debian wifi too complex

John G Heim jheim at
Mon Sep 14 19:37:17 UTC 2015

Are you using the debian installer image that includes the non-free 

On 09/14/2015 01:45 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I found out I have a ralink 8270 wifi adapter and got the ralink
> firmware driver installed.  Unfortunately this also needs a bunch of
> broadcom files and the information I found so far is incorrect.  I will
> gladly wipe out debian on this laptop and replace it with archlinux if
> the install process is a little simpler!  I ot the b43cutter utility
> instaled but don't know where to point it for the firmware-b43-installer
> or firmware-b43legacy-installer files which I also dwnloadd onto this
> system. Apparently b43cutter will have to work on one or both  of those.
> I wish the debian installer people would spell nonfree firmware packages
> correctly too but that didn't happen either.
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