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    Im stuck between 3 distro versions i can never find wifi drivers for..


    So i have a Lenovo B50-30 and 3 DVD's:

    • Crunchbang #! (dont know which version, but some of the latest before the shutdown.)
    • Debian 8.3
    • Fedora 20


    All in 64 bit. Which one should i choose? Id like to install from DVD without having to download something new again... I'm kinda sick of it even if they are getting a little old. I would prefer it, but i'll download and keep trying cause i dont know **** about Linux drivers and i'm not in the mood......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Debian.....
    Really? Why is that? Can you help me configure the drivers?

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    This is the Debian wifi wiki.
    https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi

    Let us know which wireless card you have and we can give more support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7 View Post
    Let us know which wireless card you have and we can give more support.
    uhm theres just one problem. i have windows 10. wtf do i do?

    nm.. i actually found it after a few minutes of crying. i dont know which one it is tho.


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    The Broadcom is the wireless. This is a link where you can get the firmware for it.
    https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

    Can you use the wired connection during the install?
    If not, I would download the firmware to a usb stick and install it that way.

    btw, you picked 2 versions that make getting wireless up and running difficult.
    I am not familiar with crunchbang.
    But I know Debian and Fedora don't install proprietary drivers by default.
    Linux Mint, Peppermint, and the Arch spinoffs do though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7 View Post
    btw, you picked 2 versions that make getting wireless up and running difficult.
    Are you saying i should download a newer version?

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    I should have said distros.
    The distros you picked make it hard.
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    debian 8.6.

    anyhow, you can make an offline install, or use a live usb/cd, and give us some proper output from a linux machine.

    you can start with this.

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    MX-15, based on Debian stable, works with Broadcom OOTB.

    It's also a very nifty distro with lots of nice tools...
    Are you a clueless Kali user? If you can't get Kali running on your own, it ain't the right distro for you.

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