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dell d600 with broadcom b43 wireless
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rovingmutt

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov 2009, 17:35    Post subject:  dell d600 with broadcom b43 wireless  

I am having a problem getting my wireless to work in all puppy versions, except ver 4.2.1, it works fine there, i would like to use 4.3.1 and or play around with other pups, but the wireless allways seems to be a problem setting up, if some one has a step by step set up for my wireless
i would be a happy newbie puppy.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov 2009, 22:23    Post subject:  

I have a similar computer,

In some Puppy's I've had to unload and reload the driver after starting puppy. Actually in some the bcm43xx driver loads instead of b43.

First try it manually after starting puppy
1. Open a command console
2. Type
Code:
rmmod b43
rmmod bcm43xx
modprobe b43

3. Try to connect

If that works then you can do the following:
1. Edit the file /etc/rc.d/rc.local
2. Add the instructions to unload and reload the modules
Code:
rmmod b43
rmmod bcm43xx
modprobe b43

3. Save the file
4. Reboot

That should work

I'm surprised that you had the problem with 4.3.1. That is the first version I haven't had to use the workaround.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Nov 2009, 17:55    Post subject: thanks for the help  

thanks for the help, you were right i loaded 4.3.1 again and it worked ok, and i tryed the modprobe thing and it worked on another pup, so this fun again, one more question, how do you improve the the look of puppy and in some web sites the font seems wrong making it harder to read,
by the look i think the resolution?, maybe i need to load a better video driver?, thanks again
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