broadcom wireless making trouble (read stickies)


I have dell branded BCM4312 wireless card and the problem is, it hasn’t assigned wlan0.
When I look in hardware info, I can find “Kernel driver ssb” “Active:Yes” “Modprobe:Yes”
In /var/log/boot.msg there is nothing about “firmware, wlan0” or “kill radio”
I think the solution will be simple, but I fiddle with it second day and still nothing.
So please, how do I “activate” my card?
I updated also kernel to Linux linux-e498 2.6.31-44-default #1 SMP 2009-09-17 21:26:29 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Using OpenSuSE 11.1

Thank You in advance

If you had done a search, you would have seen that the 14e4:4315 is
not supported by the standard kernel in 11.1. You either need to
download and build compat-wireless, install the Broadcom wl package,
or install a 2.6.31 kernel. The first and last options will also
require firmware.


I have kernel 2.6.31-44-default. Now I installed broadcom-wl package with all of it’s dependencies. Only thing that happened is, that in hardware information my wireless card is marked as “Active: no” (before these drivers there has been “Active: Yes”
(and it disabled my touchpad, but that is solved now)

I have same wifi chips. I got it work with type this in terminal : sudo zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default. This would install the driver. Then reboot,u should be able to use yr wifi.