Thursday, February 25, 2010
Getting Wireless to work on Moblin on a Lenovo S10 -2 Netbook
How to install Wireless Broadcom Drivers on Moblin
I followed an updated guide written by Greg Slaine from here
This was written for a Dell Mini 9 wireless which are the same as in the Lenovo
Follow this to the letter and then reboot.
Here is what he wrote
The Dell Mini 9 uses a broadcom wireless device which doesn’t have native support in the standard Moblin V2 distribution.
What you’ll need
Unfortunately, as with most situations like this, you’ll need a wired connection active in order to download the appropriate files.
Please visit the Broadcom site to read the details on the license of this driver
For those of you wanting to just get up and running, then I’ve setup a repository on slaine.org with the binary and source rpms I’ve created for Moblin.
Download rpm here
If doing so on Moblin, then the PackageKit GUI will be triggered where you will be prompted for a password to install it. This will enable the repository on your system.
From there you can use the PackageKit GUI in the Applications/Settings section (search for wl-kmod) or just via yum on the command line ...
sudo yum install wl-kmod
What I did (as I was very nervous and had got unstuck with this on the first attempt ) was :
Plug in a connection to my broadband
Get a webpage up and access Greg's site
Click on the rpm files at slain.org.
They downloaded and installed when I put in my password automatically
I then hit Alt+ F2
Typed terminal and when that opened pasted the sudo yum install command above
This installed the wireless
My Netbook then offered a load of updates which I installed automatically
I then rebooted and unplugged the wired connection
When booted I clicked the wireless on and waited for my wireless to appear which it did pretty quickly and I was done!
Big thanks to Greg
Now to sort my sounds out!