It looks like iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
is needed for my Dell latitude e4310.
Why is it not more simple.to install a distro that @Akito prefers ?
And that according to DISTROWATCH is 6th in the preferences
|1| MX Linux |3863|
|2| Manjaro |2670|
|3| Mint |2367|
|4| Ubuntu |1594|
|5| Pop!_OS |1542|
|6| Debian |1417|
I am not enthusiastic about this.
It seems to be an on going problem with some Linux Distro and the internet. I remember a lot of posts about internet connection problems and Ubuntu. Number 4 on your list.
You could try doing a search here on Its Foss and/or a search on the web to see if there is an error like yours that may solve your PC problem.
I am currently testing MX Linux also a Debian base Linux. Two installs went fine. One on a laptop and the other a desktop. A third install on the same laptop on another SSD show I have a Wifi connection but the MX OS acts as if I am not connected. I plan to download the Distro again and re-install MX to see if that clears up my problem.
You can get Debian “non official” ISO install DVD / CDRom images that have all the non-free binary blobs included… just google for it…
e.g. : https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/
When I do Debian (i.e. other than on RPi) - however - I usually find the drivers (deb files) and put them on yet another thumb drive so the installer can find them - but 'cause I’m so incredibly lazy - most times I can’t even be bothered to do that - so I’ll have the machine wired to ethernet during the installation, as most NIC / ethernet card drivers are free / OSS - just to get the beast online, pending locating wifi drivers…
Thank you @daniel.m.tripp and @easyt50
I was able to
- get the iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode file with another computer,
- put it on the same stick I used to install Debian
- continue the installation on a Dell e4310.
My second question is about Firefox ESR.
Wow !! Is this version really stable and won’t be upgraded every 2 weeks ?
It gets updates too, but not so frequent. I think those are security updates, there are no new features or such.
I was able to add myself in the sudoers …
I chose MATE over Xfce or Cinnamon because I know MATE.
Unfortunately the MATE in Mint is different than the MATE in Debian.
Why do versions make it so complicated ?
It just looks so, believe me
Now I don’t remember all of the steps, but when hopping to Debian I also had some missing “parts”.
Installing these gets closer to what you (and me too) used to.
So, this is a list of packages, probably you don’t need all of them:
rsync smartmontools sysstat htop lshw
cups cups-client foomatic-db system-config-printer
bluetooth rfkill blueman bluez bluez-tools pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
mate-menu font-manager caja-open-terminal plank lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings gnome-system-tools
qt5ct qt5-style-plugins qt4-qtconfig
samba smbclient python3-smbc gigolo gvfs-fuse
Other aspect is to take your panel to the bottom, add advanced MATE menu, etc…
Have a nice time during customizing your Debian!
This is my Debian on my laptop, as you can see it actually is not so different from Mint, apart from theme:
Thanks for your effort but my way is much faster.
Just delete Debian and replace it.
Looks like a dead ringer with my ancient laptop…
(Though only 1.3MiB RAM) Edit: and no use of Swap virtual memory either
Your idiom is lost for me @Andy2 .
I am confused.
Do you mean something like
No - nothing to do with Covid or Black Plague; simply duckduckgo dead ringer and you get first up…
It originates from your side of the pond -
We use it for exact duplicate or very much like over here…
Good job I wasn’t using Cockney Rhyming Slang or mentioned Septic Tank…
is supposed to be a good thing or not?
I want the facts not an interpretation.
And good Sunday to you @Andy2 too.
You asked so I gave an answer and a link - how good is that?
Yes - a good dead ringer - let’s play spot the difference
Remember me ?
I am the guy who tried to install debian on a DELL Latitude e4310, where I was asked to make the iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode file available while it refuses to see the file.
So the installation is made without network and after rebooting, I get a console/terminal.
Same thing on the DELL Latitude D830 where it takes
As you can see, it stupidly asks for them twice.
Yet the Latitude d830 has a
Device-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN vendor: Dell Wireless 1390
and yes the Latitude e4310 has a
Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
I looked some places and all I can get are deb files.
I do not want to install packages I want the files :
OTOH, I know my HP p6506f has
Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard Compaq 500B Microtower driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: e800 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136
IF: ens33 state: down mac: 1c:c1:de:5b:73:62
Device-2: Ralink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe vendor: Lite-On
driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 port: e800 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1814:3090
IF: wls35 state: down mac: 70:f1:a1:b4:09:16
Device-3: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB
driver: r8188eu bus ID: 1-7:5 chip ID: 0bda:8179
IF: wlxd03745f6d43d state: up mac: d0:37:45:f6:d4:3d
But the stupid DEBIAN can’t even see the USB dongle TL-WN725N.
Thar stupid Debian needs non-free firmwares for that HW.
Either get an install medium with the nonfree blobs, or enable nonfree repo and install them.
I could provide you help doing this, but I’m afraid you already gave up with Debian.
Here are 13 distros I have tried.
I have listed them in order of preference.
debian-10.7.0-amd64-netinst.iso the very worst
The first four, I was never able to get the wifi working.
The other eight are ok and again in order of preference :
I think MX-19 is just a better antiX
linuxmint-20.1-mate-Ulyssa-64bit.iso the best to my liking.
I would have liked to see what Debian looked like
but if I can’t install it easily ; I think it is is not worth the game.
Thanks anyway for your offer @kovacslt.
I admit I am used to PnP and I fully understand why so many people sneer at Linux users.
Before you send more of the smelly stuff on this board @Andy2
I must tell you that I have just sent money to ThinkPenguin.com
in order to get the Penguin Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU / Linux (TPE-N150USB) - $39.97 SKU: AR9271 (TPE-N150USB)
- Extended Warranty & Support: 90 Day Limited Warranty
- USB Extension Cable: Select
It better run on the first try
I’ll never talk to you again.
You think I am confused.
You think the smell came from someonw else.
You think too much.
Let other people do whatever they want to.
I asked for advices and got advices.
I tried Trisquel on 4 computers and said that it did not recognized the wifi cards nor the TL-WN725N and you jumped the gun.
I truly believe that you are not smart enough to judge what the moderators say on a board where you are ( and so am I ) just a visitor or a host.
It is a matter of respect.
People have their preferences but they are not into religion.
I know what FOSS is supposed to be.
I also know that one cannot run all existing programs on all existing operating systems.
Most of my relatives use Windows. A few are rich enough to buy an Apple product or they just do not know better.
I may have made a donation to the FsF by purchasing this USB-2 Wifi adapter but it is just to proove you wrong.
I mean Microsoft and Apple make people buy new computers every 5-6 years.
And Trisquel make me but a USB wifi dongle.
What I want is an OS that will work on all my machines. And I found some.
Your tests may be genuine but you have only tested YOUR Trisquel.
I think you can stop pointing shit face to moderators.
Do you understand why moderator ask you to act differently ?
Cordially yours - Roger