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Re: Broadcom install locking up
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 09:08:31 PM »


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Hi, Jeff

From the photo you posted, you are getting a bad RIP (Routing Information Protocol) value error.  This is most likely a memory (hardware) issue, although it *could* be from some other component.  To check your system's memory, boot into your live CD or USB, and select the "memtestx86+" entry (you may need to press the "shift" key to see this entry).

Just let the test run through at lest one full cycle - although you can press the "escape" key at any point to end the test.

This test will return any hardware problems related to your system memory - which is usually what causes a RIP error message. 

Re: Broadcom install locking up
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 02:44:44 AM »


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i tried to install Linux Lite 1.08 and i'm ended up in the same error. No chance to install Linux Lite on the Harddisk because after starting the installer i always come to this error. It's sad because i realy like it when i tested it with the live cd. I'm a linux newbie and i have no clue what to do to avoid this. I search around and only found out that the problem seams to be the broadcom driver in combination with the kernel 3.8 and there should a solution with using a older broadcom driver. Maybe you find a resolution for this. Now i have installed Mint xfce 16 and there was no problem with the broadcom driver.
I just wanted to let you know.

Re: Broadcom install locking up
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 01:47:40 PM »


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There are three major proprietary Broadcom drivers out there - bcmwl, b43, and b43legacy. You may have to use a wired connection, a wireless stick the Linux kernel DOES recognize, or a tethered mobile phone connection to go out there and actually download the driver.

Here's how to tell which driver you'll need:

Using the shortcut >_ on the bottom panel or CTRL-ALT-T, open a terminal window (SHIFT-\ will type the "|" character), and type this:

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lspci -vnn | 14e4
This will return a code (14e4:43xx) and a verbose description of exactly which card you have. You can either Google that result or post it here, and someone will tell you how to go forward from there...

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Broadcom install locking up
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 08:41:27 AM »


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Hi all,

 My first attempt at installing Linux Lite went well, until my wireless decided not to work. Now this laptop was given to me. I bought a new HDD and it runs like a champ. The model in question is a Dell 1545. A few years old but enough for what i need it for. So far i have installed Ubuntu/Xubuntu/ and have had zero issues with the wireless until now. Linux Lite really has my interest and i would like to keep it on the laptop. But, When trying to install drivers for the wireless through the Install Drivers tab. i end up with this screen that locks the whole thing up. I know more information will be needed. But that will have to wait until i can get home and back to the laptop.



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