debian wifi too complex

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Mon Sep 14 23:09:50 UTC 2015

To the best of my knowledge that firmware image never did talk.  That may 
have been changed by now, but that's the way it was the last time I asked 
on the debian-user list.On Mon, 14 Sep 2015, John G Heim wrote:

> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:37:17
> From: John G Heim <jheim at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: debian wifi too complex
> Are you using the debian installer image that includes the non-free firmware?
> 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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