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Re: Adding a wireless connection in Peppermint 3
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2013, 05:14:24 pm »
run:
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sudo modprobe b43
did wireless spring to life ?

if so, run:
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sudo gedit /etc/modules

and add a single NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:-

b43

Save the file .. reboot to test.



If that works, let me know .. because it might be a good idea to install firmware-b43-installer from the repos now.

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Re: Adding a wireless connection in Peppermint 3
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2013, 06:20:26 pm »
Yep - the wireless connection worked on reboot, too, so all is well. 
If others are having similar difficulty, then it would a good idea to have the installer in the repositories. 
My thanks yet again!  My mate now has an ex-Vista laptop running Peppermint flawlessly. 

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Re: Adding a wireless connection in Peppermint 3
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2013, 06:41:39 pm »
The installer *is* in the repositories .. it's just that without a wired connection you had no way of getting it.
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Re: Adding a wireless connection in Peppermint 3
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 06:55:53 pm »
Ah, I understand.
In fact, then, I didn't need another PC as I am knee-deep in Ethernet cables.  OK, so I exaggerate.  I did cotton on eventually and didn't bother with the second PC. 
The owner of the laptop has only wireless so I needed to get it going. 

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Re: Adding a wireless connection in Peppermint 3
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2013, 07:02:10 pm »
Yeah, I only gave you the OFFLINE instructions as you said the wired connection wasn't working :)
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