Re: debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> > > [..]
> > >
> > > According to your boot log, the network adapter uses the "sky2" module,
> > > so it's a Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> > >
> > I'm sorry I forgot to mention this---the boot log is from the successful
> > install with the later netinst CD, so the Marvell is detected just fine.
> > It's the wireless that I'm having trouble with now---nothing shows up in
> > dmesg...
> What is the driver ?
> Do lspci or lshw commands show something ?
lspci shows this:
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
I've set up broadcom on laptops before and already installed
b43-fwcutter---perhaps I've just missed a step?
Thanks for the gmail tip, I will set that up.
> In the last case, you can try to use the ndiswrapper  with the
> W32 driver.
> > > If you have some time, can you send an installation report, so the
> > > Debian-Installer know about this problem (it takes 10 minutes) :
> > > http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/i386/apas04.html
> > Is there another way to do this besides the reportbug command? It
> > crashes because it doesn't support Gmail's SMTP...
> You can send a email directly, but needs a special format . But
> reportbug supports Gmail. You can see my reportbug config file
> (only interesting lines are shown):
> email "email@example.com"
> realname "Ricardo Ichizo"
> replyto "Ricardo Ichizo <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
> smtphost smtp.gmail.com:587
> smtpuser n1ghtcr4wler
> smtppasswd secret
>  http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/
>  http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting
> Best Regards,