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




On Thu 16 Mar 2017 at 04:07:42 +0000, Dean Valentine wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:43 Pete Orrall <pete@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Dean Valentine
> > <deanvalentine@xxxxxxxxx> 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?
> >
> > Hi Dean,
> >
> > You'll have to install Debian from one of the non-free images first.
> > That should have your desired firmware.  Another user posted the
> > non-free page earlier, but in case you didn't see it here it is below:
> >
> >
> > https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/
> >
> > Good luck.
> >
> > --
> > Pete Orrall
> > pete@xxxxxxxx
> > www.peteorrall.com
> > "If there isn't a way, I'll make one."
> >
> I installed the netinst non-free ISO to a boot drive and I still got the
> "no ethernet card was detected" message. Does that mean the wifi on this
> computer isn't supported?

We really need to know what the chipset is. You should be able to get by
booting the installer, switching to a console with ALT-F2 and issuing
the command 'lspci',

-- 
Brian.