Mandriva 2010.0 on HP mini 110

No problem to install Mandriva 2010.0 on this new (for me !) HP mini 110. However, at reboot time, blocked on udev.

I found a similar bug report for another system that gave me the hint: Add ssb.blacklist=1 at boot prompt. And indeed it did the trick😉

Now I still need to find a way to make the embedded bcm43xx wifi module to work with ndiswrapper, and everything looks just fine. Also will try mobin to see how convenient it is ont it.

7 Responses to “Mandriva 2010.0 on HP mini 110”

  1. TeaAge Says:

    This should do the trick with your wifi card
    :
    http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Installing_wireless_network_cards_using_the_b43_driver

    Regards,
    TeaAge

    • brunocornec Says:

      I had to do rather:
      sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o

      But now I have the following error:

      ssb: Unknown parameter `blacklist’
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_device_is_enabled
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_pcicore_dev_irqvecs_enable
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_may_powerdown
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_dma_free_consistent
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_suspend
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_unregister
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_resume
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_set_devtypedata
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_device_disable
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_dma_alloc_consistent
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_dma_set_mask
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_device_enable
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_driver_unregister
      b43: Unknown symbol __ssb_driver_register
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_pcmciabus_register
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_bus_powerup
      b43: Unknown symbol ssb_dma_translation

      Will try to reboot without the ssb.blacklist now the firmware is installed.

  2. Farnas Says:

    this instruction for “missing wireless drivers b43” worked for me perfectly:

    http://www.omattos.com/node/6

    and also thank you for your advise of booting on HP mini

  3. Adam Williamson Says:

    The b43 driver will not work if you have to blacklist ssb; b43 (and the b44 driver for wired ethernet adapters) depend on ssb, they cannot work without ssb being loaded.

    I’d recommend using the Broadcom proprietary ‘wl’ module. It should be available in Mandriva non-free, just install the dkms-wl package.

    • brunocornec Says:

      Thanks Adam !! Was already impressed by the help you brought formely to the Mandriva community, but now even working for RedHat, you’re still supporting it ! Great😉 On my side I’m also supporting some of your colleagues around that one: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=554078

      I had to do:

      urpmf wl | grep dkm

      to find that the package is indeed called dkms-broadcom-wl
      Installing it was as easy as urpmi dkms-broadcom-wl😉
      And then a modprbe wl gives:

      lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
      lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
      wl: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
      Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
      wl 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
      wl 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
      eth1: Broadcom BCM4315 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.10.91.9

      So it works ! as confirmed by drakroam. Not that I’m found of proprietary drivers, but as long as I need ssb.blacklist, it seems I won’t be able to use the free ones😦

      I also remarked a last problem on that machine. lspci list the ethernet card as gigabit, but ethtool only show it as a 10/100. Do others have the same behaviour ?
      $ lspci | grep -i eth
      02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev c0)
      $ sudo ethtool eth0 | grep 10
      Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full

      Maybe I also need to look at the atl1c driver then😉 (modinfo gives nothing, but code seems to show that there is indeed a 1Gb/s mode)

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  5. brunocornec Says:

    Coming back to this problem. I still had issues using the Wifi connection in 2010.0. Seting up the ESSID wasn’t working with iwconfig essid command. After upgrading today to 2010.1, and still using the wl driver, it now works correctly, as this post is made using it😉 So this machine is really becoming very attractive for me to travel with, due to its weight and now capabilities.

    However, the ethernet is still 100Mb/s. Will have to fill a bug for that I guess.

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