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Join Date: Apr 2009
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.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Dec 2008
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. http://slaine.org/_slaine/Dell_Mini_9.html
That's for Moblin and it might work for MeeGo. Not sure, I still need to burn the image and install MeeGo.
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
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:
Broadcom.com - 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-v126.96.36.199.tar.gz
# make clean
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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