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Old 10-26-2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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x86_64 and my broadcom (lack of) wireless


I am running x86_64 Fedora Core 4 (uname -r: 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4) on my Acer Ferrari 4000.

I can't get my wireless LAN to work. Others have, but not on this latest core release. I'm a "newer" linux person too.

I've followed steps 3,5,6 on this site: (add the www) expertofficepc.com/linux/hp.html
[does anyone know about the WPA? it metions it for "later"]

I've also tried the Wireless LAN section on this site: (add the www) fwconsult.com/laptop-install.html (with errors)


But when I go to desktop>system settings>network, i get the following message when trying to activate:
ndiswrapper device wlan0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

I tried to toggle the wireless card on/off (since can't be certain it's on/off due to the fact the LEDs don't work in linux). Any suggestions? It works for others (and works fine for me in WinXP).

THANKS for any help!
 
Old 10-26-2005, 06:36 AM   #2
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if the led doesnt light up I dont think the wireless is powered on. there is a driver for powering on the card...google for acer_acpi. hope this helps
 
Old 11-01-2005, 11:21 PM   #3
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that's not for ferrari 4000 tho
 
  


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