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Thread: WLAN OpenSuse 11.0 and the NX6325 laptop

  1. #1

    Default WLAN OpenSuse 11.0 and the NX6325 laptop

    Hi,

    a few month ago, i installed openSuse 10.3 on my HP NX6325 Laptop. After i found out that i had to install the "bcm43xx-firmware-0.noarch.rpm" package, WLAN works fine. But with openSuse 11.0 it doesn't work. Has anybody a hint what i have to do? By the way: Do i still need Kinternet(i used it with openSuse 10.3)?

    Many thanks

    Nagilum

    P.S.:Concerning Linux I'am a newbie...

  2. #2
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: WLAN OpenSuse 11.0 and the NX6325 laptop

    Nagilum wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > a few month ago, i installed openSuse 10.3 on my HP NX6325 Laptop.
    > After i found out that i had to install the
    > "bcm43xx-firmware-0.noarch.rpm" package, WLAN works fine. But with
    > openSuse 11.0 it doesn't work. Has anybody a hint what i have to do? By
    > the way: Do i still need Kinternet(i used it with openSuse 10.3)?
    >
    > Many thanks


    You should launch a terminal and type the command

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    That will download the necessary files, unpack the firmware, and store
    it in the proper directories.

    If your wireless doesn't work after that, please post the output of
    the following commands:

    ifconfig
    iwconfig
    dmesg | grep ssb
    dmesg | grep b43

    Larry

  3. #3

    Default Re: WLAN OpenSuse 11.0 and the NX6325 laptop

    Thank you. I have now a functional wireless connection. KNetworkmanger don't find the available networks at his own, so i have to enter the essid, but it works and that's fine enough.

    But how i have to handle future versions of openSuse? I didn't know that this little helper exists. Was this script/programm in openSuse 10.3 available, too? In 10.3 i have spend much time until i knew that a firmware is missing. Is there anywhere a central documentation where i can find such useful tips?

    Greetings
    Nagilum

  4. #4
    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: WLAN OpenSuse 11.0 and the NX6325 laptop

    Nagilum wrote:
    > Thank you. I have now a functional wireless connection. KNetworkmanger
    > don't find the available networks at his own, so i have to enter the
    > essid, but it works and that's fine enough.
    >
    > But how i have to handle future versions of openSuse? I didn't know
    > that this little helper exists. Was this script/programm in openSuse
    > 10.3 available, too? In 10.3 i have spend much time until i knew that a
    > firmware is missing. Is there anywhere a central documentation where i
    > can find such useful tips?


    Yes, the equivalent script was there.

    No matter what kind of problem you are having, always check the output
    of dmesg first. It usually points you to the real problem.

    Larry

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