I have a dell xps 1530. I hate vista so I tried installing Suse. I like suse. i like it alot. I just am having some problems getting some things working. I got the trackpad working. Now im trying to get the wireless working. So my nic is a Broadcom BCM4328. The pci vendor is 14e4 and the product ID is 4328. i was following the guide posted here on how to get this working and at the step where you check what the kernel has to say about my card all i could find was this
sky2 0000:09:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
sky2 0000:09:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
sky2 0000:09:00.0: v1.22 addr 0xf9ffc000 irq 16 Yukon-2 FE+ rev 0
sky2 eth0: addr 00:21:9b:e7:72:09
ACPI: Video Device [VID] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input5
ohci1394 0000:03:09.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ= MMIO=[f9bff800-f9bfffff] Max Packet= IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
b43-pci-bridge 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
b43-pci-bridge 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
sky2 eth0: enabling interface
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
I tried to update the firmware. In the Konsole i typed in install_bcm43xx_firmware and it said that my firmware was installed. Im connected to the internet with an old school cat 5 but I need my wireless for school. I am rather new at linux and in-depth computing in general. I was fine with windows xp but after vista i had to draw the line and so with mutany on my mind went over to the dark side (linux, i heard you had cookies). Anyways, im not sure how to procede next. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you. -Cato-
Not too sure,but, i think you need to install the broadcom-wl drivers instead of b43 drivers. lwfinger or Akoellh, will correct me if i’m wrong. Get them here PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl install the one relevant to your system
Make sure you install not only the respective “broadcom-wl-kmp”-package (“uname -r” and “cat /etc/SuSE-release” will tell you which is the right one) but also the “broadcom-wl” package which takes care of blacklisting ssb and b43.
Thank you for a speedy reply. Well, i went over to the site Packman and tried installing this (broadcom-wl-kmp-default-184.108.40.206_220.127.116.11_3.2-6.pm.13.x86_64.rpm)because i am running 18.104.22.168-9, and that was the closest that matched. and unfortunatly got error messages that said that i had a like 15 failed dependancies.
I know this will work its just a matter of me making it work. Someone recomended i use ndiswrapper, the problem i ran into that was how to install it. Installing something on linux is different then windows and I just got condfused as all hell.
I know that technically windows and linux are similar but that windows GUI does everything for you cause they assume we are all a bunch of big baby’s and most of us are. Anyways, Im just gonna keep trying, if anyone knows of a nice tutorial or some kind words that would be nice.
I know that once i get over the linux learning curve i will be fine, but **** im like a fish out of water learning this stuff. I even just took a linux class (this is how pathetic I am) and still cant get it. lol, my profeser didnt really get into the deep stuff and my college did close in the middle of the class. Yea, thats right, my college closed down cause they ran out of money (thank you college of Santa Fe!) and i got 50 credits to go. what a f*n bummer. thanks for all your help my new linux homies.:)[LEFT][/LEFT]
Once again I appreciate the help. Man, I hope I dont have this much troube getting sound to work. lol, thats the next step. Its ok though, cause just in the 2 days that I have had Linux installed on my laptop I have very much enjoyed it.
I burned the iso image to a dvd. Then i installed it. i had trouble installing it because my laptop mouse would not work, and i didnt plug in a usb mouse. so i might have f’d something up. i also didnt do a checksum.
#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2009-05-19 12:46:57 ####
broadcom-wl-kmp-pae-22.214.171.124_126.96.36.199_3.2-6.pm.13.i586 requires kernel(pae:net_ieee80211) = f522cb5892cd2e74, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: kernel-pae-188.8.131.52-3.2.1.i586[repo-update]
] do not install broadcom-wl-kmp-pae-184.108.40.206_220.127.116.11_3.2-6.pm.13.i586
] Ignore some dependencies of broadcom-wl-kmp-pae
#### YaST2 conflicts list END ###
You need to install the kernel-pae & it’s sources,if that’s what it’s asking for.
1 ) insert the dvd
2 ) open YaST - Software management
3 ) type kernel-pae in the search field
4 ) place a check-mark in the box
5 ) click accept & let it install
6 ) go back to Packmans site & install broadcom-wl via 1-click
went to yast, searched kernel-pae and it says deees
#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2009-05-19 13:13:07 ####
kernel-pae-18.104.22.168-0.1.2.i586 conflicts with libc.so.6()(64bit) provided by glibc-2.9-2.9.x86_64
] do not install kernel-pae-22.214.171.124-0.1.2.i586
#### YaST2 conflicts list END ###
I assumed anything with i586 was mac so now im really confused.
On 10/19/2009 03:06 PM, gdzie wrote:
> Can anybody, please, comment on the post #33 at
> ‘[all variants] Known Jaunty Wireless/Ethernet workarounds - Page 4 -
> Ubuntu Forums’
> In my case it works until
> sudo ifup wlan0
> when I get
> Interface wlan0 is not available
> Of course it is not, because “ifconfig” gives
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:9B:D2:D8:8B
> inet addr:126.96.36.199 Bcast:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.254.0
> UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:85730 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:80152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
> RX bytes:70111276 (66.8 Mb) TX bytes:7976169 (7.6 Mb)
> eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:E1:71:0F:E1
> UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:629
> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
> RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
> Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc000
> lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
> UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
> RX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
> RX bytes:10616 (10.3 Kb) TX bytes:10616 (10.3 Kb)
> and “iwconfig” gives
> lo no wireless extensions.
> eth0 no wireless extensions.
> pan0 no wireless extensions.
> eth1 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:""
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
> Bit Rate:14 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
> Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Power Managementmode:All packets received
> Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-92 dBm
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
> Should I simply change “wlan0” to “eth1” in “ifup”?
What do you think? Hint, the answer is yes as long as you are using
the traditional ifup method. If you are using NetworkManager, which
you should, then just add a new connection on eth1.
You obviously did not read the stickies in this forum, or you would
not have posted under the title that you used. Normally, I refuse to
comment on such generic titles, particularly that one, which I
specifically mentioned in the stickie!
On 10/20/2009 08:56 AM, gdzie wrote:
> Both lwfinger and Akoellh (and all others) please, accept the apologies
> for my misconduct. I 100% mean it. I appreciate your expertise and
> willing to help all of us out of our problems.
> I finally managed to configure my wireless connection. However the
> device is recognized as “eth1” not “wlan0”. Is it because of the hybrid
Device renaming is handled by udev. Check
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules for a rule that renames
wireless to eth1.