(Solved) LMDE doesn't connect to ehternet network

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sleeper12
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Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

Post by sleeper12 »

Let's try:

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 sudo modprobe -r ssb 

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 sudo modprobe -r wl 

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 sudo modprobe wl 
If that doesn't help, do:

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 sudo apt remove firmware-b43-installer && sudo apt install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source 
Reboot
MrShorty
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Re: (yet another) LMDE doesn't connect to network

Post by MrShorty »

result of sudo apt remove firmware-b43-installer && sudo apt install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source

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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 remove and 0 not upgraded.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernel-source
Extrapolating from your series of sudo modprobe commands and looking at the lspci... output, I tried

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sudo modprobe b44
, and the wired network immediately (well, immediately for this old dinosaur) connected through the ethernet. I rebooted to see if the change would be permanent, but it is not. So, the next question before marking this solved is how to tell LMDE to execute the equivalent of sudo modprobe b44 during its boot sequence to save me a few keystrokes doing it manually after bootup?
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