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Re: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux recognize my Acer Aspire S wifi, debian does not




On 15/03/17 14:45, Dean Valentine wrote:
> I don't have debian installed on my computer yet, nor can I access the
> internet with it (because my wifi is down) so i don't understand how I
> would install the non-free package?

This may help you.

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/8.7.1+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/

firmware-8.7.1-amd64-netinst.iso

Peter HB
>     Hi,
> 
>     On 2017-03-15 07:57+0200, Johann Spies wrote:
>     > On 15 March 2017 at 06:57, Dean Valentine <deanvalentine@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:deanvalentine@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     >
>     > > I have installed three operating systems on this computer: Linux Mint,
>     > > Ubuntu, and Arch Linux. None of them had any problems detecting and using
>     > > my "Network Manager: Qualcomm Atheros 003e", and it shows up on lspci, but
>     > > when the Debian graphic installer attempts to do this, it fails and tells
>     > > me "No Ethernet Card" detected. I've attempted to use the ISO you've
>     > > provided for me with propryetary firmware bundled into it here:
>     > > https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.7.1/amd64/iso-cd/
>     <https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.7.1/amd64/iso-cd/>, but that
>     > > couldn't find it either. It's unusual because I see (or at least I think I
>     > > see) my drivers listed, and when i select them manually
>     > >
>     > > What's going on? How do I get this to work? Obviously there are linux
>     > > drivers out there for Debian to use with my machine, they're just not in
>     > > Debian's isos for some reason.
>     > >
>     > > Thank you for your time. I love your work.
>     > >
>     >
>     > There is a package "firmware-atheros" .
> 
>     You may want to add 'non-free' in your 'source.list' file.  My
>     '/etc/apt/sources.list' looks like this:
> 
>         deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie main non-free
>         deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie main non-free
> 
>         deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main non-free
>         deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main non-free
> 
>         # jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
>         deb http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie-updates main non-free
>         deb-src http://mirrors.163.com/debian/ jessie-updates main non-free
> 
>     Reference:
> 
>     http://serverfault.com/questions/240920/how-do-i-enable-non-free-packages-on-debian
>     <http://serverfault.com/questions/240920/how-do-i-enable-non-free-packages-on-debian>
> 
>     >
>     > If I were you i would install it.  Maybe that will solve your problem.
>     >
>     > Regards
>     > Johann
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > --
>     > Because experiencing your loyal love is better than life itself,
>     > my lips will praise you.  (Psalm 63:3)
> 
>     Thanks,
> 
>     - Tim
> 
>