Recently i bought a new laptop from dell (vostro 1320) with wlan chip: broadcom corp BCM4312 802.11b/g.
I had a run in with the first one where the lan chip was broken, so i just got the replacement.
Anyways, ive installed win XP (planning on dual booting suse and xp), and the wired and wireless connections work well. I downloaded and and booted from the opensuse 11.1 kde4 livecd, and i cant get either to work. Honestly, i dont know if this kind of thing is supposed to work on the live CD, but i just want to make sure that the hardware is supported. Anyways, the lspci command doesnt seem to be supported in the live cd (so the one way i knew how to look at the hardware isnt available). I am curious if anyone knows if the drivers for the internet are supported for this laptops hardware in opensuse(hope it isnt too new, or something). I know that in ubuntu, it has to use some not-open-source proprietary drivers, but there are no video drivers for this laptop in ubuntu (which suse seems to be handling very nicely).
Any guidance is greatly appreciated!