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<SOLVED>DDM cannot run in a live environment.

Started by 73, November 25, 2013, 08:23:04 PM

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I've got SparkyLinux LXDE installed to the hard drive of my Dell Inspiron Mini 990. My understanding is that the phrase "live environment" applies exclusively to running the OS on removable media.



I wish to modify the drivers for my machine using the DDM. I got it to run using the "--force" argument in terminal, but I was afraid to make any changes since it "can't run" and I don't want to screw it up.



Is there a "live" flag that I need to clear or something? Is it safe to run the DDM using --force  and make changes?



Thanks, and good job with SparkyLinux!

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#1
Ok ok. Working through this, I just went ahead and ran it in the console. I figure if I mess stuff up, I can just reinstall. It seems to have worked... but the real root of my issue was that I can't figure out how to get wifi going.



SparkyLinux recognizes my wireless adapter in the DDM, but wifi doesn't appear to be an option for network connections. If I click the network manager applet, I see only options for wired connection and VPN. I can manually add a wireless connection, but it doesn't connect to anything because wireless doesn't seem to be enabled.



Punching in

# iwconfig

outputs info on lo and eth0, but says there are no wireless connections.



I'm going to try the windows wireless driver tool.

pavroo

#2
What is your wireless device? Show me your "lspci" and "lsusb" results.
Nothing is easy as it looks. Danielle Steel
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#3
lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx DMI Bridge

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)

00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)

00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)

00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)

00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)





lsusb:

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 064e:8101 Suyin Corp.

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 005 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 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


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#4
Btw, I got the number wrong on the type of computer I'm running... it's a Dell Inspiron Mini 1012... ;;;;;;;;;;



Also, I didn't have much luck with the Windows wireless tool. Lets see if we can get it working without that for now.

pavroo

#5
Sparky has Broadcom drivers preinstalled, but you have to load the module, so try it first (as root):

Code:

modprobe -r b43
modprobe b43


if it does not work:

Code:

modprobe -r b44
modprobe b44


Then check networks at network-manager applet and let me know does it work or not.
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73

#6
That worked! Thanks for your quick and helpful responses.



How did you find those package codes? b43 and b44? What do they mean?

pavroo

#7
If you want to load the module automatically when the system starts,  add b43 (or b44) to /etc/modules file just before 'loop' word (one upper line). So it has to look like that:

Code:

b43
loop


Then restart the system to check it out.

The package name is broadcom-sta-source, firmware-b43-installer or firmware-b43legacy-installer.
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#8
Done. It worked, thanks!

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