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    when i search for wifi singals it says non found.

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    Was this after installing the b43-firmware? Note, you may also need the b43-fwcutter.
    What was your exact error message?
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    Sorry it was before i saw your msg so it was before i installed. I downloaded the pkg onto a USB stick and right now im still wrestling with it trying to install it.

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    Code:
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk# ls
    Text\ File*           broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4/            wicd.tar.gz*
    b43-firmware/         broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4source.tar*
    b43-firmware.tar.gz*  wicd-1.5.4source.tar*
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk# cd b43-firmware                 
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk/b43-firmware# ls
    README*  b43-firmware.SlackBuild*  b43-firmware.info*  slack-desc*
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk/b43-firmware# chmod -x b43-firmware.SlackBuild
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk/b43-firmware# ./b43-firmware.SlackBuild 
    tar: /media/disk/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    root@Donaldtux:/media/disk/b43-firmware#
    this is my error when i try to install

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    SlackBuild How-To
    Following the steps outlined here, you'll need to include the source tarball in the b43-firmware directory.
    If you do cat b43-firmware.info, you'll see the URL where you can download the tarball.
    Then do ./b43-firmware.SlackBuild. That will then create a file in the /tmp directory. cd to the /tmp directory and do installpkg <file for b43>
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    oo ok so put the source without extracting in the b43-firmware folder and try again?

    ill give this a try in the morning.. Thx for all your help

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    Here's the breakdown of it
    Download the Build from SlackBuilds.
    Open a terminal and CD to that directory. I made a Builds directory in my home folder for these.
    Then do:
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    tar -zxvf <build_file>
    cd <new_directory>
    Download the source tarball into the new directory
    Then, as root:
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    ./<file.Build>
    cd /tmp
    installpkg <package_file>
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    Thanks for all your help jay512 i got it working.

    Since then i have installed NVIDIA driver and kernel from slackbuilds.

    Fatal server error:
    no screen found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldfarkas View Post
    Fatal server error:
    no screen found.
    Did you create /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the relevant device section?

    Did you install xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist from extra?

    //edit: it's in /extra not slackbuilds!
    Last edited by cynwulf; 10-09-2011 at 03:37 PM.

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    nope i just installed

    SlackBuilds.org - nvidia-driver
    SlackBuilds.org - nvidia-kernel

    i did not create /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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