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just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« on: March 14, 2013, 03:57:58 pm »
just installed Linpus lite 1.9 on a dell insprion but cannot get it to wireless ,have followed the info in the linpus set up guide .tells you to go to the launch manager ,have looked for the search launch manager and cannot find it on the system or any where to download it Thanks

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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 04:30:41 pm »
Hi tonys666, and welcome to the forum :)

Before we "try" to feel our way through Linpus .. is there any particular reason you chose Linpus ?

You'll find it hard going finding hep for that distro, as very few people use it .. I'm not saying we can't help, just that it will be harder work than if you chose a different distro.



Is there anything in the menus that refers to "Package Manager", or Software Centre" etc ?

Can you say which model of inspiron .. and whether you are using the built wireless, or a USB wireless adapter.

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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 06:17:02 pm »
Looking at Quick Start Guide it would appear that they are using Gnome:
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Launch manager is a quick and simple control panel for you to change your systems major settings.
You can click the launch manager icon in the top right corner of Gnome panel or launch via the function keys

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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 12:19:58 pm »
for years have used Ubuntu on all pcs but need on the that will work on a touchscreen  tryed many ubuntus ,other distro but unable to get the to touchscreen on my dell insprion all in one with touchcsreen .looked around tryed linpus and it work on the pc but no wireless pc as built in wireless .have looked in package manger etc
also looked in the launch manager on Gnome where there no notifcation of any thing to do with wireless connections but  if i could get my ubuntu to touchscreen would use it.Thanks

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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 12:56:24 pm »
OK, Linpus AFAIK is based on Fedora, let's try to discover which wireless adapter you have ..

What model of Inspiron ?

Can you open a terminal and send the output from these commands:
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sudo lshw -C network
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
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lsusb
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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 03:33:32 pm »
[tonys666@localhost ~]$ sudo lshw -C network
  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:17 memory:feafc000-feafffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: em1
       version: 03
       serial: 00:26:2d:1f:d8:36
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168d-1.fw ip=192.168.0.11 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:43 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fdfff000-fdffffff memory:fdff8000-fdffbfff memory:febe0000-febf


[tonys666@localhost ~]$ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)


[tonys666@localhost ~]$ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
[tonys666@localhost ~]$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6310 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 13fd:0840 Initio Corporation
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1926:007a NextWindow 1950 HID Touchscreen
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0566:3002 Monterey International Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub









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Re: just installed linpus lite 1.9 unable to get it to wireless
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 05:34:14 pm »
OK, try this ..

Make sure you're PC is connected to your router by an ethernet cable and has an active internet connection whilst you run these commands

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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mkdir ~/wireless-driver
then
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cd ~/wireless-driver
then
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wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2
then
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tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2
then
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cd ~/wireless-driver/broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4/linux
then
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta.o
then
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43
then
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sudo modprobe -r b43
then
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sudo modprobe b43

Does your wireless spring to life ?

Check it still works after a reboot.
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