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black-clover

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Broadcom wireless
« on: Wed Oct 11 19:08:25 2017 »
Hello,

Just installed NuTyX and I am very impressed.
I have a little problem though.

My laptop wireless card is Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) on wlan0, NuTyX does not seem to recognize it though.
I configured the wpa_supplicant during install and lsmod shows the b43 module which is, as far as I know,  the right one.
But when I try

ifconfig wlan0 up

It says wlan0 point does not exist.

I can connect to the internet in chroot from my host distro and run cards, I installed the base packages already, so I'd like to know if is there any driver that I should install to make my wireless work.

Thanks.

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Re: Broadcom wireless
« Reply #1 on: Thu Oct 12 08:21:45 2017 »
Also I noticed that the /sys directory is empty, there is no /sys/class/net folder.
So I don't know where to check my network device.

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Re: Broadcom wireless
« Reply #2 on: Thu Oct 12 09:03:28 2017 »
Hello black-clover,
Welcome to NuTyX,
I suggest that you also analyse the result of the command:
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dmesgThey could be some error or warning messages telling you about missing firmware for exemple.

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Re: Broadcom wireless
« Reply #3 on: Thu Oct 12 17:55:58 2017 »
Merci beaucoup tnut,

Found what was missing and also the information about how to fix it.
As a new Linux user, this is what I find truly appealing about NuTyX.
An uncluttered distro which helps me to learn Linux workings. 
Since I am also studying French, I think I'll feel right at home here.

à bientôt

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Re: Broadcom wireless
« Reply #4 on: Fri Oct 13 08:20:48 2017 »
Great to hear that, don't worry and don't hesitate to register on the french forum, (it's more actif as well)