|Red Drag Diva (reddragdiva) wrote,|
@ 2011-06-18 09:25 am UTC
Ubuntu 11.04 presents to the world an interface of ridiculous fuckery, even if you go to "classic." So, I'm a geek, let's see how the mothership is doing!
How to get the wifi working in Debian on a Mini 9:
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-22.214.171.124.o wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_013-2_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter* tar xfvj broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-184.108.40.206.o sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-220.127.116.11/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb sudo modprobe b43
This is starting from the 1.1 GB live-USB version, of course. Add several more installation steps if you're starting from the 140MB netinst ISO.
For evil, tainted, ugly, non-free formats — like all your mp3s — it appears Debian non-free is faintly less faff than the various Ubuntu plausible deniability shields for Canonical. Flash still looks like, ah, trouble.
I haven't actually wiped Ubuntu and installed Debian yet. The appreciation gained for the paper-cut annoyances Ubuntu fixes is valuable, however. (And I bet the non-free world is still way easier on Debian than Fedora.)