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Old 02-13-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Arrow Priporatary Drivers


Where are the non-free drivers (stupid Intel wireless cards) repo? If it makes a difference (actualy with drivers I think it does) using x86_65.
And do you think I need to get the nonfree firmware too?
 
Old 02-13-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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You need the firmware-linux-nonfree first of anything else you may need.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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You just add 'non-free' to whatever repo you are using.

For example, you change from-

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main
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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
You might not need 'contrib'.

You can do that with a text editior, or you can do it from synaptic (Settings-> Repositories).

Listing the exact model intel wireless you want to get the drivers and firmware for would help a lot....

You probably want 'firmware-intelwimax' but that is just a guess.

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You need the firmware-linux-nonfree first of anything else you may need.
Possibly not. firmware-linux-nonfree "is a collection of firmware blobs which are not individually large enough to warrant a standalone package.". I'm using firmware-realtek without firmware-linux-nonfree.

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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I dont know what my modle is (Ubuntu autodetected it)...
Otherwise I know it is acer and intel.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 03:41 AM   #5
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Debian has probably detected it as well. Run 'lspci' and post the output.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Depending on what card you have, you will either need firmware-iwlwifi or firmware-ipw2x00. Both are on the non-free part of the repo.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 09:29 AM   #7
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I mean that when I went to the additional drivers it found it right away. Now do I have to blacklist the driver in Debian? (add 'blacklist acer something' to blacklist.d Where is blacklist.d? I forgot!)
Oh and is it save to install those two packages or will I have to find the one I need?

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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Now do I have to blacklist the driver in Debian?
Blacklisting a driver causes the system to not use it. Would not make much sense if you want to use it.

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Oh and is it save to install those two packages or will I have to find the one I need?
Just install both, the system will load only the firmware it needs, having more firmware does no harm.
 
Old 02-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #9
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Well to get Ubuntu to use the driver without an rfkill command I have to add "blacklist acer-wmi" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.
 
  


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