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    Default Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    I am having issues installing the driver for my broadcom 4322 wireless card i am using a 2010 Macbook pro 13.5 inch screen with OpenSuSE 11.3 installed. i have all the packages for the drivers and ive installed them several times rebooted and it still wont register my wireless card. Ive tried removing the drivers and reinstalling several times but nothing changes. Ive been to several other forums and tried there fixes but none seem to work. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    On 04/08/2011 01:06 PM, Extroror wrote:
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    > I am having issues installing the driver for my broadcom 4322 wireless
    > card i am using a 2010 Macbook pro 13.5 inch screen with OpenSuSE 11.3
    > installed. i have all the packages for the drivers and ive installed
    > them several times rebooted and it still wont register my wireless card.
    > Ive tried removing the drivers and reinstalling several times but
    > nothing changes. Ive been to several other forums and tried there fixes
    > but none seem to work. Thank you.


    First of all, please post the output of

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nn | grep 14e4
    Second. What specific packages have you tried?

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)

    i have tried both broadcom-wl-kmp-default-5.100.82.38_k2.6.34.7_0.7-7.pm.8.1.x86_64.rpm
    & broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop-5.100.82.38_k2.6.34.7_0.7-7.pm.8.1.x86_64.rpm
    together and alone.
    From Packman

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    On 04/08/2011 02:06 PM, Extroror wrote:
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    > Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
    > [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
    >
    > i have tried both
    > broadcom-wl-kmp-default-5.100.82.38_k2.6.34.7_0.7-7.pm.8.1.x86_64.rpm
    > &
    > broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop-5.100.82.38_k2.6.34.7_0.7-7.pm.8.1.x86_64.rpm
    > together and alone.
    > From Packman


    What kernel are you running? Use 'uname -r' for that info.

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    It says im using kernel 2.6.34.7-0.7-default

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    it says im using kernel 2.6.34.7-0.7-default

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    On 04/08/2011 11:06 PM, Extroror wrote:
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    > it says im using kernel 2.6.34.7-0.7-default


    Then the only package you need is the one that ends with the same string.

    I will not be contributing any further to this thread as I do not help with the
    use of the wl driver. I do not approve of closed-source software.

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    @lwfinger
    Sometimes there is no other choice. Hopefully in the future a reliable open source driver will be available for this chipset. In the meantime, let's try and focus on the issue at hand and get the wireless working for Extroror.

    @Extroror
    I also have the Broadcom 4322 wireless chipset and have been able to get it to work on 11.3. Personally I haven't had much success with the packman packages, but compiling a kernel module isn't for the faint of heart, so we will try and massage the packages into working.

    You will need to download two packages from packman, just not the two that you downloaded.

    Go to the Packman download site for broadcom-wl (PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl). Once there, you will need to first select the appropriate link from the top half for OpenSuse 11.3 x86_64:


    Then you will need to go to the right under "Downloads" and select the appropriate rpm for your kernel (for me it was Desktop, for you it will be Default). Only download one of these -- you don't need both.


    Now you need to go to the second half of links on the left and select another link:


    Then, once again, go to the right and under Downloads, select the rpm (there is only one to choose from this time).

    I believe that you should install packages in the order that you downloaded them, but you might have to experiment with the ordering of these.

    Once both of these have installed, you should be able to restart and have your wireless working. If you have a wireless on/off switch, make sure it is "on" (sorry, this tripped me up at first ). If your wireless still doesn't work, then we can try compiling the kernel module directly.

    Good luck!

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    I suggest instead of downloading and installing directly from the links provided, you should add the repository and add the packages through yast. Otherwise you'll have to download the packages again anytime you update the kernel. That's just a pain in the butt.

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    Default Re: Broadcom 4322 malfunctioning.

    I am still having the same issue. For some reason it still wont recognize the driver, i am on a mac so i do not have a wireless on off switch its always on. I have tried downloading both of those package and installing them in various orders.

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