I have a problem… i had suse 10.2 x86 with the broadcom driver working fine. after i’ve installed suse 10.3 x86_x64 -having windows xp, and formated suse 10.2- i installed the broadcom driver. normal, worked fine.
but i’ve checked sometimes when i enter in windows, the wireless driver is disabled completely and when i go to suse is disabled too.
> i’ve found the problem. the module ndiswrapper isn’t loading.
> the module loads 2 or three times -mean, when i start the laptop- and
> after doesn’t load.
> how do i do to work ndiswrapper at the beginning. ?
What version of the Broadcom device are you using? It is pretty likely that you
do not need to use ndiswrapper at all.
> I had neither installed bcm43xx. even i’ll do it.
> but if it still continue… how could i to try to load it with
The fwcutter program is used to extract firmware from one of the
drivers for other operating systems so that it can be used by the real
drivers for the Broadcom devices, namely b43, b43legacy using
b43-fwcutter, or bcm43xx using bcm43xx-fwcutter.
To use bcm43xx, you will need to go to the Linux wireless web site,
get the code for bcm43xx-fwcutter, compile it, and run the scripts
provided. I recommend using b43.
You can install the firmware for b43 with the command
now i disabled the ndiswrapper module and used the bcm43xx-fwcutter.
at the restarting of suse, the wireless card was enabled. and the system after recognized -too late- the card type and the firmware. i’ve just configured and checked the module is bcm43xx. i did 2 restartings more to test and worked fine.
the last week i turn on my notebook and one more time the wireless got disabled. but if it happened only in suse, i wouldn’t have any problem, but it get disabled for the both OS’s: Windows XP x64 Edition and SuSE Linux 10.3 x64.
i think could be the kernel version. i’m working with the default kernel version included with the DVD. i don’t know if maybe that or another factors.
What version of openSUSE? If 11.0, you should be using b43 and not
Windows and Linux would be affected if your hardware died, or if the
radio-enable switch were turned off. With b43, there would be a
diagnostic message in the output of the dmesg command, but not with
> NestorAcevedo;1860792 Wrote:
>> openSuSE Linux 10.3 x64.
> & i thinked were the wireless card who was failing but if i uninstall
> suse, the wireless gets active again. and i’m using bcm43xx
Did you do a cold restart (i.e. power off) between SUSE and Windows?
The act of uninstalling SUSE cannot make any difference!