I just installed Astra-linux ( http://www.astralinux.com/debian.html and http://www.astralinux.com/download-ce.html ) on my MBPr (in /dev/sda8) and the wired connection works but not the wireless. I'm coming from being a mint user so am unfamiliar with Debian based OSs. In fact, I would also like to know if Astra-Linux Common is basically just (for my purposes of installing, maintaining, using as a regular user, etc.) a Debian OS.
But regarding the wifi... I earlier installed it and got a request for this information;
lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 x@x-MacBookPro ~ $ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03) Subsystem: Apple Inc. BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [106b:0134] Kernel driver in use: wl Kernel modules: bcma, wl
But I had to reinstall for other reasons. Anyway, now when I type the same commands I get;
x@x:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 03) Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device [106b:0134] Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge -- 0b:00.0 Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57762 GigabitEthernet PCIe [14e4:1682] Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device [106b:00f6] Kernel driver in use: tg3
I was following along on some sites that suggested looking at b43, b43legacy, etc. ( https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx ) but I do not find them in the synaptic search or apt-cache search.
So here is my sources.d list;
#deb cdrom:[OS Astra Linux 1.11 orel - amd64 DVD ]/ orel contrib main non-free #deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/astra/stable/orel/current/repository orel main contrib non-free deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/astra/current/orel/repository orel main contrib non-free deb http://mirror.yandex.ru/astra/frozen/orel/latest/repository orel main contrib non-free
But I don't know if I should add "debian" versions to this list... or something else to find the wifi, and probably other things as this is a fresh install.
By the way, I've had success (easily) with Linux Mint 17.1,2,3 and 18.1 as far as wireless just working right out of the box.
PS In case helpful:
x@x:~$ cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID="AstraLinuxCE" DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Astra Linux CE 1.11 (Orel)" DISTRIB_RELEASE=1.11 DISTRIB_CODENAME=orel PRETTY_NAME="Astra Linux (Orel 1.11)" NAME="Astra Linux (Orel)" ID=astra ID_LIKE=debian ANSI_COLOR="1;31" HOME_URL="http://www.astra-linux.com/" SUPPORT_URL="http://www.astra-linux.com/support" VARIANT_ID=orel VARIANT=Orel VERSION_ID=1.11 sbh@sbh:~$ cat /proc/version Linux version 4.2.0-23-pax (builder@build) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Debian 4.7.2-5) ) #28astra39 SMP Thu Apr 7 07:47:04 MSK 2016 x@x:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: AstraLinuxCE Description: Astra Linux CE 1.11 (Orel) Release: 1.11 Codename: orel
Also, I can access my working Linux Mint 18.1 partition (/dev/sda6) if need be...
And I just found this: (as I recall seeing "wl") before on my linux mint... If there is no repository, can I just install it with dpkg?
So with the help of @GAD3R and @arochester, as well as the link: http://www.oldnix.org/wifi-linux-iw/ I was able to get the wifi up and running, as well as learn a little about Debian and this particular distro. (It seems that there are several equivalent packages in this distro, e.g. instead of iwconfig, there is /sbin/iw)
The comment may have helped, which was the first thing I did, at which point modprobe gave the error complaining of no source for the kernel. So I installed: linux-pax, linux-headers-pax, linux-headers-4.2.0-23* linux-tools, iw, wicd-gtk (last was just nicer than existing). I also judiciously approved install of recommended packages.
Without a reboot I don't know when it started working, but at the end of the 3 or 4 instructions in the linked page, it was all working.
If anyone wants some more info about this system I'll try to provide as much as I can.
aptcommand then download the
broadcom-sta-dkmsfrom backports and install it and run