I can’t get WLAN up on my Dell Mini 10v (BCM 4312)/openSUSE 11.3/LXDE. And yes, I have thoroughly read iwfingers’s ‘Getting your Wireless to Work’.
After installing openSUSE 11.3 ifconfig can see eth0, l0 and wlan0. No WLAN running.
dsmesq|grep firmware prompts me to '/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware"
After having done that and reboot ifconfig can only see eth0 and l0.
Installing broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206-7.pm.16.4.i586.rpm broadcom-wl-kmp-default-220.127.116.11_k18.104.22.168_12-7.pm.16.4.i586.rpm (current ones from Packman) does, of course, not help.
Shall I try to install the drivers without installing the firmware first?
Why does broadcom-wl-kmp-default-22.214.171.124_k126.96.36.199_12-7.pm.16.4.i586.rpm install a new default kernel?
Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 had no problems with WLAN.
Anybody any idea what’s wrong?
I had the exact same problem with BCM4311 card. Look for a thread called Wireless Networking for the solution I used.
That’s the kernel after install from purchased DVD:
**Linux linux-copt.site 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Please remove broadcom-wl-kmp-default
And install broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop and broadcom-wl
Now you will be OK
last night i pulled out the LAN cable and WLAN popped up without any problem. got no ideas why. thanks for the help. H.
On 07/27/2010 01:36 AM, hgeis wrote:
> last night i pulled out the LAN cable and WLAN popped up without any
> problem. got no ideas why. thanks for the help. H.
The LAN will always supersede the WLAN if it is available. That is normal