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#1 2018-11-27 16:02:29

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
Posts: 7  

Repo with a firmware-b43-installer package

Hi,

Sorry for a probably stupid question, but which repo should I add to install a firmware-b43-installer package? Package browser from the Devuan website indicates

firmware-b43-installer 019-3 [contrib/kernel - optional]
[Origin: Debian - ascii - contrib]

but I somehow failed to figure out which repo it is. This package is absent in pre-configured repos in the newly-installed x64 ASCII.

Thank you.

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#2 2018-11-27 18:30:30

dxrobertson
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Registered: 2017-05-04
Posts: 105  

Re: Repo with a firmware-b43-installer package

see this thread, it may help:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2340


b43-fwcutter is in contrib, and the firmware can be found at https://sources.openwrt.org/broadcom-wl … .5.tar.bz2.

Last edited by dxrobertson (2018-11-27 18:30:54)

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#3 2018-11-27 18:39:41

Ogis1975
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Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 52  

Re: Repo with a firmware-b43-installer package

Hello. As root, open file

 /etc/apt/sources.list

and add contrib and non-free (if you want) to it.  It should look like this

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib

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#4 2018-11-28 01:20:22

dxrobertson
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Registered: 2017-05-04
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Re: Repo with a firmware-b43-installer package

A little clarification.

b43-fwcutter is a package from repository (contrib).  Its an executable that EXTRACTS required firmware from a file, it doesnt supply firmware.

The actual firmware can be obtained from https://openwrt.org/.  You need to download the whatever firmware file that matches your particular hardware device.  I cant help with what file to download.

You can poke around here:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/

and here:
https://sources.openwrt.org/

to determine what file matches your hardware.

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#5 2018-11-29 15:54:33

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
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Re: Repo with a firmware-b43-installer package

Thank you guys, the repos are added, drivers are installed, wifi is working.
dxrobertson I used these instructions to acquire and install the driver:
https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
Looks like everything was done automatically in the background. At least everything that was required from me was just this package.
Thank you.

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