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Thread: I need Broadcom help

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    aafreund90 NNTP User

    Default I need Broadcom help

    just installed open suse on my laptop with a single boot operating system. When I tried to use my broadcom wireless adapter card which is built into my laptop it did not appear to be configured with KWIFIMANAGER. I have never used a Linux operating system before and I have already been told that I am stupid for not making it a dual boot.

    Can anybody send me a tutorial on how to get it to work then I will be thankful. If you could please find a video tutorial.

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    Default Re: I need Broadcom help

    First, we need to know what Broadcom card you have. In a terminal, run
    the command '/sbin/lspci -nnv' and post the first two lines from the
    section that describes your wireless.

    Note, kwifimanager is not the best way to control your device as long
    as you are running a recent version of openSUSE. Please tell us which
    one you have and whether you are using KDE or Gnome.

    Larry

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    aafreund90 NNTP User

    Default Re: I need Broadcom help

    00:00.0 Host bridge [Class 0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)

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    Default Re: I need Broadcom help

    aafreund90 wrote:
    > 00:00.0 Host bridge [Class 0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile
    > PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)


    Those are the first two lines of the lspci output. I asked for the
    first two lines THAT DESCRIBE THE BROADCOM DEVICE.

    Larry

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    aafreund90 NNTP User

    Default Re: I need Broadcom help

    0c:00.0 Network controller [Class 0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Unknown device [1028:000b]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at fe8fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>

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    Default Re: I need Broadcom help

    aafreund90 wrote:
    > 0c:00.0 Network controller [Class 0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310
    > USB Controller [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    > Subsystem: Dell Unknown device [1028:000b]
    > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    > Memory at fe8fc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    > Capabilities: <access denied>


    That is what we needed to know.

    The BCM4310 USB device, which is not USB, is not yet supported by the
    b43 driver. The reverse engineering is currently in progress.

    To use your wireless, you will need either (1) ndiswrapper and the
    Windows driver, or (2) the hybrid driver from Broadcom. If you look at
    past entries in this forum, you will see how to implement one or
    another of those solutions.

    Larry

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