No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

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No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2012-12-22 13:01

Put Debian on Chromebook but do not have wireless. Please help...Alex86...Samsung Series 5.....
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby deltaflyer » 2012-12-22 13:17

output of
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lspci -nnk
might help :wink:
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2013-01-15 02:14

Still no wireless....

Because I can't run command you suggested (can't get online and usb not reading attachment when I saved output) these are only specs I can offer. Once again, all Debian operational except wireless....help!


Performance
Processor 1.66GHz Intel Atom N570
Cache L2: 1MB
Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 2GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel GMA 3150 Shared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 12.1"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1280 x 800
Brightness 300cd/m2
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 16GB SSD
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display None
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x SDHC
1x SDXC 1
Communications
Network None
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth None
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes, 0.3MP
General
Operating System Chrome OS
Security Infineon TPM Software Professional Package
Keyboard Keys: 74
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 4-Cell Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 6.5 Hours per Charge (41Wh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.6 x 0.8 x 8.6" / 29.46 x 2.03 x 21.84 cm
Weight 3.06 lb / 1.39 kg
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby dasein » 2013-01-15 02:51

Knowing that the machine has an anti-glare screen or that it weighs 3.06 pounds isn't going to help anyone diagnose a networking problem.

There are multiple reports on the interwebz of Ubuntu working on Chromebooks. So maybe try booting from an Ubuntu LiveCD and gathering the requested information.

Also specify which version of Debian you're trying to install.

Folks here can only help you if you are willing to "meet halfway."
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2013-01-15 09:41

Thank you for your suggestion dasein. It worked perfectly. More importantly, thanks for your help. Data requested is below.


root@chromebook:/home/user# lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
Kernel modules: nm10_gpio
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:c0a7]
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300 Wireless LAN adaptor [168c:0030] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device [144d:4107]
Kernel modules: ath9k
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby dasein » 2013-01-15 16:11

You didn't say which version you're trying to install, even though I asked. And I'm not feeling the urge to beg, so here's a suggestion that will either work, or it won't.

In all likelihood, the shortest route to a solution is to install Wheezy. If that doesn't work for some reason, then wait until someone with more patience than I have stumbles upon your thread.

Good luck.
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2013-01-15 16:53

Dasein....

Thanks for your reply. I am sorry that patience is not one of your virtues for those of us who may not be as familiar as you are with Debian or Linux.

I apologize that I did not say that it was a stable install.

I am trying to find answers that won't require a testing install. No Ethernet port on Chromebook and limited options to install other os's (other than Chrubuntu) gives me few options without wireless working on my current stable install.

Thanks and any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby ld114 » 2013-01-27 12:05

Hi

I had a similar issue with a Samsung Netbook. Debian doesn't include the "non-free" wifi drivers for the Broadcom hardware it uses.

Try checking what wifi hardware is on your system with the command lspci in a terminal (Accessories menu). The answer should be near the foot of the response.

Then search: http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi for information about your wifi hardware.

The drivers I needed are the brcm set and the rtl_nic set. I downloaded these folders and loading Nautilus file manager using "sudo nautilus" command in a terminal (to give write priveliges) copied them into the "/lib/firmware" directory. Then on reboot the wifi worked.

Without ethernet, you will need another PC with internet access or get a friend/colleague to provide this for you.

An alternative approach: Ubuntu 12.04 should provide the drivers you need. If you install Ubuntu 12.04, and identify the drivers you need using lspci etc, you can then take a copy of them on a usb stick from /lib/firmware directory and then install Debian Squeeze. You can then copy them into /lib/firmware.

Hope this helps (if help is still needed).
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby ld114 » 2013-01-27 12:19

Further to the previous post, I notice that you have the Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300 Wireless LAN adaptor.

See here for info:

http://wiki.debian.org/ath9k

(Ubuntu does include the driver(s) you need.)
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-01-27 12:21

joemartin wrote:
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01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9300 Wireless LAN adaptor [168c:0030] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device [144d:4107]
Kernel modules: ath9k

As per http://wiki.debian.org/ath9k your device is supported by 3.2.0 or later kernels.
This means one from backports or, as dasein suggests, the easy way is simply to install wheezy (which is frozen and very close to release as stable).
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2013-01-27 12:30

Thanks for your feedback.The easiest solution it seems would be if there is a testing install script for the Samsung Series 5 x86 Chromebook. All scripts I have seen are simply for Debian Stable 6.0.3.

If you know of a testing script please let me know......
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-01-27 12:38

What script?
Can you not just boot a wheezy install cd or usb?
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby joemartin » 2013-01-27 13:11

Wish it was that easy with Chromebook. Unfortunately, no cdrom and booting from usb is difficult to get around aas well...
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2013-01-27 13:30

OK.
You can get the kernel from backports, transfer it via usb and install with dpkg.
You will also need to get any of the dependencies that are not satisfied by your current install.
Assuming 64 bit, see here - http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-back ... po.4-amd64
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Re: No wireless on Debian Chromebook install...

Postby stevepusser » 2013-01-28 00:38

And don't forget to get the firmware-atheros package from backports and install it, too.

(forseeing the next problem).

The device uses the ath9k (for atheros 9000 devices) driver, and a way to see if the PCI ID (0168c:0030) is supported in your running kernel is to run

su -c 'modinfo ath9k'

for example with a 3.6.11 kernel:

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steve@hplaptop:~$ su -c 'modinfo ath9k'
Password:
filename:       /lib/modules/3.6.11-stevo-generic-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
license:        Dual BSD/GPL
description:    Support for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN cards.
author:         Atheros Communications
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000037sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000034sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000033sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000032sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000030sv*sd*bc*sc*i*     <--------- Voila!
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Esv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Dsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd0000002Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000029sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000027sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000024sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v0000168Cd00000023sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        ath9k_hw,ath9k_common,mac80211,led-class,ath,cfg80211
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.6.11-stevo-generic-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           debug:Debugging mask (uint)
parm:           nohwcrypt:Disable hardware encryption (int)
parm:           blink:Enable LED blink on activity (int)
parm:           btcoex_enable:Enable wifi-BT coexistence (int)
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