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Broadcom-STA "wl" wifi drivers
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 05:12    Post subject:  

Welcome. I don't have the 64 bit Tahrpup, but peebee's .pet (the amd64 version) should be able to be downloaded (from the smokey01 site) & installed via file manager (just click on the .pet - takes under a minute).
That should automatically do the necessary blacklisting of conflicting modules. A reboot is then required (save session if frugal install). Then the connect tool (choosing simple network setup) should offer you wlan0 to connect to. Hope that helps.
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bdkemp1952

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 21:20    Post subject:  

ozsouth wrote:
Welcome. I don't have the 64 bit Tahrpup, but peebee's .pet (the amd64 version) should be able to be downloaded (from the smokey01 site) & installed via file manager (just click on the .pet - takes under a minute).
That should automatically do the necessary blacklisting of conflicting modules. A reboot is then required (save session if frugal install). Then the connect tool (choosing simple network setup) should offer you wlan0 to connect to. Hope that helps.


Wow, works great! Thanks so much. This is really awesome.
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peebee


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Feb 2016, 03:07    Post subject:  

bdkemp1952 wrote:
ozsouth wrote:
Hope that helps.

Wow, works great! Thanks so much. This is really awesome.

Thanks @ozsouth for the clear instructions.

Glad it works for you @bdkemp1952 Very Happy

666philb has now uploaded the pets to the tahrpup repositories so they should be available via his excellent download and update mechanisms so I'll remove the link to smokey01

Cheers
peebee

p.s. @mavrothal made the 64 bit pet so thanks are also due to him

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Apr 2016, 15:26    Post subject:  

PPM made me uninstall the multi-kernel pet on page 1 due to kernel incompatibility. Are there any made for:

#Note: Ubuntu 14.10 is named Utopic Unicorn.
DISTRO_NAME='Quirky Unicorn'
#version number of this distribution:
DISTRO_VERSION=6.2.1
#The distro whose binary packages were used to build this distribution:
DISTRO_BINARY_COMPAT='ubuntu'
DISTRO_COMPAT_VERSION='utopic'
#the kernel pet package used:
DISTRO_KERNEL_PET='linux_kernel-3.16.6-nopae-builtin_aufs_f2fs_squashfs_zram-i586-unicorn.pet'

Just bought a new HP Stream and really need that wifi working...
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016, 02:55    Post subject:  

slavvo67 wrote:
Are there any made for:
DISTRO_KERNEL_PET='linux_kernel-3.16.6-nopae

Best I can suggest is follow the HowTo at:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=884946#884946

Being Quirky rather than Puppy, it is not possible to get the correct compiling environment other than by downloading and installing Quirky....

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boof

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr 2016, 22:50    Post subject:  

PeeBee:
the source files at ubuntu for ubuntu and debian cannot be decompressed by my system-their .xz is not recognised, neither is all_Debian.

whot to do? thx
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boof

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr 2016, 22:59    Post subject:  

PeeBee
<Here is the 32-bit wl driver for Slacko-6.3.0 k3.14.55-nopae as a .pet:

broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet>

== Error 404

Makes life hard.
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boof

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Apr 2016, 00:34    Post subject:  

I have WL.ko installed, but cannot load it. It appears to be in wrong place. Have deleted all broadcom drivers but this one from /lib/modules/3.14.55/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ wl.ko is here.
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Apr 2016, 02:07    Post subject:  

boof wrote:
PeeBee
<Here is the 32-bit wl driver for Slacko-6.3.0 k3.14.55-nopae as a .pet:

broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet>

== Error 404

Makes life hard.

Sorry...

link should be:
http://www.smokey01.com/peebee/broadcom/slacko-6.3.0/broadcom_wl_v6.30.223.271_x86_32-k3.14.55_nopae_s630.pet

Amended in original post.

Slack0-6.3.0 definitely has .xz compression - what system were you using???

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Apr 2016, 22:24    Post subject:  

Many thanks to PeeBee and all who helped with the 64 bit driver. My Dell inspiron running slacko 6.3 now has wifi. I had a difficult time because I only blacklisted one module. After days of pulling my hair out searching the internet for answers i finally returned here and noticed that PeeBee suggested to blacklist two modules. After I blacklisted the second module it worked perfect. Thanks Again
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Robin2

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jul 2016, 14:06    Post subject:  

I have a HP 15 laptop with a Broadcom BCM43142 WiFi card which is not one of the standard devices. I have got it working with TahrPup 6.0.5 following the advice in an earlier post to download a PET.

There seems to be no equivalent PET for Xenial Pup and i wonder if anyone can tell me how I would arrange to get it working with Xenial?

Thanks

...R
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jul 2016, 07:14    Post subject:  

Robin2 wrote:
I have a HP 15 laptop with a Broadcom BCM43142 WiFi card which is not one of the standard devices. I have got it working with TahrPup 6.0.5 following the advice in an earlier post to download a PET.

There seems to be no equivalent PET for Xenial Pup and i wonder if anyone can tell me how I would arrange to get it working with Xenial?

Thanks

...R

Hi
The proprietary wl driver has to be compiled for each kernel - so until XenialPup is released and its kernel version known and fixed there won't be an official wl driver available - bit "chicken and egg" but applies to all drivers that don't come as part of the kernel.

In the meantime you could compile your own - instructions here

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Robin2

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jul 2016, 10:06    Post subject:  

Thanks. I had found those instructions but I am not experienced with that stuff.

I did download the source code but I could not figure out the LINUX_VERSION - firstly because there seem to be several versions mentioned and secondly because the style is unfamilar
#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 14)
What do those 3 numbers mean? Does this example mean version 2.6.14? Or are they code numbers of 3 different versions?

In any case, XenialPup uses Kernel 4.5.2 and I could see nothing in the two files mentioned that seems to match that.

I also found this link which seems to suggest that it will work with any kernel version
Quote:
This will build a Ubuntu package for Ubuntu 14.04 or later. The Kernel module will build automatically for all your installed Kernel versions with the help of DKMS and apply patching as required after the package is installed on the target system.

but, while PuppyPackageManager reports that it installs correctly nothing seems to happen.

As far as I can see a successful build or installation should produce a module call wl.ko - but that does not seem to get created by that .deb

Thanks. And any other suggestions will be appreciated.

If I get it working I will be happy to share the result.

...R
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2016, 07:50    Post subject:  

Broadcom module for Fluxpup 1.6.1 k3.9.11pae available via link http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=00523049224911719017
Need to skiplist b43, bcma, brcmsmac, ssb (in /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG). Then copy wl.ko to /lib/modules/3.9.11/kernel/drivers/net/wireless.
Then run depmod in terminal & reboot. Connect via SNS. Will show as eth1 (most likely).
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ozsouth

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct 2016, 06:38    Post subject: Tahr 605 nonpae wl alternate  

Couldn't get the ibiblio listed wl.ko driver working for tahrpup 6.0.5 no-pae, so I compiled my own.

Available via link http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=03874852566945168883
Need to skiplist b43, bcma, brcmsmac, ssb (in /etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG). Then copy wl.ko to /lib/modules/3.14.56/kernel/drivers/net/wireless.
Then run depmod in terminal & reboot. Connect via SNS. Will show as eth1 (most likely).
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