How do I get wifi to work on my powerbook g4 with xfce debian? I have tried
sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter but it comes up with
E: Unable to locate package bcm43xx-fwcutter. What do I do?
I finally got my Wireless card working in Powerbook G4 Aluminum 1.25Ghz laptop running Debian 7.5.0 Wheezy.
1) go to
/etc/apt/sources.list, add 'contrib' and 'non-free' behind every line ( it's an overkill but I don't know what I am doing )
Here is part of my file:
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.5.0 _Wheezy_ - Official powerpc DVD Binary-1 20140426-14:34]/ wheezy contrib main non-free deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
a) then type this at your terminal:
2) type in a terminal to find your wireless card model number:
lspci | grep -i wireless
$ lspci | grep -i wireless 0001:10:12.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
3) go the bcm43xx on the Debian wiki. From last step, because my version is BCM4306 (rev 02), I have to choose
apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer
For devices with a BCM4306 revision 3, BCM4311, BCM4318, BCM4321 or BCM4322 chip, install firmware-b43-installer:
apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
For devices with a BCM4312 LP-PHY chip (PCI ID 14E4:4315), install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer:
apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
4) rebooted and wireless card now has non-free firmware working. Unfortunately it's non-free. I don't know other method.