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Old 06-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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broadcom -_- network card not detected linux mint debian edition-xfce


Just ran a fresh install and love it. but unfortunately and as usual, my wireless card is causing problems. I've got a BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01) and its not being detected at all. the only changes I've made in the way of networking is installing the broadcom sta package from synaptic. help!
 
Old 06-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Hi shadogamon, Welcome to LQ. Please post the output from the following.

Code:
$ sudo lsmod
$ sudo ifconfig -a
$ sudo iwconfig
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 06-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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sorry for the delay I've been way to busy x-x
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Originally Posted by Peacedog View Post
Hi shadogamon, Welcome to LQ. Please post the output from the following.

Code:
$ sudo lsmod
$ sudo ifconfig -a
$ sudo iwconfig
Good luck. ;-)
lsmod yeilds
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
parport_pc             15799  0 
ppdev                   4058  0 
lp                      5570  0 
parport                22554  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sco                     5857  2 
bnep                    7444  2 
rfcomm                 25171  0 
l2cap                  21705  6 bnep,rfcomm
acpi_cpufreq            4951  1 
cpufreq_conservative     4018  0 
bluetooth              36319  6 sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
cpufreq_userspace       1480  0 
cpufreq_stats           1940  0 
cpufreq_powersave        602  0 
binfmt_misc             4907  1 
ipt_REJECT              1517  1 
ipt_LOG                 3570  5 
xt_limit                1088  7 
xt_tcpudp               1743  8 
ipt_addrtype            1345  4 
xt_state                 927  7 
ip6table_filter         1908  1 
ip6_tables              8560  1 ip6table_filter
nf_nat_irc              1002  0 
nf_conntrack_irc        2535  1 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_ftp              1519  0 
nf_nat                 10568  2 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ipv4       7597  9 nf_nat
nf_defrag_ipv4           779  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack_ftp        4272  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack           38075  7 xt_state,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
iptable_filter          1790  1 
ip_tables               7690  1 iptable_filter
x_tables                8327  8 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_addrtype,xt_state,ip6_tables,ip_tables
fuse                   44033  1 
loop                    9765  0 
snd_hda_codec_idt      35293  1 
snd_hda_intel          16811  6 
snd_hda_codec          46002  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               4054  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss            28671  0 
snd_mixer_oss          10461  3 snd_pcm_oss
joydev                  6739  0 
snd_pcm                47226  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
i915                  222254  2 
drm_kms_helper         18309  1 i915
snd_seq_midi            3576  0 
snd_rawmidi            12513  1 snd_seq_midi
drm                   112088  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
snd_seq_midi_event      3684  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                35463  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
i2c_i801                6462  0 
i2c_algo_bit            3497  1 i915
snd_timer              12258  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          3673  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i2c_core               12696  5 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit
snd                    34375  19 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
dell_laptop             1557  0 
pcspkr                  1207  0 
psmouse                44657  0 
evdev                   5609  14 
soundcore               3450  3 snd
rfkill                 10264  3 bluetooth,dell_laptop
dcdbas                  3892  1 dell_laptop
serio_raw               2916  0 
video                  14605  1 i915
snd_page_alloc          5045  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
wmi                     3575  0 
output                  1204  1 video
button                  3598  1 i915
battery                 3782  0 
ac                      1640  0 
processor              26327  3 acpi_cpufreq
ext4                  257803  2 
mbcache                 3762  1 ext4
jbd2                   56155  1 ext4
crc16                   1027  2 l2cap,ext4
btrfs                 366823  0 
zlib_deflate           15822  1 btrfs
crc32c                  2172  1 
libcrc32c                762  1 btrfs
sg                     15968  0 
sd_mod                 25977  4 
crc_t10dif              1012  1 sd_mod
sr_mod                 10770  0 
cdrom                  26487  1 sr_mod
usb_storage            30585  0 
uhci_hcd               16057  0 
ahci                   27270  3 
libata                115753  1 ahci
thermal                 9206  0 
thermal_sys             9378  3 video,processor,thermal
sky2                   34040  0 
ehci_hcd               27851  0 
scsi_mod              101429  5 sg,sd_mod,sr_mod,usb_storage,libata
usbcore                98453  4 usb_storage,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
nls_base                4541  1 usbcore
ifconfig -a
Code:
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:ae:1d:ac:bd  
          inet addr:192.168.2.4  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe1d:acbd/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3544 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3052 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3805675 (3.6 MiB)  TX bytes:523346 (511.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:18 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
and iwconfig
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.
 
Old 06-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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Okay, I don't see the wl module loaded. Did you follow these instructions?

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 06-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadogamon View Post
Jthe only changes I've made in the way of networking is installing the broadcom sta package from synaptic. help!
Hopefully this means you (successfully) installed bcmwl-kernel-source.
On Ubuntu you then need to go to "Additional Drivers" to activate it - haven't looked at Mint (for this).
 
Old 06-28-2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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I had issues with my Broadcom 4311 card, and it was solved. Read here: http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/0...mint-xfce.html
 
Old 06-28-2011, 07:53 AM   #7
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I actually found the solution thanks to an old forum post http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=57056 thanks for the suggestions anyway! ^_^
 
Old 06-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #8
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Glad you got it sorted!

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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