Archive for May, 2010

Kubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Install on Dell Mini 10v with no internet

While I was at UDS I did a “Bad” thing to my netbook and had to re-install.
The Dell Mini 10v ships with BCM4312 wireless. As a result it needs restricted drivers for wifi to work. On the Kubuntu Netbook Remix ISO we included everything needed to get the Broadcom STA driver installed and working. Unfortunately, Jockey doesn’t know where to find the driver when the install is from USB.
After install you need to make a few adjustments. Leave the USB device you installed from in after the first reboot.
First add the device to /etc/apt/sources.list. The line to be added will look somewhat like:
deb file:///media/disk/ lucid main restricted
where media/disk is the path to your device
Then fire up jockey (Hardware Drivers under system). It should show you two options for driver install. You want to install the STA driver.
Once jockey is finished, you should have wifi.
So that solves the “you must have internet to get internet” Catch-22.
It’s fortunate I was at UDS when this happened, I was able to talk to several different people and lay out a plan to fix this for Maverick.


You may want to check your clamd

If you are using clamav-daemon on releases before Lucid (version << 0.96) and on a 32bit architecture, there is a roughly 1 in 4 chance it crashed today. See the clamav-announce message for details: