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by MrShorty
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

result of sudo apt remove firmware-b43-installer && sudo apt install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'firmware-b43-installer' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to ...
by MrShorty
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@ Kadaitcha Man I appreciate that this is an old machine and that OS's tend to move beyond old hardware. You're right that at some point, it becomes too difficult to coax old hardware with new OS. As this is not a critical machine, I can have some patience with it to see if there is a way to get it ...
by MrShorty
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@sleeper12 result of lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 netlspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02) Subsystem: Dell BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [1028:01fd] Kernel modules: b44 03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEE...
by MrShorty
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@sleeper12. The result of that command is

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernel-source
by MrShorty
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@sleeper12: doesn't seem to do anything different.
by MrShorty
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

sudo apt install build-essential says that it is already installed. sudo apt reinstall dkms gives the following output -- suggesting that it cannot resolve debian.org (not surprising since there is no network connection): The following packages will be REINSTALLED: dkms 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly ...
by MrShorty
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@jwiz: I apologize for my ignorance. However, sudo apt install... gives the same message as the package manager that opened with the download file -- already installed. @SMG: adding those two lines to NetworkManager.conf did not change anything. It still will not connect through either network adapt...
by MrShorty
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

@jwiz. I downloaded and atempted to install the broadcom-sta-dkms package from the link you provided and it gave me an error message "does not include dkms" and would not let me install. I followed the link to dkms and attempted to install the package on that page. It gave me a message tha...
by MrShorty
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

Thanks for the responses. @Kadaitcha Man, output of inxi -Fxz System: Host: dad Kernel: 4.19.0-8-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: LMDE 4 Debbie base: Debian 10.2 buster Machine: Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 1721 v: N/A serial: <filter> Mob...
by MrShorty
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: (Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network
Replies: 21
Views: 870

(Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network

I have been using Mint for about a year and a half. The first install on this computer everything worked fine. Then I repartitioned the drive and reinstalled an Ubuntu Linux distro and Linux Mint Debian. Interestingly, from day one configured this way, the Ubuntu installation would use the wired net...

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