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Hi! My brother just bought a netbook, eeePC Seashell series and he requested me for help installing ubuntu. I tried 3 times but although my install seems to be good, ...
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    [SOLVED] eeePC Netbook Seashell Internet Problems


    Hi!

    My brother just bought a netbook, eeePC Seashell series and he requested me for help installing ubuntu. I tried 3 times but although my install seems to be good, I can't connect to the internet. Cabled or wireless. I could have posted my error reports but since I can't connect to the internet, it would be hard as of the moment.

    It seems that the modules are not loading at installation. I can't update or upgrade or download anything.

    Any ideas please?

    Thanks!

    regards,

    nujinini

    EDIT:

    #lspci -n | grep 14e4
    02:00.0 0280: 14e4:4727 (rev 01)

    #lspci

    Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727
    Ethernet Controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 2062
    Last edited by nujinini; 04-28-2011 at 07:05 PM.
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    For Ubuntu and EEEPc all I can suggest is

    Bugfixing and Working Around Ubuntu 10.4 LTS Lucid Lynx... (Page 1) / Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu / EeeUser Forum

    It is a long thread nujinini. Maybe you will see a fix in there. Also. Clamshell/Seashell EEEPC is not a good description like model 701sd or model 900. So from your Broadcom lspci, all I could get at search on eeepc forum was

    lspci for 1215N (Page 1) / Eee PC 1201x Specific Discussion / EeeUser Forum

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    pciid 14e4:4727 = BCM4313

    Should be supported by the Broadcom STA driver (and the very new brcm80211)

    Instructions for installing the broadcom sta driver with or without internet access here.

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    rokytnji & reed9!

    Thank you so much for your time and responses! I am able to solve the problem and hereunder are my outputs for others to check out if they encounter the same.

    I am now in fact using the machine on wireless.

    Again, thank you!

    Basically I followed instructions here.

    Code:
    vem@vem-laptop:~$ cd /media/Ubuntu\ 10.04\ LTS\ i386/ 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386$ ls 
    autorun.inf  dists    isolinux    pics  preseed             ubuntu 
    casper       install  md5sum.txt  pool  README.diskdefines  wubi.exe 
     
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386$ cd pool/ 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool$ ls 
    main  restricted 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool$ cd main/ 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ ls 
    b  d  f  g  l  m  n  p  s  u  w  x 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ cd d 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/d$ clear 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/d/dkms$ ls 
    dkms_2.1.1.2-2fakesync1_all.deb 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/d/dkms$ sudo dpkg -i dkms*[sudo] password for vem: 
    Selecting previously deselected package dkms. 
    (Reading database ... 122763 files and directories currently installed.) 
    Unpacking dkms (from dkms_2.1.1.2-2fakesync1_all.deb) ... 
    Setting up dkms (2.1.1.2-2fakesync1) ... 
    
    Processing triggers for man-db ... 
     
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/d$ ls 
    dkms  dpkg 
     
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ ls 
    b  d  f  g  l  m  n  p  s  u  w  x 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ cd p 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/p$ ls 
    patch 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/p$ cd patch/ 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/p/patch$ sudo dpkg -i patch* 
    Selecting previously deselected package patch. 
    (Reading database ... 122807 files and directories currently installed.) 
    Unpacking patch (from patch_2.6-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ... 
    Setting up patch (2.6-2ubuntu1) ... 
    Processing triggers for man-db ... 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/p/patch$ cd .. 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/p$ cd .. 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ ls 
    b  d  f  g  l  m  n  p  s  u  w  x 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main$ cd f 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/f$ ls 
    fakeroot 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/f$ cd fakeroot/ 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/main/f/fakeroot$ sudo dpkg -i fakeroot* 
    Selecting previously deselected package fakeroot. 
    (Reading database ... 122818 files and directories currently installed.) 
    Unpacking fakeroot (from fakeroot_1.14.4-1ubuntu1_i386.deb) ... 
    Setting up fakeroot (1.14.4-1ubuntu1) ... 
    update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/fakeroot-sysv to provide /usr/bin/fakeroot (fakeroot) in auto mode. 
    
    Processing triggers for man-db ... 
    
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool$ cd restricted/b 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/restricted/b$ ls 
    bcmwl 
     
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/restricted/b$ cd bcmwl/ 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-source* 
    (Reading database ... 122857 files and directories currently installed.) 
    Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu3 (using bcmwl-kernel-source_5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu3_i386.deb) ... 
    Unpacking replacement bcmwl-kernel-source ... 
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ... 
    Loading new bcmwl-5.60.48.36+bdcom DKMS files... 
    First Installation: checking all kernels... 
    Building only for 2.6.32-21-generic 
    Building for architecture i686 
    Building initial module for 2.6.32-21-generic 
    Done. 
    
    wl.ko: 
    Running module version sanity check. 
     - Original module 
       - No original module exists within this kernel 
     - Installation 
       - Installing to /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/updates/dkms/ 
    
    depmod....... 
    
    DKMS: install Completed. 
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) 
    
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... 
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic 
    vem@vem-laptop:/media/Ubuntu 10.04 LTS i386/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl$
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