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Old 11-27-2016, 08:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help with Solus os and wifi driver problem URGENT NEED OF HELP


So I have recently installed solus os on my laptop. All good until I tried to install the wifi derives. Basically I installed them then restarted my pc for the changes to take effect but it wouldn't boot anymore.

Id warn me that it could not boot and that /dev/disk/by-uuid/lots of numbers and letters. Doesn not exist.

Them it should put me in emergency mode.

After that I tried reinstalling solus which went well. I restarted the os a couple times to check if it works , even powerd it off and turned on. Everything was fine. Then I installed the brodcom (might be wrong on the name) driver and restarted the os. This time it did the same thing as first time. What should I do ?
 
Old 11-27-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
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What broadcom chip do you use?
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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What broadcom chip do you use?
I'm not sure. For some reason it seems to boot when I have the original instalation media usb in. When I check the driver page there is a driver called " broadcoms IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid linux device driver"
How do I check what chip I have ?
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:18 AM   #4
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lspci -v | grep broadcom

on console

or check the doc of your computer or mainboard.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:19 AM   #5
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Copy output from
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lspci -nnk
and post here, that will have the information in it.
 
Old 11-27-2016, 09:44 AM   #6
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Hi...

Or you can use this command, which will shorten the list...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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Hi...

Or you can use this command, which will shorten the list...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Regards...
For network controller I got " Network Controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev01)
 
Old 11-27-2016, 10:02 AM   #8
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Any reason that you're trying to use the broadcom supplied drivers? Which likely only works with ubuntu LTS kernels (14.04). Instead of the b43 driver (although firmware can be tricky / b43-fwcutter).

$ dmesg | grep -i b43
 
Old 11-27-2016, 10:04 AM   #9
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If the controller is working from the live-cd version, run the lspci command from there and it should also tell you the "kernel driver in use".
 
Old 11-27-2016, 10:07 AM   #10
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If the controller is working from the live-cd version, run the lspci command from there and it should also tell you the "kernel driver in use".

Its not working FROM the liveusb but WHEN the liveusb is plugged in I'm pretty sure. I'm very confused ...
 
Old 11-27-2016, 10:08 AM   #11
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Also no apps seem to be launching apart from the terminal
 
Old 11-27-2016, 12:56 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help guys but I'm installing linux mint cinnamon now. Everything seems to work now, even wifi and all that .
 
Old 11-27-2016, 05:25 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help guys but I'm installing linux mint cinnamon now. Everything seems to work now, even wifi and all that .
Hi...

Glad you got it working.

Regards...
 
  


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