Greetings, I installed PureOS onto an old PC of mine. However, drivers for the wifi are presumably missing. I’ve copied the drivers under lib/firmware/. I then copied the drivers to lib/modules to no avail.
How does one install drivers manually to PureOS using downloaded drivers through an external flash? Thanks.
I can’t specifically solve your problem but note that “drivers” and “firmware” are two different things (but which are sometimes inter-related). Some WiFi hardware might have a problem with both on PureOS (or with any other given Linux distro), some WiFi hardware might have a problem with only one of them, and some WiFi hardware just works.
You should use the forum search function to find existing topics that cover the general problem.
Basically a better approach might be to grab the right .deb file from another distro that is at the same approximate release version - and then manually install it.
Even if not choosing to run Ubuntu, Ubuntu can be a good way of determining whether the particular WiFi hardware is dead in the water with the Debian family or might be able to be gotten working with PureOS. That is, doing a Ubuntu Live Boot may give you guidance about that.