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Old 09-11-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
tom_mcfadden
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Unhappy meauto uninstalled - NEED to reinstall, PLZ help


Damn I did a dumb thing. Mepis was complaining everytime I went to update, that 2 files (meauto & meauto_data) could not be authenticated and would not install. So I thought I will just uninstall and reinstall and life will be good. Oh boy was I wrong. Now my sound doesn't work nor any internet connection. I checked the cache for packages and searched the forum here and at mepis but found nothing? It is on my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop and what I want to do is just download the 2 packages on my desktop, burn them on CD and reinstall on laptop. Is this possible? If so where do i get them?

Thanks in advance for any help u can give :-)
Tom
 
Old 09-11-2005, 07:15 PM   #2
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okay im going to give a little clarification to you first.
meauto is what manages your modules on mepis, and the authentication bit just wanted you to confirm that they came from an untrusted source, because mepis hasnt implemented the gpg signing yet. so uninstalling that was a bad idea.

what you need to do now is tell me what your network card is so i can fix your little error and get you a network connection, then you can go downoad the simplymepis metapackage from apt

apt-get install simplymepis
 
Old 09-11-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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My network card; Both are built-in, one is wireless which uses the ipw2200 and the other ,also built-in, I think uses the snd-intel18x0 driver.

Thanks
Tom
 
Old 09-13-2005, 09:06 PM   #4
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your build in ethernet card cant use your sound driver...
feel free to paste the outputs of kudzu -p and lspci
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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I used to run Mandrake 10.1 and when I needed anything I could just go to http://rpm.pbone.net/and download a ton of RPM packages.....Can't I get the 2 DEB packages that I need somewhere on the internet?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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If I could just get my ethernet port to work I think I am all set. That way I can download the 2 packages and life will be good again.

Below is kudzu -p output
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class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth1
driver: ipw2200
desc: "Unknown vendor|Generic ipw2200 device"
network.hwaddr: 00:0E:35:69:5A:24
vendorId: 8086
deviceId: 4220
subVendorId: 8086
subDeviceId: 2721
pciType: 1
pcidom: 0
pcibus: 2
pcidev: 3
pcifn: 0
-
class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth0
driver: bcm5700
desc: "Unknown vendor|Generic bcm5700 device"
network.hwaddr: 00:0F:1F:C4:43:20
vendorId: 14e4
deviceId: 165d
subVendorId: 1028
subDeviceId: 865d
pciType: 1
pcidom: 0
pcibus: 2
pcidev: 0
pcifn: 0
-
====================================================
NOW below is lspci output

0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)

0000:02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

Thanks for your help :-)
Tom
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:44 PM   #7
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As root:
modprobe bcm5700
then:
ifup eth0
then:
apt-get install simplymepis
 
Old 09-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #8
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WOW did I learn alot on this little problem. I have solved the problem thanks to some people here and Warren. The biggest problem was the info I had in my sources.list file. Here is the line that finally worked;

# MEPIS apt pool - specific packages available on-line
deb http://apt.mepis.org/3.3.2/ unstable main

Hope this helps somebody else.

Thanks Again
Tom
 
  


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