Ubuntu :: Longer Use Wireless Other Debian-based Recommendations?

Feb 15, 2010

I am a Ubuntu/Ubuntu-based linux fan but sadly I have a computer based on the intel 3945ABG chipset that Canonical as broken (the drivers for this chipset work fine in Debian. It is evidently due to patchs Canonical has added to the drivers). In a nutshell, I need a Debian-based Gnome distro with good driver/codec support built in that doesn't worry as much about "free-ness" nor legal pitfalls in certain countries about codecs.This is seen at bug report:

http://intel 3945ABG Sad, too, is that Canonical seems to not be interested in fixing this bug. In fact, with each new distro update, the bug seems to get worse. With this track recored, I don't have high hopes for Lucid. I really need to update the laptop it is on. I am looking for a good Gnome-based debian distro, but prefer one where I won't have to do a whole bunch of downloading "non-free" things like drivers and such (not even sure how to do this since medibuntu is for Ubuntu base distros and I'm not sure if it will work with a "non-patched" Debian repo.

Seems like most debian branches are in fact also Ubuntu branches. I had high hopes for Mepis, but it is KDE-based, and I don't want to go that way. After making the switch to Gnome almost a decade ago, I'm not wanting go mess with KDE anymore.

I have to avoid the Ubuntu distros as they have the same problem (for example, Linux Mint is what I have on this laptop as the wireless sort of worked if just browsing the web but download large files breaks it. It is essentially non-function in Jaunty and Karmic.) I will keep using Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the 4 netbooks we own. And Mint on the desktop and My personal laptop. I would just like advise on a good Debian to use for this other certain laptop.

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From icmp_seq=5 Destination Host Unreachable
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I have been unsuccessful for the past 3 days in getting Network Manager to identify our wireless network. The wired network connects without issue and I am able to make use of a USB Belkin adapter, which identifies all 7 of the various wireless networks in my neighborhood, including our home network.While I would be able to simply carry my Belkin adapter with me in order to make use of wireless networks, I would really like to solve this problem with my Broadcom adapter. I've gone through the Ubuntu Wireless Network Troubleshooting guide, but I still can't get it to workOutput of lshw -C network:

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1d57:d2d1
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3. I am still unable to get the "Wireless Networks" to even be selectable under the Network Manager
4. When I return to BIOS, the computer shuts down immediately.
5. The start-up menu won't allow me access.
6. I have an HP G60-445DX notebook and an MCP77 Ethernet..


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Advent 8117
Intel Core Duo T2080 1.73GHZ
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Wifi card: 0b:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)


[ 22.889588] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux, 2.6.32-21-generic-ks
[ 22.889592] iwl3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation


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here is the output

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07d1:3c0d D-Link System DWA-125 Wireless N 150 Adapter(rev.A1) [Ralink RT2870]

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May 29, 2010

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