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Chipset broken or uncompatible driver ? [solved]
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lucmars

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct 2012, 11:19    Post subject:  Chipset broken or uncompatible driver ? [solved]
Subject description: hp pavilion dm1-2140sf puppy wary 5.3.3
 

Hello everybody

I got a hp pavilion dm1-2140sf running puppy wary 5.3.3 on an USB key.

The connection wizard shows only the Ethernet chipset (Realtek) but not the wireless chipset (Broadcom).

In such case, is it a driver related problem or a problem with the wireless chipset itself ?

This notebook has a button to activate the wifi (I guess) and according to its lights the wifi seems to be off (red) when wary is starting though I can turn in on after (blue) but that doesn't rise a Wlan interface in the connection wizard.

Thanks for your help.

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Ray MK


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct 2012, 12:15    Post subject:  

Hi lucmars - welcome to the kennels (Puppyland)

If I’m not mistaken, your laptop has about 3gig of ram and a 64bit AMD proc.

With that in mind - consider Fatdog64 - very nice.
Alternatively, any of pemasu’s Exprimo puppy’s.

The above almost certainly have the Broadcom wifi drivers needed.
Wary, I’m sure does not.

HTH - very best regards - Ray

Another good choice would be Precise Puppy.

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lucmars

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct 2012, 18:43    Post subject:  

Ray MK wrote:
Hi lucmars - welcome to the kennels (Puppyland)

If I’m not mistaken, your laptop has about 3gig of ram and a 64bit AMD proc.


Hi Ray, yes for the RAM and yes for the proc though it's just an Athlon but AMD is tied to the 64bit arch.

Ray MK wrote:
With that in mind - consider Fatdog64 - very nice.
Alternatively, any of pemasu’s Exprimo puppy’s.
The above almost certainly have the Broadcom wifi drivers needed.
Wary, I’m sure does not.

If you sure that Wary can't do nothing so why not trying an other distro, thanks for your list of choice.

Nonetheless, the point is to differenciate the logic of the connection wizard (SNS or the advanced one, or else) with a hardware problem.

Before I bother the dev's connection wizard, does anyone here have a clue about that ?

Many thanks
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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2012, 02:05    Post subject:  

Specs:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=4300881&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4247653

"""""

Confusing....network drivers used.

Ralink 2011 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter

Atheros 2011 Wireless LAN Drive

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7

Realtek PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Driver


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5039145&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4247653&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4062

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" pemasu’s Exprimo puppy’s. "

DpupExprimo5X327 >>an earlier series....my pick

http://smokey01.com/pemasu/DpupSqueeze5X/DpupExprimo5X327

squeeze-5.X.3.2.7-SCSI.iso 23-Feb-2012 15:36 150M

It uses Frisbee.

Chris.
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nooby

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2012, 05:26    Post subject: Re: Chipset broken or uncompatible driver ?
Subject description: hp pavilion dm1-2140sf puppy wary 5.3.3
 

lucmars wrote:
Hello everybody

I got a hp pavilion dm1-2140sf running puppy wary 5.3.3 on an USB key.

The connection wizard shows only the Ethernet chipset (Realtek) but not the wireless chipset (Broadcom).

In such case, is it a driver related problem or a problem with the wireless chipset itself ?

This notebook has a button to activate the wifi (I guess) and according to its lights the wifi seems to be off (red) when wary is starting though I can turn in on after (blue) but that doesn't rise a Wlan interface in the connection wizard.

Thanks for your help.


My first Acer D250 had a similar problem.
Also had such a switch. Sometimes one had to boot
into dreaded Ms Win to and go to their hardware handler
and reactivate it from there.

But it can help to shut it down and then take out battery
and let it be some minute that way so the caps discharge
and then put battery back again and boot into linux and
it should work again. But it is important you don't have
a power plug connected.

Let us hope that get it back or else boot into Ms win
and let it restore the HW list of what is active.

I will not follow the thread I have nothing to add just retell my story.

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lucmars

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2012, 17:38    Post subject: Re:[solved] Chipset broken or uncompatible driver ?
Subject description: hp pavilion dm1-2140sf puppy wary 5.3.3
 

nooby wrote:


My first Acer D250 had a similar problem.
Also had such a switch. Sometimes one had to boot
into dreaded Ms Win to and go to their hardware handler
and reactivate it from there.

But it can help to shut it down and then take out battery
and let it be some minute that way so the caps discharge
and then put battery back again and boot into linux and
it should work again. But it is important you don't have
a power plug connected.


I'm writing over a wireless connection with this pavilion running precise-puppy.
So the Ray's advice was the first right, the Nooby's procedure is recommended by HP as well but when MS fails to boot, thought that doesn't work in my case.

In the end about Wary, I conclude that a missing driver put a definitive end to the interface. Despite the fact that the connection wizard allows to select differents drivers.

Note : the ethernet port is eth0 and the wireless is wlan0, while on my old Dell inspiron I have respectively eth0 and eth1 with Wary and precise-Puppy
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct 2012, 18:23    Post subject:  

lucmars:

Thanks for replying back that your wireless is working.

For the benefit of others can you please edit your title as

Chipset broken or uncompatible driver ? - Solved

Chris.
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