Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hp Mini 110 From "Al Campo"

Just bought a Netbook and according to Ubuntu, the mini 110 works fine with Karmic

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks

So, I made the USB (after 9.04 and 10.10 didn't work) and installed it. Just like the posting says, everything works fine. However, I hate the power button on the Netbook. I did, as the post also states, have a problem with my Broadcom wireless card 4727. Ran a lspci -vnn and got the details.

I tried all of the fixes around and nothing worked. Here's what I ended up doing to make it all work:
first install the header tools etc...
n Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. Try these commands:
# apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
# apt-get build-dep linux

first remove any broadcom drivers , search in synaptic for broadcom, there should be two entries, remove them

if you don't remove them they will stick a wl.ko file that you don't want in the updates folder...

so, use the driver here hybrid....tar.gz

I did a sudo make clean, sudo make, sudo make install, it will create a wl.ko in your home directory

now, get the modules ready...

sudo modprobe lib80211_crypt_tkip
also
sudo modprobe lib80211
I put that one in just in case
now copy the new wl.ko file to your /lib/modules/..../kernel/net/wireless/ directory
go to that directory and run
sudo depmod -a
also insure that these modules aren't loaded
sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
now reload it
sudo modprobe wl

add your mod to the list

sudo vi /etc/modules

add lines
lib80211_crypt_tkip
lib80211

blacklist the ones that you dont want
in
sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

add lines

#added by john ortega
blacklist ssb
blacklist b43
restart the machine and voila

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