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Old hp Laptop.

Here you can post about what you did to get MEPIS to work right with your computer or if hardware worked right out of the box for you. This is for the computers and/or hardware that is normally hard to get working right in Linux or MEPIS.
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Eino
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Old hp Laptop.

#1 Post by Eino » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:38 am

The broadcom driver gave me a problem, but it was easily solved. On every reboot I had to reinstall b43 driver.
So I blacklisted "wl" then: /etc/modprobe.d/Broadcom-stadkms.conf and comment out "Blacklist b43" Then I went to: /etc/modules and type in b43 and save it.
Even tho this computer has a single core 64bit chipset in it the 32bit system runs better.

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$ inxi -F 
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 3.16.0-4-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 Distro: MX-15_386 Fusion 24 December 2015
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Compaq nx6125 (PZ849UA#ABA) v: F.13
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 308B v: KBC Version 45.27
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68DTT Ver. F.13 date: 09/08/2008
Battery    C17C: charge: 0.0 Wh 0.0% condition: 11.7/11.7 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Single core AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-30 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
           speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS480M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
           driver: snd_atiixp
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-686-pae
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4309 802.11abg Wireless Network Controller
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:14:a5:29:07:95
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (20.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HITACHI_DK23FB size: 40.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 35G used: 5.7G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0C mobo: 52.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 144 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 163.1/1896.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.0 
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Re: Old hp Laptop.

#2 Post by jdmeaux1952 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:40 am

Now you have shown that the old can be the new "NEW". I love the older equipment. Sometimes it is a chalenge to get them to work right. But once you figure it our, it JUST WORKS.
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Re: Old hp Laptop.

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:04 am

The broadcom driver gave me a problem, but it was easily solved. On every reboot I had to reinstall b43 driver.
So I blacklisted "wl" then: /etc/modprobe.d/Broadcom-stadkms.conf and comment out "Blacklist b43" Then I went to: /etc/modules and type in b43 and save it.
We have tried to set things up so that was done automatically, so we'll have to check.
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Re: Old hp Laptop.

#4 Post by kmathern » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:27 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
The broadcom driver gave me a problem, but it was easily solved. On every reboot I had to reinstall b43 driver.
So I blacklisted "wl" then: /etc/modprobe.d/Broadcom-stadkms.conf and comment out "Blacklist b43" Then I went to: /etc/modules and type in b43 and save it.
We have tried to set things up so that was done automatically, so we'll have to check.
The BroadcomStartup script in the original MX-15 release (24 December 2015) missed some of the broadcom devices, the August snapshots (http://mxrepo.com/snapshots/) have an updated script which should do better.

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