Wireless Card Driver 1397

Hello. I am new to the openSUSE community so forgive me if this question is simple.

I have a dell 1545 and installed openSUSE just yesterday. I found out that my Wireless Lan Card needs a driver. The model is number 1397. Can anyone provide a link to a driver, as well as how to install it? Thanks.

On 02/08/2010 09:06 AM, Tuxedage wrote:
>
> Hello. I am new to the openSUSE community so forgive me if this question
> is simple.
>
> I have a dell 1545 and installed openSUSE just yesterday. I found out
> that my Wireless Lan Card needs a driver. The model is number 1397. Can
> anyone provide a link to a driver, as well as how to install it? Thanks.

Please go to the wireless subforum and read enough of the stickies so that you
can report exactly what make and model of wireless chip you have. The vendor
information is not sufficient as some vendors make a change in the wireless chip
without changing their model number. What we need is the PCI ID.

The 1397’s are Broadcom chips if I’m not mistaken.

Try this while connected via cable, as it wouldn’t hurt one way or the other:

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

Then reboot your lappy.

You should then be able to connect wirelessly.

Which repository is that Broadcom firmware on?

Thanks for the tip, this got wireless working on my new dell 1545 laptop.

Been watching this and attempting to get my Dell Precision M6400 wireless card working, but no dice. Tried:

udo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

Tried:

http://packman.links2linux.de/install/broadcom-wl

…doesnt work yet

On 06/29/2010 11:46 AM, protosound wrote:
>
> Been watching this and attempting to get my Dell Precision M6400
> wireless card working, but no dice. Tried:
>
> udo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
>
> Tried:
>
> http://packman.links2linux.de/install/broadcom-wl
>
> …doesnt work yet

You might have messed up the built-in driver by installing wl.

First of all, what device do you have? Saying “Dell 1397” does not tell me
anything except that it ia a rebranded card. Please run the following and
report the output:


/sbin/lspci  -nnk | grep 14e4
lsmod  | egrep "wl|b43"

Result:


linux-cw69:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep 14e4
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1680] (rev 10)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)


Tried running your second line of code (lsmod | egrep “wl|b43”) both by itself and appended to the first line of code. Appended yielded an error, alone yielded null result. Is there something else I should be doing with it?

On 06/29/2010 12:56 PM, protosound wrote:
>
> Result:
>
> —
>
> linux-cw69:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep 14e4
> 09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme
> BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1680] (rev 10)
> 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312
> 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
>
> —
>
> Tried running your second line of code (lsmod | egrep “wl|b43”) both
> by itself and appended to the first line of code. Appended yielded an
> error, alone yielded null result. Is there something else I should be
> doing with it?

The empty result means that neither b43 nor wl are loaded, which is why
your device is not working.

If you are using openSUSE 11.2 with a standard 2.6.31 kernel, you will
need to use wl for that device.

What happens when you do the following:


sudo  /sbin/modprobe  -v  wl

Aha!


linux-cw69:~ # sudo /sbin/modprobe -v wl
FATAL: Module wl not found.
linux-cw69:~ #


On 06/29/2010 02:16 PM, protosound wrote:
>
> Aha!
>
> —
>
> linux-cw69:~ # sudo /sbin/modprobe -v wl
> FATAL: Module wl not found.
> linux-cw69:~ #

It does make it hard to run when the driver is not available.

As I do not do wl, you will need help from others.