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Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« on: October 13, 2013, 05:28:13 pm »
Hi everyone and today I decided to install peppermint os on my old netbook (dell inspiron mini 10) since windows xp was being slow. All was well except that my wifi was not working. So according to marks instructions on an old thread http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=9939.0 I decided to try sudo lshw -C network on terminal. Here are the results   *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:24:e8:94:37:32
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/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 autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.17 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:40 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d8410000-d8410fff memory:d8400000-d840ffff memory:d8420000-d843ffff
  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       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:d8000000-d8003fff
If anyone has a solution to this issue I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 05:34:11 pm »
IGNORE THIS POSTING .. SEE MY NEXT ONE

Connect to your router with an ethernet cable.

Open a terminal (Ctr;+Alt+T), and run:
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sudo apt-get install b43 firmware-b43-installer
then
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sudo modprobe b43
did your wireless spring to life ?
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 05:39:36 pm »
No When I input-ed the first option I got E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 05:44:44 pm »
Ignore the above anyway .. just spotted the LP-PHY

First make sure the Software Manager, Synaptic package manager, and the Software Updater are all CLOSED .. and that you're connected to your router with an ethernet cable.

THEN open a terminal and run:
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sudo modprobe -r b43
then
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sudo apt-get install b43 firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
then
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sudo modprobe b43
did your wireless spring to life ?

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 05:48:45 pm »
No this time I got  sudo modprobe -r b43
[sudo] password for
 sudo apt-get install b43 firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package b43
E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
mamu@mamu-Inspiron-1010 ~ $ sudo modprobe b43

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 05:50:02 pm »
Are you connected to your router with an ethernet cable ?
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 05:51:35 pm »
Yes I am typing to you from chromium on the same laptop.

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 05:52:51 pm »
Run:
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sudo apt-get update
then try those commands again.
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 05:57:09 pm »
No I got sudo modprobe -r b43
 ~ $ sudo apt-get install b43 firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package b43
~ $ sudo modprobe b43

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 06:01:38 pm »
if you fire up the Synpatic package manager .. then go to settings > repositories > peppermint software (tab)

are the 4 top boxes ticked ?
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 06:04:14 pm »
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 06:08:30 pm »
Yes they are ticked.

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 06:12:26 pm »
what's the contents of
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gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and is this a hard drive install of Peppermint 4, or a liveCD ?
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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 06:15:29 pm »
Sorry, my mistake ..

First make sure the Software Manager, Synaptic package manager, and the Software Updater are all CLOSED .. and that you're connected to your router with an ethernet cable.

THEN open a terminal and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo modprobe -r b43
then
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
then
Code: [Select]
sudo modprobe b43
did your wireless spring to life ?

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Re: Peppermint os 4 wifi not working.
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 06:16:09 pm »
I already installed peppermint to hardrive using an usb. The sources list says #deb cdrom:[Peppermint 4 _Four_ - Release i386 (20130502)]/ raring main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security multiverse

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