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Old 04-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Debian on Acer Aspire One D150


I just got myself a D150 Acer Aspire One and I installed Debian on it.
My wireless doesn't and it's the first thing I would like to get working.

#lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

I've followed the debian wiki on the b43 (apt-get b43-fwcutter then modprobe b43) but it doesn't work. I've also tried loading it manually by downloading everything individually by following other sites instructions for my type of wireless cards. Nothing seems to work.

I did notice that this keeps loading on boot (dmesg):
[ 8.537414] acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras version 0.1
[ 8.667879] acer-wmi: Unable to detect available WMID devices

Could this be messing me up? How do I remobe it?

Here is my dmesg after I modprobe b43:
[ 6755.432875] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]

iwconfig output after module b43 is loaded:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lsmod output:
Module Size Used by
b43 110748 0
ssb 33476 1 b43
rfkill 5652 1 b43
pcmcia 29548 2 b43,ssb
firmware_class 6816 2 b43,pcmcia
rng_core 3940 1 b43
mac80211 139712 1 b43
cfg80211 21576 1 mac80211
led_class 3908 1 b43
input_polldev 3752 1 b43
pcmcia_core 31892 3 b43,ssb,pcmcia

What am I doing wrong? Please let me know if you need any other info.

I haven't worked with the function keys, sound, hibernation, or suspend yet so if you have any experiance with these it would be helpful. I have my sound card configured but can't get any audio, and it isn't muted. I don't know were to start with the rest since I never had to configure them in linux before. Thanks.

Last edited by Rivitir; 04-30-2009 at 09:21 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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Update!

OK, I've been working on my D150 and I've been able to get almost everything working.

Camera: it's working great. I added "options uvcvideo quirks=1" to /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo

Suspend mode: works, don't know how I fixed it but it works

Function Keys: they now work, and again I don't know how I fixed it

Sound: it now works once I added this line to /etc/modprobe.d/sound: "alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel model= acer-aspire" only issue is that I can't get any sound through my built in speakers, I can only get audio through the head phone jack. any ideas on how to fix this? Are their separate volume controls?

Wireless: still not working no matter what I try. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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Have you tried in a terminal, alsamixer command?

I was reading this article and saw this about that wireless card.

Quote:
There doesn't seem to be a mainline driver for the Broadcom BCM4312 wifi card in the laptop, yet:

Neither the b43 nor the b43legacy drivers work as of 2.6.28. For now, one of two possible options is to build a (partly non-free) driver provided by Broadcom from source (option 2 would be to use ndiswrapper, I guess, but that's untested):
You may can try his suggestions.

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Old 05-01-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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First off yes, I tried the alsamixer and both audio volumes are up and not muted.

Thanks for your direction to the article. I followed his instructions and I now can see my wireless card iwconfig. It created it as eth1, is their anything else I may need to do?

I've tried using Network Manager to configure it but it doesn't seem to work at all because nothing comes up. So I installed wicd and it sees the SSIDs but I can't connect to any of them.

Well, at least I'm one step closer. :-)

The site you directed me to he basically said he didn't use a GUI to configure it. Are their any other GUI's that can or do I need to use the command line? If I need to use the command line I guess I have a lot of research to do since I've never used wireless in Linux before.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 05:00 PM   #5
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I still don't have the sound right. I get audio through the speakers if it's a system beep, but nothing more. However, I get audio through the head phones jack wihtout issue.

Any ideas?

Also, my wireless is working great now as long as I *don't* use a GUI to configure it.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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Acer Aspire One needs the OpenHal 0.10.5.6 driver

http://madwifi-project.org/ticket/1192

then remove network-manager and install wicd.

check the links in my sig for a Debian AAO how-to.

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