Last edited by mecho; 07-27-2010 at 06:15 PM.

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    I echo that 'Well Done' to both titomax82 and mecho.

    I also offer the following as a summary for later BCM43XX readers:

    There are two useful answers in this thread:

    1. If the result of the command 'dmesg|grep -i bcm' includes the phrase
    'BCM4315' you can expect Knoppix 6.2.1 to take care of you
    right out of the box with no tweaks.

    1. If the result of the command 'dmesg|grep -i bcm' includes the phrase
    'BCM4318' you can follow the approach mecho & titomax82
    have delineated here.

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    Hello to all, what a great distro! have read along for awhile my first Knoppix install was v6.43 live cd to newer laptop HD. Then weeks latter another great release v6.44 dvd to upgrade that cd and all works well. Even got to keep "davyboy's" art work with the upgrade. Couldn't figure out why lost it on initial cd install had 10G partition with 2G swap. Have same problem as above now with older laptop using BCM4318. My question is will this http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php work without mecho & titomax82, et al fix? Any other fix come along? thanks jim

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    @jim3630

    Probably most folks here are using network manager, rather than wicd.

    I notice wicd is available on synaptic, so you could try that.
    You may have to disable network manager to avoid a conflict.

    If you go the wicd route, let us know if this approach works for you.

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    Utu, thanks for the info. Which network manager do you think most folks use? Rather than try something novel first would rather follow the proved path. But if I do try wicd will keep udaterd. thanks jim

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    @jm3630

    See post #15.
    Network manager is assumed there.
    AFAIK that answer is still correct in that context.
    Good luck, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mecho View Post
    @Utu

    He has BCM4318 card. It is not supported by broadcom-wl, but it is by b43.All he needs to do is make sure he has b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer, then uncomment the b43 driver. But I might be wrong. I do not own broadcom card

    Uncommenting b43 got my wireless working in v6.7.1 of Knoppix. The netbook I used has a BCM4313 network controler.

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