Dell Inspiron 1501 status on 11.3 + 11.4 (works)

Just to let others know how my laptop fares with 11.3 and 11.4 (both 64 bit DVD)

Dell Inspiron 1501, approx Feb 2007
AMD Turion 64
Onboard ATI video
Wireless Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

Installation of 11.3 and 11.4 went smoothly and recognized everything - the only extra step straight after installation was for the wireless.

To get wireless working (this needs internet access and a terminal with root access)

-> Login
-> Connect with a cable to get internet access
-> Open terminal
-> su
-> install_bcm43xx_firmware
-> reboot

After the reboot NetworkManager will now see your wireless.

Thanks to the whole SUSE team + community, as well as the kernel + driver developers for all their hard work.