Installation - Kanotix default kernel support

flebber - 25.08.2011, 15:28 Uhr
Titel: Kanotix default kernel support
I was investigating kanotix and came across this review http://all-things-linux.blogspot.com/2011/06/kanotix-2011-05-hellfire-review.html This was a review of the 2011-05 release and from it.
My screen resolution was properly detected, as were my network and wireless interfaces, but no networks showing up in KNetworkManager. A quick check confirmed that in fact neither the broadcom-sta driver nor the brcm80211 firmware were installed. So my hardware is recognized as claimed, but not supported.

I have a broadcom driver so I want to sus this out before install. As I don't have a hard wired connection i need to download any requirements before install.

I found a reference on the aptosid manual http://manual.aptosid.com/en/nf-firm-en.htm#fw-detect Would this work with kanotix? Would this be what I would need to do?
Should you need to prefetch firmware .debs, to put on a usb-key to transfer the files to another computer, you can download them as either a zip or tar.gz file from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unoff ... d/current/ and extract it to a folder called firmware, you should see a number of .deb files.

Next download http://packages.debian.org/sid/firmware-linux-free*.deb and add it to all the other debs in the folder you extracted the non-free firmware to. Then transfer them with the stick to the computer that needs the non-free firmware and:

dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree*.deb

eco2geek - 29.08.2011, 04:03 Uhr
What kind of Broadcom chipset do you have?

If you have a laptop with a Broadcom 43xx chipset. this Ubuntu wiki article is a good guide to getting it going if you can download the needed packages to a USB stick from an Internet-connected computer and then plug it into the laptop after you install Kanotix.

You'll want to download and use Debian Squeeze packages (search engeine at http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages ), rather than Ubuntu packages.

Keep in mind that Aptosid is based on Sid, while Kanotix is based on Squeeze. I haven't tried their method yet.
Kano - 29.08.2011, 05:10 Uhr
It depends on the chipset if you only need firmware or the wl driver. In case you need wl follow


in the irc. wl is the binary broadcom driver.
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