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Old 04-22-2015, 12:00 AM   #1
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Wireless Network setup on HP Mini 1000

First time Linux Mint user and fist time poster to this forum. Need to install a Linux distro on my family member's HP Mini 1000, an older netbook with minimal hardware (1 GB memory stick, Intel Atom N270 processor, 80 GB ATA HDD, and it runs XP SP3. . I advised her to uninstall XP and buy Windows 7, but she doesn't want to spend the $93. So ...

I have been testing different Linux distros from flash drive on my HP Probook 4530S laptop. Have tried Ubuntu 14x and now Mint, which I prefer. Ubuntu wouldn't boot to desktop on the netbook after choosing "Use without installing." Mint runs OK on it, but I can't configure the wireless connection. I suspect that either the network hardware isn't compatible or I am missing something when trying to manually configure the settings. I read some info from the Mint web site about this issue, but not sure about whether the Mini's wireless card is compatible: Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. Does updating Windows drivers help with this?


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HP mini 1000? Accoprding the spec, install "antix" or "Debian lxde": no extensive windows management like GNOME etc. should be used (and overwrite XP on the HDD).

When you have booted the PC, show the results of "lspci" and "lsusb" where we can see what wifi card you have.

Updating any windows driver on that Box will not help when you boot it with any USB boot stick (the drivers will be anyway gone when you overwrite XP).
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If you are going to download AntiX. Go with MX-14.4 as it has broadcom support during a live session and also after a install.

If wanting a lighter Window Manager environment instead of a Desktop Environment.
Go with AntiX 15 Beta 2 as it has broadcom support also.

MX-14 ran good on my Acer Aspire One ZG5 till I gave it to my father-in-law.
Same specs practically as your HP.

Edit: Forget what I said about AntiX Beta 2. You need the AntiX Beta 1 iso 1st. Then download the Beta 2 patch. Then xdelta the patch into Beta 1.

I don't know if the above steps are beyond you skillset of not. AntiX 13.2 requires installing broadcom firmware which the later releases already covered.

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