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no wi-fi on MB

Post by freshtamatic » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi everyone.
I had a Macbook 2008 that was runninmg Manjaro XFCE rather well.
I upgraded its HDD to a Sandisk SSD, that with the 4GB RAM made me confident to try Linux Cinnamon.
I've run into a wi-fi problwm, or the lack of it If you will.
It works fine with ethernet, with wi-fi it sees nothing.
Any magical fixes from you guys?
TIA!

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Re: no wi-fi on MB

Post by JeremyB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:49 pm

No magic, but post results from terminal for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
And I might have some ideas

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Re: no wi-fi on MB

Post by freshtamatic » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:20 pm

sudo lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme [106b:0088]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:436a] (rev 13)
Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Imac 8,1 Wired Ethernet Adapter [11ab:00ba]
Kernel driver in use: sky2
Kernel modules: sky2
04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: LSI Corporation FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller [11c1:5811] (rev 61)
mint@mint:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

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Re: no wi-fi on MB

Post by JeremyB » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:51 pm

Try in terminal

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sudo apt update && sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
Then reboot, see if it works

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Re: no wi-fi on MB

Post by freshtamatic » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 pm

Jeremy, I am still trying. Boot times have gone to 1/3 of the speeds I was getting with Apple's HDD. I just bought the SSD today, so I can't understand it.
As soon as I have the results, I will update you.
Thanks!

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