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Default MeeGo on a Mini9?? - 05-27-2010, 01:49 AM

Not sure if anyone has looked at MeeGo yet. It's fairly new but looks like an interesting OS for netbooks. I downloaded it, but it doesn't look like wireless on the mini 9 is supported. Not sure if anyone has ideas or if I missed something.
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Default 05-27-2010, 02:38 AM

I dunno, you might have to build the Broadcom Wifi driver yourself.

When I tried Moblin (one of MeeGo's predecessors) on my Mini 9, I swapped in an Intel WiFi card, which let me avoid any difficultly getting the Broadcom WiFi working.

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Default 05-27-2010, 02:56 AM

I am downloading 1.0 right now. I had to build the Broadcomm Wifi driver for Moblin, so you might need to do that for MeeGo. Someone had a step by step guide for it, I'll see if I can find it.

edit: That didn't take long.

That's for Moblin and it might work for MeeGo. Not sure, I still need to burn the image and install MeeGo.
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Default 05-27-2010, 04:18 AM

will you make a guide for MeeGo please? I'm interested but really don't want to sacrifice my wireless networking
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Default 05-27-2010, 11:13 AM

I will be waiting in great expectation... the meego/moblin OS is very appealing to me

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Cool 05-27-2010, 03:23 PM

Successfully got the WiFi to work after following the Slaine guide upto a certain point, then follow with a build of the drivers.

All "Write this" commands are listed with a # infront of the line for easy reading

Go to the applications tab, and type Terminal. Launch it
Run the following commands. I don't think you need rpmdevtools, but what the heck! Grab it anyways! Might come in handy later on!
# sudo yum install rpmdevtools
# sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
# sudo yum install kernel-netbook-devel

Download the 32-bit package from this site: - 802.11 Linux STA driver

Follow the readme steps. If you are lazy just follow these condensed steps:
In terminal, go to your Downloads directory
# cd Downloads
# mkdir hybrid_wl
# cd hybrid_wl
# tar xzf /home/YOURUSERNAME/Downloads/hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz
# make clean
# make
You might get a warning during the make build. Don't worry, it won't affect the later steps!
# modprobe lib80211
# sudo insmod wl.ko

Welcome to WiFi MeeGo!

We might want the driver to load every time we boot up MeeGo, so let's do the following!
# sudo cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
# sudo depmod -a

Hope this helps!

I recommend you read the Readme and follow it, since I am a complete beginner on Linux, but this should atleast help you somewhat on your way to threadless internet.
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Default 05-27-2010, 03:58 PM

Are you sure you want the x86_64.tar.gz file there? That doesn't seem right to me.

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Default 05-27-2010, 05:36 PM

True true. Fixed!
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Default 05-27-2010, 05:49 PM

I can't install MeeGo for awhile. I've been delaying getting a new USB flash drive for too long now. Instead of getting a new USB Flash drive, I bought one that has a Multi Card reader on it also. More bang for my buck, for sure. It's in the mail and should be here Tuesday.
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Default 05-28-2010, 05:32 AM

I was just trying to follow the instructions from lostlogic and it doest works:
when I try to use this command:
# tar xzf /home/YOURUSERNAME/Downloads/hybrid-portsrc-x86_32.tar.gz
it puts something like the 'f' function needs an argument (I don't know anything about linux), so if you can help me, I will really appreciate it.

PD: my netbook is an Hp mini 110 1020 and when I install MeeGo, the ethernet connection works but when I reboot the system it doesnt appears to exists any ethernet connection so I can't get on the internet. Please help me somehow!!

Thanks for everything
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