SimonTS wrote:It would be easier if you told us what wireless card you have in the PC you wish to install katya on to.
flebber wrote:I've got the BCM57780, I ended up going with LXDE 11 because the wireless drivers were not available by default. If I had a hard ethernet connection available it would be no real problem as the debian solution to install the drivers is not that hard about steps 5 steps or so but without it its just hard.
I was playing with Mepis-Antix and they have got around the issue by using ceni http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Howto_articles#Ceni which allows you to hook up wireless without the drivers.
Fedora doesn't have the drivers by default but then you don't need an ethernet connection to your laptop either. I had a pendrive copy of fedora linux, I copied the 3 broadcom rpms and once my install was complete one command rpm -ivh *rpm installed all the drivers and I was up and running, its just that Fedora as a distro lacks stability being the testing ground that it is.
Should you need to prefetch firmware .debs, to put on a usb-key to transfer the files to another computer, you can download them as either a zip or tar.gz file from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unoff ... d/current/ and extract it to a folder called firmware, you should see a number of .deb files.
Next download http://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-linux-free*.deb and add it to all the other debs in the folder you extracted the non-free firmware to. Then transfer them with the stick to the computer that needs the non-free firmware and:
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dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree*.deb
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