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Debian 7.7.0 Live GNOME Kernel Failure?

Discussion in 'Debian GNU/Linux' started by bashcommando, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. bashcommando

    bashcommando Guest

    I was installing Debian off my pen drive when I ran into this: When it prompted me to input a SSID(Not pick one from a list) I did what it asked. I found this odd since I had a ethernet connection, but I continued anyways. Everything seems fine but I want to start a web server. My model is a HP Mini Netbook, I won't have much traffic. Help?
    Edit: I forgot to mention that once I typed the SSID and Password it gave me an error and prompted me again.
    Edit: When I booted into Debian it works with my Ethernet but not my Wireless. It states that it is missing firmware.

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    #1 bashcommando, Dec 15, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  2. Mitt Green

    Mitt Green Guest

    Debian misses proprietary firmware by default due to its Guidelines. You need to download drivers first, put them on your USB drive and then install. After installation you need to reboot, of course.
  3. bashcommando

    bashcommando Guest

    WHat exactly would I need to use?
  4. ryanvade

    ryanvade Guest

    You can get the Firmware packages and install them with dpkg.
  5. bashcommando

    bashcommando Guest

    What is the package called?
  6. ryanvade

    ryanvade Guest

  7. rstanley

    rstanley Guest

    You need to edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list, and change "main" to "main contrib non-free" at the end of each line. Then search for "firmware". On my system I installed "firmware-iwlwifi" in addition to "firmware-linux-free", and "firmware-linux-nonfree". Your system might need different and/or additional files.

    Run 'dmesg' as root and look for any error and informational messages.

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