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Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby cynwulf » May 22nd, 2013, 8:31 pm

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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby jheaton5 » May 23rd, 2013, 9:07 am

Thanks for this How-To. I have had trouble with my broadcom device and didn't know what the problem was.

I have updated my sources to include the unstable deb-src repo and updated the apt database. When I perform
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# apt-get install devscripts
apt-get wants to install 82 new packages. Is that correct?
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby cynwulf » May 23rd, 2013, 10:12 am

That sounds about right, none of those are huge, but if you want to trim it down a bit

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# aptitude --without-recommends install devscripts


I will be interested to know how you get on.

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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby jheaton5 » May 23rd, 2013, 2:46 pm

I went ahead and allowed all the packages to be installed.
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# apt-get build-dep b43-fwcutter
$ apt-get source b43-fwcutter
$ cd b43-fwcutter-017
went fine. But,
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$ debchange -b -v 1:017-1.1~bpo50+1
produced a changelog report and then ended without performing the debchange. When I get back home to that computer, I'll post the text of the changelog report.

By the way, I am doing this on a fresh wheezy install with an iso that I downloaded yesterday.
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby cynwulf » May 23rd, 2013, 3:48 pm

The "changelog report" is just the nano editor, if you're not familiar with it, just enter some details after the asterisk e.g. "backported to wheezy" and then CTRL+o to save and CTRL+x to exit. Then continue from there.
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby jheaton5 » May 23rd, 2013, 4:00 pm

OK, I recognized nano and exited (ctrl) x. When it went back to the $ prompt I thought it had not executed the command. I'll continue the install when I get home. Thanks.
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby cynwulf » May 23rd, 2013, 4:03 pm

Ah that explains it then, just save it with CTRL+o first and it should be plain sailing from there - good luck.
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby cynwulf » May 23rd, 2013, 4:07 pm

Update:

$ debchange -b -v 1:017-1.1~bpo70+1

This seems more fitting, considering we're no longer running Lenny
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby jheaton5 » May 23rd, 2013, 11:26 pm

Success. Thanks.
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Re: Wheezy B43 firmware

Postby FretfulMother » May 24th, 2013, 12:14 am

I got a broadcom, 4213, and i will test it as soon as possible.
I got no problems (probably cause i am running Sid? Well: from the top of my head i don't know which driver i use. Perhaps that).
In short i only wanted to thank for the how-to. I got it in my mind, but am busy these days, so i won't try it anytime soon
(well: it seems already confirmed that it works perfectly, so there is no stress).

debchange (dch)? Weird and not easy to understand, but very leet :-) Perhaps the discussion of julian and Soul should be copied, to understand it a bit better (if i recall correct the explanations were good, but above me). That was just chat, not real info. Well: one can always edit debian/changelog later, with an editor and without using dch (let's call that manually). That was at least a wee bit of info.
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