Broadcom Gateway 7510GX and OpenSuse 11.2

I have just downloaded and installed Opensuse 11.2 Linux. I have a Broadcom Gateway 7510GX wireless card on a Gateway laptop. In the past I have had to download and install the install_bcm43xx_firmware driver and it worked fine. With 11.2 this does not seem to be true! Does anyone have any suggestions or have experience with this matter. I have tried setup to the wireless card in NetworkManager as well as Network Devices, then reboot the system the wireless card does not seem to start when there is no LAN cable pluged in.

Well I have a broadcom BCM4311 and it works everytime. And yours should be the BCM4318 and its on the list too. are you sure you have the latest firmware version.

http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2

unpack that and go to the “/kmod” folder in the terminal and run

b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta.o

and if it does not work all i can think of is another module is messing things up, might have to blacklist something. such as “ssb” I had to do that once with the native BCM43xx wl module

On 11/23/2009 02:16 AM, batemanjo9 wrote:
> --------------------
> b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta.o
> --------------------

Easier still is ‘sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware’.

I have already done the ‘sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_install’!

Any other suggestions??

On 12/02/2009 10:06 PM, gener920 wrote:
>
> I have already done the ‘sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_install’!

Please post the output of ‘dmesg | grep b43’.

Downloading b43 firmware
######################################################################## 100.0%
Extracting b43 firmware
This file is recognised as:
ID : FW13
filename : wl_apsta_mimo.o
version : 410.2160
MD5 : cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
dmesg|grep b43
7.426046] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:07.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
7.500661] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
34.315084] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
34.362205] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
34.368654] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
34.417700] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
34.573043] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
34.605024] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
34.605406] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
34.605612] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio

Sorry, if I gave you more than you asked.

On 12/02/2009 10:46 PM, gener920 wrote:
> dmesg|grep b43
> 7.426046] b43-pci-bridge 0000:03:07.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level,
> low) -> IRQ 22
>
> 7.500661] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
> 34.315084] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
> 34.362205] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
> 34.368654] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
> 34.417700] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
> 34.573043] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26
> 15:32:10)
> 34.605024] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
> 34.605406] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
> 34.605612] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
>
> Sorry, if I gave you more than you asked.

No problem. This dmesg output shows no problem. You can verify that
the interface is working with the command:

sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

Your AP should be in the listing. If you are using NetworkManager,
click on the NM applet in the lower-right hand corner, then click on
“Manage Connections”. In the screen that follows, click on “Network
Connections” and “Wireless”, then click on “Add”. In the Wireless tab,
scan for your AP, or manually enter the SSID. Enter the details of
your encryption under the “Wireless Security” tab. Under the “IP
Address” tab, pull down the section the reads “Basic Settings” to
“Routes” and uncheck both boxes on that screen. Once you have done
this, you should be able to click on the applet and connect to your
wireless.

lw, thx for the help. I had noticed that during bootup the loopback was being skipped. I went looking for info on loopback and found a few suggestions for testing. After testing I went back to your post and I now have a wireless connection again. Again thanks.