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    Default wireless is not working

    I have MAC PRO 7.1 laptop running on Opensuse 11.4 final version in a 64-bit mode in a KDE desktop environment. My wireless is not working. Following is the output of the questions sought. Please help me fix it.

    Thanks in advance.

    nataraj@linux-0oz4:~> /sbin/lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP89 HOST Bridge (rev a1)
    01:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW643 PCI Express1394b Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 08)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
    04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 08a0 (rev a2)

    nataraj@linux-0oz4:~> dmesg | grep b43

    662:[ 1.639762] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[Z00J] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    663:[ 1.639772] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64

    nataraj@linux-0oz4:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    nataraj@linux-0oz4:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

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    Did yu install the broadcom-wl-kmp-<your_kernel_type> rpm from packman?

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    Yes, I did the following as I use the default kernel.

    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default

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    Further, I have also installed the following:

    zypper in b43-fwcutter
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    zypper in b43-firmware

    Even after this, /sbin/ifconfig does not list wlan0 entry.

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