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How to install Broadcom STA driver on Puppy 5
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Deacon


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PostPosted: Wed 22 May 2013, 21:57    Post subject: Racy 5.5 attempted STA install fail
Subject description: Boy did I screw this up
 

Update: Ok, b43 is back (and I presume still requiring some restarts), so this isn't a huge priority anymore, but I'd still like to see if the STA is superior so any input is welcome on where I might have goofed.

Hello,

Version: Racy 5.5, latest update
Machine: HP-Mini 110-1046NR, I believe it's a Broadcom 4312.

I've used Puppy a lot over the past couple of years as a novice, but decided to drop my old distro altogether and installed Puppy (full install, not a frugal). However, I noticed the B43 driver kept dropping on my machine within 20 minutes or so, so I tried to follow the instructions to try the STA driver (which I was under the impression worked on my laptop before with another distro) and I am pretty sure I did everything sort of right at least.

First I attempted to just use the Broadcom 5.6.48.36 pet, blacklist the b43 and ssb modules, and reboot. This completely disconnected the wireless, so I unblacklisted, removed the pet, and rebooted again. This restored the connection so I attempted to use the Racy delta k3.0.66 pet with v5.100.82.112_patched multi-pet.

After rebooting, it listed wlan as wl but with x's instead of the type of wireless card. Attached is a picture.

I've currently uninstalled the two pets, used bootmanager to put back b43 and ssb, and I am on a wired connection to test at least getting back where I was before the install. I am now rebooting, but either way I would still like to figure out what I did wrong to get the STA working.

Erm, guess this is where I say somebody please help! (not quite urgent anymore though)
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Location: Malvern, Worcs, UK

PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2013, 02:36    Post subject: Re: Racy 5.5 attempted STA install fail
Subject description: Boy did I screw this up
 

Deacon wrote:
Update: Ok, b43 is back (and I presume still requiring some restarts), so this isn't a huge priority anymore, but I'd still like to see if the STA is superior so any input is welcome on where I might have goofed.

Hello,

Version: Racy 5.5, latest update
Machine: HP-Mini 110-1046NR, I believe it's a Broadcom 4312.

I've used Puppy a lot over the past couple of years as a novice, but decided to drop my old distro altogether and installed Puppy (full install, not a frugal). However, I noticed the B43 driver kept dropping on my machine within 20 minutes or so, so I tried to follow the instructions to try the STA driver (which I was under the impression worked on my laptop before with another distro) and I am pretty sure I did everything sort of right at least.

First I attempted to just use the Broadcom 5.6.48.36 pet, blacklist the b43 and ssb modules, and reboot. This completely disconnected the wireless, so I unblacklisted, removed the pet, and rebooted again. This restored the connection so I attempted to use the Racy delta k3.0.66 pet with v5.100.82.112_patched multi-pet.

After rebooting, it listed wlan as wl but with x's instead of the type of wireless card. Attached is a picture.

I've currently uninstalled the two pets, used bootmanager to put back b43 and ssb, and I am on a wired connection to test at least getting back where I was before the install. I am now rebooting, but either way I would still like to figure out what I did wrong to get the STA working.

Erm, guess this is where I say somebody please help! (not quite urgent anymore though)


Hi Deacon

The "x"'s are not a problem - the wl driver has installed correctly with the Racy delta k3.0.66 pet with v5.100.82.112_patched multi-pet.

Did you try to make a connection with the wl driver loaded?

If your connection is dropping out with SNS I suggest you need to try Frisbee as your network manager - unfortunately Racy does not have Frisbee (other Puppies like Slacko and Precise do).

Rerwin has recently updated Frisbee a lot, but I don't think his new version will work with Racy - you could try this older version:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64472&start=85

Rerwin's new version is here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64472&start=246

Cheers
peebee

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PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2013, 12:54    Post subject: Re: Racy 5.5 attempted STA install fail
Subject description: Boy did I screw this up
 

peebee wrote:
Hi Deacon

The "x"'s are not a problem - the wl driver has installed correctly with the Racy delta k3.0.66 pet with v5.100.82.112_patched multi-pet.

Did you try to make a connection with the wl driver loaded?

If your connection is dropping out with SNS I suggest you need to try Frisbee as your network manager - unfortunately Racy does not have Frisbee (other Puppies like Slacko and Precise do).

Rerwin has recently updated Frisbee a lot, but I don't think his new version will work with Racy - you could try this older version:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64472&start=85

Rerwin's new version is here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64472&start=246

Cheers
peebee


Thanks! If I have more connection problems I will try that. To my surprise, the connection has been on since this morning (and last night) without dropping once, which leaves me sadly wondering if I've inadvertently discovered the ideal setup for this computer by the leaving of some package I haven't removed.

If it drops again I will go with Frisbee. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jun 2013, 10:06    Post subject: Not working for me
Subject description: Using mijnpup
 

I have mijnpup and wanted to install the wl driver. But the pet provided by you didnot do anything. I blacklisted b43 but after restart it started working again and there was no wl driver, when I tried to search for it. am I missing something here because I just downloaded the pet and tried to install it, didnt download or install anything else on my mijnpup linux.
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Joined: 21 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 09 Jun 2013, 11:10    Post subject: Re: Not working for me
Subject description: Using mijnpup
 

amitk89 wrote:
But the pet provided by you didnot do anything.


Hi there

You need to give much more information on what exactly you have tried to install - which pet? - and more details of mijnpup as that is not one I am familiar with - is it a derivative? of which base pup? which kernel? etc.

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