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No Internet (SOLVED)
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:31:08 pm »
Hello--

I have Peppermint 9 installed on a HP Mini 110 and it works very nicely, but it does not seem to see any of the wifi networks around me. When I tried Peppermint 8, it saw everything and I was bale to get out on the web with no trouble. Is there something I can easily do to get this fixed?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 04:24:20 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
and can you confirm that you're able to connect to the internet if you connect the netbook to your router with an ethernet cable ?

My guess is you need to install the broadcom drivers which will be MUCH easier if you can connect to the internet .. but we won't know for sure until we know which wireless card you have.
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 05:13:24 pm »
Here's what comes up:

grep: net: No such file or directory

This netbook has no ethernet port. (Needless to say I'm writing from another one, with a Peppermint 9 trial that had no trouble connecting to the net.)

When I ran a Peppermint 8 trial on the HP Mini that's having the problem with 8, it connected perfectly. It's just not seeing the wifi in 9.

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Re: No Internet
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 05:39:03 pm »
Can you try again, you must have mistyped the command.

be aware:-
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
is all one command.
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 06:25:43 pm »
Hi huntergirl, how's it going?  Welcome to the Peppermint Forum, it's nice to meet you  :).  The following advice should help you with entering commands into the terminal window.  We like to keep things as easy as possible for our users.  I hope this helps  ;).

To open a terminal window either select it from the menu by typing: terminal in the search box, or navigating to:

menu > Accessories > Terminal

For quick terminal access, using the following keystrokes will also open a terminal window, (most people choose this method):

Ctrl+Alt+t

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Re: No Internet
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 10:42:29 pm »
Thanks for the advice and the warm welcome. I realized there was a letter I had mistyped, and when I did it again, lo and behold, here's what I saw:

Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e3:4315 (rev 01)

Looks like some Broadcom drivers are missing but since I can't get that computer online at all, I'm not sure how to download and install them.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: No Internet
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 10:55:50 am »
Do you have another PC with an active internet connection (so we can download some files), and a USB stick (with which we can transfer them to the HP mini) ?

If so I'll post instructions.
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 11:59:03 am »
Yes indeed--I have both. I eagerly await your transmission!
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 03:29:11 pm »
Oops, I forgot to ask whether you're on Peppermint 9 32bit or 64bit ?

Can you open a terminal and run:
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cat /etc/lsb-release
and post what's returned back here.
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 04:07:34 pm »
Not on my problem machine at the moment but I can tell you that it's got 32bit.

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Re: No Internet
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 04:54:03 pm »
Okay if you're sure it's Peppermint 9 32bit....

On the problem PC, create a directory on the desktop called b43-offline

On a PC with an internet connection, download these 2 files:-
http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_019-3_i386.deb
and:-
http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2

Copy them across to the problem PC and place then in the b43-offline directory you created earlier.

Now open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop/b43-offline
then
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sudo apt-get install ./b43-fwcutter_019-3_i386.deb
then
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tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
then
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
then
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43
now either reboot (and the driver should get loaded automagically .. or manually load the driver with
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sudo modprobe b43
and your wireless should hopefully spring to life



I'm only adding this section for anyone else that might read this topic in the future who wonders how to install the b43 driver in Peppermint 9 64bit.

On the Peppermint 9 64bit PC, create a directory on the desktop called b43-offline

On a PC with an internet connection, download these 2 files:-
http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_019-3_amd64.deb
and:-
http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2

Copy them across to the problem PC and place then in the b43-offline directory you created earlier.

Now open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop/b43-offline
then:
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sudo apt-get install ./b43-fwcutter_019-3_amd64.deb
then:
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tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
then:
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
then:
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43
now either reboot (and the driver should get loaded automagically .. or manually load the driver with:
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sudo modprobe b43
and your wireless should hopefully spring to life, and you're all done.
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re:no internet
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 08:51:07 am »
Made the directory and imported the files and ran the first command on your list, but got this:

bash: cd: /home/patricia/Desktop/b43-offline: no such file or directory

It's sitting here on my desktop and the files are in it so it clearly exists, but I'm not sure what to do to get it seen.
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 11:28:14 am »
Could you please open the terminal and post the output of
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pwd
and
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ls -lp
?

EDIT: Actually, I bet you just have to
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cd Desktop/b43-offline
and proceed from there  ;)
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 02:21:03 pm »
What's the output from:
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ls /home/patricia/Desktop
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Re: No Internet
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2018, 07:37:57 pm »
The output from cd: Desktop/b43-offline was

bash: cd: Desktop/b43-offline: No such file or directory

Output from /home/patricia/Desktop was

bash: /home/patricia/Desktop: Is a directory