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Re: [trinity-users] Exe GNU/Linux: R14 versions: 486 and 686

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:51:48 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 14 Jul 2014, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Am Montag, 14. Juli 2014 schrieb Felmon Davis:
>> On Sun, 13 Jul 2014, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
>>
>>> Try this:
>>>
>>> dmesg | grep -i firm
>>>
>>> and post the output.
>>
>> that doesn't yield anything useful on my system and the firmware is
>> functioning!
>>
>> I thought
>>
>> lspci |grep -i control
>>
>> is better as it yields the chipset in my case:
>>
>> 05:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285
>> Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
>>
>> I don't have my other linux machine running here but as I said, it
>> coughs up Broadcom.
>>
>> then search for the firmware for your adapter.
>>
>> is my approach fundamentally mistaken?
>>
>> f.
>>
>
> If it's a firmware problem then you could simply try the brute-force 
> way and copy /lib/firmware from Mate to Exe GNU. If you're lucky, 
> it'll work. Most likely it won't work and you need to try a new 
> kernel from backports or testing.

and of course you are right that brute force is worth try. has never 
worked for me however.

F.

>
> Nik
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>>> Am Sonntag, 13. Juli 2014 schrieb Felmon Davis:
>>>> On Sun, 13 Jul 2014, Robert Peters wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks to all who replied to my post.
>>>>> Unfortunately, any version of TDE in my new laptop has in many places
>>>>> been unable to make an online connection.  It may be due to lack of
>>>>> drivers or firmware.
>>>>
>>>> so the question becomes what firmware do you need. you can figure out
>>>> which driver Mate is using or just look for the specs for the laptop
>>>> and find the firmware.
>>>>
>>>> people here can help. I don't recall but did you provide the model and
>>>> brand of laptop?
>>>>
>>>> the fact it is working in Mate means it will work in Trinity.
>>>>
>>>> I've had to fool around with Broadcom chipsets to get wifi working on
>>>> a Thinkpad I have. a bit of a hassle and then it's done.
>>>>
>>>> F.
>>>>
>>>>>  So for now I'm running Linux Mint (Debian Mate)
>>>>> with some Trinity apps and will have a go at this some time later.
>>>>> BTW, "Mate" refers to the Yerba Maté drink, not the British "matey".
>>>>>
>>>>> Robert
>>>>>
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-- 
Felmon Davis

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it 
can't be cured.
                 -- Anton Chekhov, "The Cherry Orchard"