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Thread: Acer Aspire 5253-bz602 Network Cards issues? (fix for wifi card already found)

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    Default Acer Aspire 5253-bz602 Network Cards issues? (fix for wifi card already found)

    I had problems with both network cards, found a fix for Wifi
    Code:
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1083 (rev c0)                                                                                                                        
    07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
    Still need help on the Atheros ethernet controller which is showing as (Attansic Ethernet controllerBusID : 0000:06:00.0)

    This worked to fix my wireless network card, I didn't have to blacklist b43 and ssb as they weren't load.
    Code:
     Open Konsole and type it as root:
    
    lsmod | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
    rmmod b43
    rmmod ssb
    zypper remove b43-fwcutter
    echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
    echo "blacklist bcm43xx" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.confecho "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.confecho "blacklist ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
    modprobe wl
    reboot
    My thanks to rodhuffaker

    What I used in specific
    Code:
    zypper remove b43-fwcutter
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
    modprobe wl
    reboot (and wifi worked after I activated it using FN F3 to turn it on)
    These commands can help with soft key issues (if your still having them)
    sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill unblock all
    sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill list

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    Default I need help with the Lan Card

    lspci output
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1083 (rev 0)
    Still need help on the Atheros ethernet controller which is showing as
    (Attansic Ethernet controllerBusID : 0000:06:00.0)

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    Default Update to last post

    Attansic Ethernet controllerBusID : 0000:06:00.0

    Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0, wlan0) is not present. This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices).
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Device 1083 (rev c0)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0520
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    Memory at 90200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [6c] Vital Product Data
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting

    lspci -n gives
    06:00.0 0200: 1969:1083 (rev c0)

    Looks like a the 2.6.38 Kernel may have a driver (are there any other option outside of updating the kernel?)

    As of kernel 2.6.38, this card is supported by the atl1c driver.
    Code:
    modinfo atl1c
    filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.38-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/atl1c/atl1c.ko.gz
    version:        1.0.1.0-NAPI
    license:        GPL
    description:    Atheros 1000M Ethernet Network Driver
    author:         Jie Yang <jie.yang@atheros.com>
    srcversion:     0673CB8E8D3A7764860907D
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00001083sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00001073sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00002062sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00002060sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00001062sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    alias:          pci:v00001969d00001063sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    depends:
    vermagic:       2.6.38-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload 686

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    Default Re: Update to last post

    Confirmed these commands again after reinstalling opensuse 11.4.

    zypper remove b43-fwcutter
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
    modprobe wl
    reboot (and wifi worked after I activated it using FN F3 to turn it on)

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    Default One Final Note

    You will need to add several Repositories to your system before you can download the required files above.

    >Open Yast then click on "Configure software Repository"

    >Next click on the "add" button at the bottom left.

    > From there you will need to click the "Community Repositories"

    List of Repo's I have added
    1. main (contrib)
    2. Mozilla
    3. Packman
    4. Wine
    5. Kde Extra's

    Packman and Main (contrib) are the most likely sources of the required files.

    Once you have added these you should be good to install the required files.

    One final note, I had to use an external usb wifi card to connect to the internet to add the repo's and download the required software. Lan card support coming in 2.6.38 kernel (it is suppose to add a driver for our lan card).

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