Elive

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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Installed Mode
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity High
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 1.x Gem+ (developmen
  • Due in Version 3.0
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Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by Guillaume hatt - 2009-12-03
Last edited by Thanatermesis - 2017-08-02

FS#513 - Wifi problem on Dell D410

Hi,
I use elive installed on a Dell D410 laptop with Broadcom BCM4311 wifi card. I can see networks, but I’m unable to connect to anyone because dhclient is unable to obtain an IP address.
I tried other wifi cards (Realtek, D-Link), and it is always same problem. All these cards are supported by Debian Lenny or Ubuntu 8.04.
I really like elive and wouldn’t go back to Lenny because of this wifi problem.

Thanks for help.
G. Hatt

uname -r:
2.6.26.8-elive-686

lspci :
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC’97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC’97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI6515 Cardbus Controller
02:01.5 Communication controller: Texas Instruments PCI6515 SmartCard Controller
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 [AirForce 54g] 802.11a/b/g PCI Express Transceiver (rev 02)

Closed by  Thanatermesis
02.08.2017 17:49
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

should be fixed in new beta's, re-open the task if don't

Roman Vik commented on 29.12.2009 21:45

if U see the network, problem won't be in the card.. driver seems to be OK. I have D620, all works.. SO what kind of certification do U use? Free, WPA, WPE ?

Admin
Thanatermesis commented on 20.01.2010 03:45

Still not work on udpated version of elive ?

andy purugganan commented on 10.02.2017 20:30

I have a dell 6400 laptop and I think it does not have a complete ECONNMAN package. When I try an apt-get install, aptitude would like to rip Elive's guts out, almost 80% of installed programs have to be uninstalled! To me, the wireless setup/configuration is the weakest link. I have to run Bodhilinux first, and open Elive within a VM to play with it–this is embarassing when I have been telling their devs that I almost use elive exclusively! On a stick! The installed version works 100% if my connection is WIRED, a 20th century method for a better distro.

So I googled to see how other people have used their elive. Not a lot to find unfortunately. I think it's GTK-econnman, GNOME keyring, etc that could make the wireless work out-of-the-box. I coud only sell the

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