Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Wed 03 Sep 2014, 03:35
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
Special Puppy431 for broadcom 4312 (and other?) wifi cards
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 3 of 3 [42 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3
Author Message
hexdef101

Joined: 13 Sep 2009
Posts: 65

PostPosted: Tue 25 May 2010, 22:03    Post subject:  

thanks rjbrewer. I found a different psx emulator that works for puppy 4.3.1. so I solved the issue without having to get someone to port psx , though i do like psx -- pcsx from puppy arcade works well enough. I will have to post the links to pcsx to games so that it can be found easier.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5246
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue 25 May 2010, 23:44    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
hexdef101 wrote:
can you tell me if this fix will work in puppy 4.2.1 and if so how to go about applying the same modified files into puppy 4.2.1

Go 6 posts up on this page and read what Tempestuous has to say.

Slow down guys ... the Puppy version under discussion in this thread is 4.3.x (kernel 2.6.30.5).

Puppy 4.1/4.2 doesn't have the same problem with the proprietary Broadcom wifi driver, because unlike Puppy 4.3.x, the ssb module
is not contained within the initrd in Puppy 4.1/4.2.
That means that the ssb module can successfully be blacklisted (or even deleted) and the proprietary "wl" driver should work fine.

Has everyone forgotten that I contributed the proprietary Broadcom wifi driver for 4.1/4.2 back in 2008?
"Extra drivers for Puppy 4.1 with 2.6.25.16 kernel"
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=251942#251942

Regarding pSX emulator, I can see no reason why this shouldn't work in Puppy 4.3.x, once the library dependencies have been installed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Sat 29 May 2010, 17:34    Post subject:  

Will one be able to use the Broadcom Wifi cards which the removed drivers supported using the driver which replaces them? If so how do I add this to 432? No remaster please as I would want to add this to my heavily customised puppy. So when/if ever I am using a computer that has this card in it I can connect to a network which probably means internet Smile!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1034
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sat 29 May 2010, 21:13    Post subject:  

abushcrafter wrote:
Will one be able to use the Broadcom Wifi cards which the removed drivers supported using the driver which replaces them?
No.
abushcrafter wrote:
so how do I add this to 432?

jrb wrote:
I have replaced the standard ssb.ko in initrd.gz with tempestuous' module, placed wl.ko in pup-431.sfs, removed b43.ko and b43legacy.ko (the old broadcom drivers)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 06:24    Post subject:  

Thanks for the info.

What about this step posted by tempestuous:
Quote:
I suggest you could go one step further, and incorporate my modified ssb module into your initrd, and then into your ISO. If you do so, you must also replace the modules.alias file which has been accordingly modified to remove the defunct device ID's. It's located at /lib/modules/2.6.30.5/
?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5246
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 07:15    Post subject:  

abushcrafter, if you want to modify your 432 remaster in the same way that jrb modified this remaster,
then yes, you must alter the initrd to include the wl module,
and delete the b43 module,
and include a modules.alias file in the initrd which reflects these changes.

The easiest way to achieve this is simply to use the initrd already prepared by jrb.

Then all you need to do is install the wl driver in your (normal) filesystem,
and remove the b43 module,
then run "depmod" to update these module changes.

All of this assumes your 432 remaster has the 2.6.30.5 kernel.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 07:25    Post subject:  

Thanks muchly. However I wont be doing it due to the fact of:
jrb wrote:
abushcrafter wrote:
Will one be able to use the Broadcom Wifi cards which the removed drivers supported using the driver which replaces them?
No.
but if I need it, I now know Smile.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1034
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 08:47    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
The easiest way to achieve this is simply to use the initrd already prepared by jrb.
This will work but you will have to rename pup-432.sfs to pup-431.sfs, otherwise my initrd.gz won't recognize it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 08:55    Post subject:  

Thanks again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
lnJoe

Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jun 2010, 13:37    Post subject:  Dell Wireless 1397 wlan mini-card
Subject description: Thanks!
 

Thank you for this distribution! I am a noob and was beginning to get discouraged trying to find a USB distribution that would recognize my Dell's wireless card (Dell Wireless 1397 wlan mini-card).
THANK YOU! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
4ndy

Joined: 14 Aug 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat 14 Aug 2010, 08:00    Post subject:  Broadcom BCM 4322G works fine
Subject description: HP Mini 5102
 

works fine with the Broadcom BCM 4322G in my HP Mini 5102 Smile
thanks a lot
greetings from Switzerland
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
piratesmack


Joined: 16 Sep 2009
Posts: 100

PostPosted: Mon 06 Sep 2010, 14:01    Post subject:  

Thanks a lot!

Works out of the box on my Dell Mini 10v
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 3 of 3 [42 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0698s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0058s) ][ GZIP on ]