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 +MeeGo has shown it self as a valid OS on netbooks and transforming it into what it is all about - building an end-user no-brain appliance.
 +
 +Unfortunately everything isn't as smooth as one could wish for and one issue is the Broadcom wireless chipset. As I own a Lenovo S10e with this devil of a chipset this recipe is based on that device.
 +
 +What I will describe is how to build a rpm package containing the wireless driver. You need two things: MeeGo installed on the computer and a cable plugged in to have a Internet access available during the building process.
 +
 +Create the boot USB key:
 +Download the MeeGo image file, go to http://​meego.com/​downloads and select the version/​edition you like.
 +When you've downloaded the image file plug in the usb key and find the device name by opening a terminal and launch the command "​dmesg"​. Look for:
 +<​code>​
 +[28446.328832] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
 +[28446.341755] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 1981440 512-byte logical blocks: (1.01 GB/967 MiB)
 +[28446.343895] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
 +[28446.343898] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
 +[28446.343900] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
 +[28446.348225] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
 +[28446.348229] ​ sdb: sdb1
 +[28446.408678] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
 +[28446.408690] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
 +</​code>​
 +
 +With this output in mind run:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +sudo dd if=meego-netbook-chromium-ia32-1.0-20100524.1.img of=/dev/sdb bs=4096
 +</​code>​
 +
 +This will **destroy everything** on the USB key and build a bootable device from which you will boot and install MeeGo. Now just plug it in, boot and install MeeGo.
 +
 +
 +When the install has finished and the netbook is back up, plug in the network cable and start a terminal. Move the curser to the top of the screen and find the "​Application"​ box. Type in "​terminal"​ in the search field:
 +
 +{{:​howtos:​screenshot-meego1.png|}}
 +
 +Launch the terminal and type in this text:
 +
 +{{:​howtos:​screenshot-meego2.png|}}
 +
 +<​code>​
 +sudo yum install rpmdevtools ;\
 +sudo yum groupinstall "​Development Tools" ;\
 +sudo yum install kernel-netbook-devel ;\
 +cd Downloads/ ;\
 +wget http://​wiki.lnxgeek.org/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php/​howtos:​wl-kmod-5.60.48.36-1.moblin.src.rpm ;\
 +rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i586 wl-kmod-5.60.48.36-1.moblin.src.rpm ;\
 +sudo rpm -ivh ~/​rpmbuild/​RPMS/​i586/​wl-kmod-5.60.48.36-1.meego.i586.rpm
 +</​code>​
 +
 +After the installation and building has finished reboot the netbook. When it is up again you can now find a wireless device:
 +
 +{{:​howtos:​screenshot-meego3.png|}}
 +
 +
 +{{:​howtos:​wl-kmod-5.60.48.36-1.moblin.src.rpm|wl-kmod-5.60.48.36-1.moblin.src.rpm}}
 +
 +
 +----
 +Source: http://​slaine.org/​_slaine/​Meego_1.0_Wifi.html
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