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How to install Broadcom STA driver on Puppy 5
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john3voltas

Joined: 23 May 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 12:23    Post subject:  

Hi rjbrewer,

I've tried puppeee already and I couldn't make my wifi work.
So I guess I need to install the Broadcom STA driver.
Would be nice if in the future puppeee would add this driver automatically.
Do you think I can install this driver in puppeee using this pet file (just as I did in puppy 5.2.5)?

Cheers
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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Mon 23 May 2011, 13:41    Post subject:  

john3voltas wrote:
Hi rjbrewer,

I've tried puppeee already and I couldn't make my wifi work.
So I guess I need to install the Broadcom STA driver.
Would be nice if in the future puppeee would add this driver automatically.
Do you think I can install this driver in puppeee using this pet file (just as I did in puppy 5.2.5)?

Cheers


It's easy to try a .pet just by clicking on it.
If it doesn't work, click on it in the ppm (package manager) to
remove it.

Puppeee has threads in the forum and it's own web site.
Maybe the 4.4 beta version has the right drivers for you.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy44

Oops, that's puppy 4.4 which I think is also made by Jemimah,
the builder of Puppeee? Latest Puppeee beta?

Google for Puppeee broadcom.

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piratesmack


Joined: 16 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Tue 24 May 2011, 15:03    Post subject:  

john3voltas wrote:

My question is: can I use this PET package in Puppeee 4.3?
I'd say I can't, right? Probably because kernel version is not the same.


No, probably not.

The driver would need to be rebuilt using Puppeee's kernel source.
I don't have an eeepc, but I'll see if I can get puppeee to boot in a VM and build you a pet package. edit: sorry, couldn't get it to boot

Btw, Fluppy has the broadcom driver preinstalled
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john3voltas

Joined: 23 May 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 25 May 2011, 09:58    Post subject:  

piratesmack wrote:
No, probably not.
The driver would need to be rebuilt using Puppeee's kernel source.

That's what I thought.

Quote:
Btw, Fluppy has the broadcom driver preinstalled

But Fluppy has no Eee support. Sad
BTW, what exactly is the difference between Puppy and Puppeee?
I'm willing to use any Puppy that has Eee support AND the Broadcom STA driver. What should I do?
TIA
Cheers
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piratesmack


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PostPosted: Fri 27 May 2011, 05:01    Post subject:  

Hmm... give this a try:
http://puppeee.com/files/Drivers/wl_5.60.48.36-atom.pet

I found it while searching Jemimah's server for the Puppeee kernel source (which I couldn't find for 2.6.33.2atom)
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john3voltas

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PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2011, 06:29    Post subject:  

Hi piratesmack,
Would that pet be broadcom sta driver for puppeee?
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piratesmack


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PostPosted: Sun 29 May 2011, 14:56    Post subject:  

john3voltas wrote:
Hi piratesmack,
Would that pet be broadcom sta driver for puppeee?
Cheers


Yes, I think it is
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jason.b.c


Joined: 08 Feb 2006
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Location: Marshfield,MO

PostPosted: Sat 01 Oct 2011, 21:36    Post subject:  

i have followed all instructions here and i still don't have wireless..

see my thread here.... http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72173


any advice????

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registereduser

Joined: 11 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 08:26    Post subject:  

i could not get any of this to work Confused

i download puppy linux "racy" and installed it to a flash drive
then installed truecrypt
then vlc
then was going to install broadcom wi-fi drivers but it said there is none in the software list. Crying or Very sad

so I found this forum, download the .pet file, ran it. the installer said it installed to the system menu, but there is nothing new in the system menu and the wi-fi light is off, and no data goes through.

i don't know how to black list or anything, and modprobe was telling me

rmmod ssb
ERROR: module ssb does not exist in /proc/modules

modprobe -r wl

FATAL: module wl not found.

modprobe wl

FATAL module wl not found

it's been 8 hours and I cant get it to work, it's 4:30 am so i am going to sleep. goodnight Sad
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mgh

Joined: 03 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 22:39    Post subject:  

Has anyone figured hoe to make the broadcom work with Racy Puppy?
I have a Dell Studio with a broadcom card. The card shows up in the network configuration screen, but it cannot establish a connection.

I can tell I am not the only one that is having problems with this card.

A laptop with no wireless isn't worth much Smile

Thanks for any help.
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cowboy


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 02:03    Post subject: broadcom and puppy 5  

The success rate on broadcom drivers (at least out of the box) and Puppy seems to vary between releases. For example, on my Dell laptop with a bmc4311, Lupu 5.2.8 will not work, but 5.2.5 works OOTB. I'd suggest trying a few different puppies in the "official" chain, back to about Lupu 525 and see what sort of luck you have. Might also try Slacko 5.3.1, that also works with this wifi setup.

Bueno suerte....

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mgh

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 12:04    Post subject:  

Hey thanks!

I installed slacko 5.3.1, ran the 'connect' simple set up. and got connected.

Much appreciated.

Now I guess I have to read up on the differences between the different versions of Puppy.
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karm2865


Joined: 20 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2012, 16:17    Post subject:  

thank you piratesmack it is working so far on a Dell latitude D600 laptop Puppy Linux Lucid 528 Kernel Linux 2.6.33.2 (i686)
see
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=631747#631747
for more info.
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peebee


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jun 2012, 05:17    Post subject: Further Broadcom reading / resources  

Just to make people aware that updated versions of the Broadcom STA wl driver are available for a number of Puppies (lupu, slacko, wary, racy, saluki, exprimo, precise) here:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76495

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 15:00    Post subject:  

This saved my crashed Dell Inspiron. Thank you so much. Now I have wireless back.
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