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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by zerozero »

that was a fantastic tip to run ddm in the terminal
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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci | grep Wireless
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $    

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci | grep Network
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci | grep Broadcom
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ 
why it fails (might be an issue only in this kind of h/w
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ debian-driver-manager
cat /etc/*-release | grep ebian | wc -l
>>> 5
kdesudo -i /usr/share/linuxmint/logo.png -d --comment "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/debian-driver-manager/ddm.py

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

lspci | grep VGA
>>> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
lspci | grep Wireless
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
>>> 2
uname -r
>>> 3.2.0-3-amd64

ddm is only looking for "Wireless" and doesn't see the other outputs
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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Check! That was very helpful.
I can't remember why I was looking for Wireless instead of Broadcom...trying to make it generic I suppose, but that isn't going to work.
I'll replace it with Broadcom.

If I have changed the code and tested it here, I will post again.
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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you could use egrep (don't know if/how it will work in the script, but in the konsole gives exactly the behavior we want)

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci | egrep '(Network)|(Broadcom)|(Wireless)'
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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ok some good news :) it detects the card
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as you can see below connects to the repos and installs nvidia-detect
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but when it comes to install the driver stays there forever
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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Yes, I had that too on my laptop...and I thought it was just me!
It tries to run:

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apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
and hangs on broadcom-sta-dkms

Do you have a wireless network runnng when you try to install?
For me, I have a wireless network running and it's using brcmsmac for my 4313 chipset (that works since UP5 and makes installing STA unnecessary).

Maybe if I can check if a wireless network is running, I can prevent the Broadcom chip set from showing up in the list (ideas?).
I'm going to investigate this further today.
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by arjay »

Don't recall if there have been any updates for UP5 - should there have been?

My sources list is:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import incoming
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free
Just a quick question - I have UP4 and UP5 running on different PCs as well as a heap of other distros - what's the easiest way to check which is which (!)
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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Your sources.list points correctly to the UP5 incoming repositories.

If you want to check your sytem:

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cat /etc/*-release
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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Schoelje wrote:Your sources.list points correctly to the UP5 incoming repositories.

If you want to check your system:

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cat /etc/*-release
Thanks for that...

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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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@zerozero
It seems that the following is the case with the Broadcom STA driver:
you need to unload the running module:

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modprobe -rf b44 b43 ssb brcmsmac
Then you can install the STA drivers (so you need to download the deb first).

[EDIT]
I changed this to the above order in the code and additionally, I checked whether or not a wireless connection is available.
Tested on my broadcom laptop.

Can you check it again?
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by Schoelje »

Thanks to zerozero, the Broadcom issues are being dealt with but I still need some testing to be done (I haven't got an ATI or legacy Nvidia card so I've been coding blind here).

Please, check the initial post if you want to help:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 08#p625708
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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Schoelje,
i only have wireless connection so either i use a wireless usb adapter or the built-in broadcom chipset (if i'm in the laptop; in the desktop only usb adapter)
now i'm connected through this
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           Card-2 Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver sky2
and it hangs in the same place it did yesterday

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ debian-driver-manager
cat /etc/*-release | grep ebian | wc -l
>>> 5
kdesudo -i /usr/share/linuxmint/logo.png -d --comment "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/debian-driver-manager/ddm.py
apt search nvidia-detect | grep ^i | wc -l
>>> 1
lspci | grep VGA
>>> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
lspci | egrep '(Network)|(Broadcom)|(Wireless)'
>>> 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
apt search broadcom-sta-dkms | grep ^i | wc -l
>>> 0
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
>>> 2
uname -r
>>> 3.2.0-3-amd64
broadcom in []
1. dynListStore=gtk.ListStore(bool, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, str, str, int)
2, column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4']
3. dynListStoreAppend=liststore.append( [False, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/debian-driver-manager/notinstalled.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/debian-driver-manager/broadcom.png"), "Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)", "broadcom", 400] )
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 0", gtk.CellRendererToggle(), active=0)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 1", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=1)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 2", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=2)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 3", gtk.CellRendererText(), text=3, weight=5)
>> col added <<
>> liststore added to treeview <<
>> scrolled to selected row <<
Install Braodcom STA drivers...
apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
Type = gtk.Statusbar
>>> Reading package lists...
>>> Building dependency tree...
>>> Reading state information...
>>> linux-headers-amd64 is already the newest version.                                               
>>> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>>> broadcom-sta-dkms
>>> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
>>> Need to get 2,208 kB of archives.
>>> After this operation, 6,185 kB of additional disk space will be used.

[additional info added]
yesterday i was using this other card

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zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ inxi -N                                                                                                                                          
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169                                                                        
           Card-2: NetGear WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 [Atheros AR9271] driver: ath9k_htc                                                                                  
zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ lspci | grep Ethernet                                                                                                                          
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
it's now in the desktop but i swapped it yesterday to the laptop to do the testing
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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i just wanted to do a little experiment here and

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ su
Password: 
lmdekde zerozero #     apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
linux-headers-amd64 is already the newest version.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  broadcom-sta-dkms
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,208 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,185 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Get:1 http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/ testing/non-free broadcom-sta-dkms all 5.100.82.112-7 [2,208 kB]
Fetched 2,208 kB in 6s (329 kB/s)                                                                   
Selecting previously unselected package broadcom-sta-dkms.
(Reading database ... 137540 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking broadcom-sta-dkms (from .../broadcom-sta-dkms_5.100.82.112-7_all.deb) ...
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (5.100.82.112-7) ...
Loading new broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112 DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 3.2.0-3-amd64
Building initial module for 3.2.0-3-amd64
Done.

wl:
Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-3-amd64/updates/dkms/

depmod.....

Backing up initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64 to /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64.old-dkms
Making new initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64
(If next boot fails, revert to initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64.old-dkms image)
update-initramfs....

DKMS: install completed.
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64
lmdekde zerozero # 
passing the command ddm should be using directly to the konsole works as expected and now i have

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver wl
           Card-2 Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver sky2
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ 
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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It looks like you haven't got the latest version:

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apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') broadcom-sta-dkms
The latest will
  1. download the packages first.
  2. Close the wireless connection if any.
  3. Run dpkg -i on the downloaded debs.
  4. Start wireless with the STA drivers
  5. Delete the dowloaded debs.
So, no apt-get install for Broadcom.
I tested this on my own laptop and had no problem.
Could you download the latest debs and try again (I know I'm asking a lot, but it's very much appreciated).
http://www.schoelje.nl/lmdekde/packages ... .0_all.deb
http://www.schoelje.nl/lmdekde/packages ... .0_all.deb
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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not asking a lot at all :D always a pleasure
yeahh it's about this 8) it's worky

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ debian-driver-manager
cat /etc/*-release | grep ebian | wc -l
>>> 5
kdesudo -i /usr/share/linuxmint/logo.png -d --comment "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/debian-driver-manager/ddm.py
apt-cache policy nvidia-detect
>>> nvidia-detect:
>>> Installed: 302.17-3
>>> Candidate: 302.17-3
>>> Version table:
>>> *** 302.17-3 0
>>> 500 http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/ testing/non-free amd64 Packages
>>> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
---nvidia-detect:
---Installed: 302.17-3
---installed
lspci | grep VGA
>>> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
lspci | egrep '(Network)|(Broadcom)|(Wireless)'
>>> 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
apt-cache policy broadcom-sta-dkms
>>> broadcom-sta-dkms:
>>> Installed: (none)
>>> Candidate: 5.100.82.112-7
>>> Version table:
>>> 5.100.82.112-7 0
>>> 500 http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/ testing/non-free amd64 Packages
---broadcom-sta-dkms:
---Installed: (none)
---not installed
/sbin/iwconfig
>>> lo        no wireless extensions.
>>> eth1      no wireless extensions.
>>> wlan2     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"XXXXXXX"
>>> Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:1E:2A:20:A2:02
>>> Bit Rate=12 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm
>>> Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>>> Encryption key:off
>>> Power Management:off
>>> Link Quality=54/70  Signal level=-56 dBm                                                         
>>> Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>>> Tx excessive retries:15  Invalid misc:6   Missed beacon:0
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
>>> 2
uname -r
>>> 3.2.0-3-amd64
1. dynListStore=gtk.ListStore(bool, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, str, str, int)
2, column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4']
3. dynListStoreAppend=liststore.append( [False, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/debian-driver-manager/installed.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/debian-driver-manager/broadcom.png"), "Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)", "broadcom", 400] )
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 0", gtk.CellRendererToggle(), active=0)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 1", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=1)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 2", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=2)
>> col added <<
4. gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 3", gtk.CellRendererText(), text=3, weight=5)
>> col added <<
>> liststore added to treeview <<
>> scrolled to selected row <<
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/debian-driver-manager/ddm.py", line 129, in installHardware
    MessageDialog("Driver install", msg , gtk.MESSAGE_INFO).show()
  File "/usr/lib/debian-driver-manager/dialogs.py", line 27, in show
    dialog.set_icon_from_file("/usr/share/debian-plymouth-manager/icon.png")
glib.GError: Failed to open file '/usr/share/debian-plymouth-manager/icon.png': No such file or directory
%%%[['broadcom', <gtk.gdk.Pixbuf object at 0x2996050 (GdkPixbuf at 0x2b08680)>]]
Install Braodcom STA drivers...
echo linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')
Type = gtk.Statusbar
>>> linux-headers-amd64
apt-cache policy linux-headers-amd64
>>> linux-headers-amd64:
>>> Installed: 3.2+45
>>> Candidate: 3.2+45
>>> Version table:
>>> *** 3.2+45 0
>>> 500 http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/ testing/main amd64 Packages
>>> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
---linux-headers-amd64:
---Installed: 3.2+45
---installed
apt-get download broadcom-sta-dkms
Type = gtk.Statusbar
>>> Get:1 Downloading broadcom-sta-dkms 5.100.82.112-7 [2,208 kB]
>>> Fetched 2,208 kB in 3s (649 kB/s)
dpkg -i *.deb
Type = gtk.Statusbar
>>> Selecting previously unselected package broadcom-sta-dkms.
>>> (Reading database ... 137543 files and directories currently installed.)
>>> Unpacking broadcom-sta-dkms (from broadcom-sta-dkms_5.100.82.112-7_all.deb) ...
>>> Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (5.100.82.112-7) ...
>>> Loading new broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112 DKMS files...
>>> First Installation: checking all kernels...
>>> Building only for 3.2.0-3-amd64
>>> Building initial module for 3.2.0-3-amd64
>>> Done.
>>> wl:
>>> Running module version sanity check.
>>> - Original module
>>> - No original module exists within this kernel
>>> - Installation
>>> - Installing to /lib/modules/3.2.0-3-amd64/updates/dkms/
>>> depmod.....
>>> Backing up initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64 to /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64.old-dkms
>>> Making new initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64
>>> (If next boot fails, revert to initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64.old-dkms image)
>>> update-initramfs....
>>> DKMS: install completed.
>>> Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
>>> update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64
Finished installing the Broadcom STA drivers
Done installing drivers
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ 
                                                                                                     
there's an error there in the middle because i forgot at first to tick the box next to the driver :oops: all the rest is working as expected;
and even without rebooting the driver is activated

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zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver wl
           Card-2 Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller driver sky2
zerozero@lmdekde ~ $ 
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by Schoelje »

So, check on Nvidia and Broadcom.
Unfortunately no check on Nvidia legacy, ATI and PAE...

I think there's only one solution to the lack of testers: include it in the next iso and wait for the comments to come in...

Btw: how did you get to hit the install button when you have no drivers selected?
I get a nice message box, stating that I have to select one before installing...

Again, zerozero: thanks for helping me out here.
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

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well, Schoelje i was about to test the PAE (got a lmde-kde-32reallyi486 installed) but look at this
http://pastebin.com/N7QHyWMw
http://pastebin.com/ZBr2bU9D
and of course i never get a prompt to install PAE- ddm thinks that i'm running a single-core
unless i can figure out a better (bypassing the kernel limitations) to read the cpu, i'm in a chicken&egg situation :shock:
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by Schoelje »

These are the steps I take to see if PAE can be installed:
  1. Get the number of CPU's:

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    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
  2. Get the kernel release:

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    uname -r
  3. If there are more than 1 CPU's and if the kernel release has '486' in its name...
  4. You can install linux-headers-686-pae
Is there something wrong with the logic?
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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by arjay »

Schoelje wrote: Unfortunately no check on Nvidia legacy, ATI and PAE...
Sorry - came in a bit late on this one. However, I have a spare PC I use for trying out different stuff. Currently I am running Mint 13 and LMDE UP5 on it. But I could delete either of these OS and test nvidia legacy cards for you (depending on what you classify as legacy!)

At the moment the PC has in it a GeForce 210 nvidia card (legacy I should think by now). I also have (spare) a GeForce 8500GT and an really old FX 5200 (I keep this for my HTPC setup as it is fanless). I can change out the 210 for any or all of these.

If any of these combinations are of use to you just explain exactly what you want me to do. I have a DVD with almost the original UP4 deb you made available. I also have a DVD with UP5 on it. If there are later versions of the OS's and/or scripts to use I can download anything you want. If I can help, what are the steps you want me to follow? I am really only intermediate experience so you might have to step me through things a bit :lol:

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Re: Unofficial LMDE KDE Live DVD: UP4 / 201208

Post by Schoelje »

Thanks for helping me out, Arjay.
It's simple:
  1. Download and install Debian Driver Manager: http://www.schoelje.nl/lmdekde/packages ... .0_all.deb
  2. Run the program in terminal:

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    debian-driver-manager
  3. Check if your card is listed
  4. If so, install the drivers.
  5. Post back your findings (copy/paste the terminal output)
Good luck!
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