I’m about to install openSUSE 12.2. I have exactly a BCM4311 as wireless card, and back on 12.1 the process to install drivers was running this:
Is it still the same on 12.2, or there was a change?
On 09/22/2012 10:26 AM, F style wrote:
> I’m about to install openSUSE 12.2. I have exactly a BCM4311 as
> wireless card, and back on 12.1 the process to install drivers was
> running this:
> sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
> Is it still the same on 12.2, or there was a change?
If you read past postings carefully, or consider the name of that script
(/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware), you will see that it does not install a
driver! It installs firmware. The reason for such a special script is that
Broadcom refuses to grant the right to redistribute their firmware, unlike
almost every other vendor of wireless gear. That script downloads a driver for a
totally different architecture (MIPS for the most part), and cuts the embedded
firmware out and writes the files necessary for b43 and b43legacy. Those steps
have not changed. The driver is built into every kernel.
If you want to skip running that script and you still have a 12.1 system
available, copy the files from /lib/firmware/b43/ on 12.1 into the same
directory on 12.2.