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Old 09-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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Can't find driver for Broadcom BCM4313 ID 4313:4727


Hi,
I said good bye to Windows and moved to Linux. I am using OpenSUSE 11.3 on my netbook (Acer Aspire d260) and really happy with that. Im having problem with my wireless card that includes Bluetooth as well. I Googled and found that its partially supported by b43 (guess its a driver that comes with kernel). I installed Broadcom STA and it seems that my wireless is working but still not sure about that.

I want to check if the wireless is really working and I want my Bluetooth to work as well but couldn't find a driver for that.

I tried
Code:
lspci |grep 802
Result:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

Code:
lspci -n
Result :
02:00.0 0280: 14e4:4727 (rev 01)


Please tell me how to get my bluetooth and wireless working. :-(
 
Old 09-18-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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To check your wireless go to Computer then YaST - Network Devices - Network Settings and it should list your wireless. You may have to download fwcutter if you have not to get the driver to work which you can do through YaST - Software - Software Management.

Your Bluetooth try System - Monitor - System Monitor then select the service you want to setup.
 
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They just released this driver:
http://lwn.net/Articles/404248/

I really hope it's better than the b43 driver, because that one is terrible.
 
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They just released this driver:
http://lwn.net/Articles/404248/

I really hope it's better than the b43 driver, because that one is terrible.
I have an old bcm4306 and used to use ndiswrapper on the older kernels. When I upgraded using the 31 and newer kernels I have used the b43 drivers and have had no problems. I do not know if it is me or they have made improvements with the drivers.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with my Dell Studio 1555. Regarding to wireless, in ubuntu they use a restricted driver and it works well. OTOH, bluetooth seems not to be recognized. I found something but not quite sure what's it for.
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/list.../kernel/949392

Looks like a patch. Let me know if it helps!

Regards!
 
Old 09-21-2010, 02:37 AM   #6
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Thanks Larry

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Originally Posted by Larry Webb View Post
To check your wireless go to Computer then YaST - Network Devices - Network Settings and it should list your wireless. You may have to download fwcutter if you have not to get the driver to work which you can do through YaST - Software - Software Management.

Your Bluetooth try System - Monitor - System Monitor then select the service you want to setup.
Hi, It really helped. Its showing under System Monitor as Broadcom and I finally found a driver from broadcom itself. They have released an open source driver with the name "Broadcom-STA". I got it compiled and followed the instruction on their site and it worked. thanks
 
Old 09-21-2010, 02:44 AM   #7
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hi H_TeXMeX_H

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They just released this driver:
http://lwn.net/Articles/404248/

I really hope it's better than the b43 driver, because that one is terrible.

I found an open source driver by Broadcom that they released, named as "Broadcom-STA" - www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php. I download, compiled and followed the instructions on their site and it works.

I went through the link that you provided and came out to be the same. That was really helpful.

Regarding the bluetooth, I just forgot that I had a key combination (Fn key+F3) to turn on and off the bluetooth and wireless. I was so stupid that I didn't realize that and bluetooth is working as well.

thanks
 
Old 09-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #8
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Hi marco18

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Originally Posted by marco18 View Post
I have the same problem with my Dell Studio 1555. Regarding to wireless, in ubuntu they use a restricted driver and it works well. OTOH, bluetooth seems not to be recognized. I found something but not quite sure what's it for.
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/list.../kernel/949392

Looks like a patch. Let me know if it helps!

Regards!
Hi, I went through the link. Actually I found the driver released from Broadcom-STA(open source driver :-) ) from www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php.

thanks for replying.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 09:58 AM   #9
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Does that broadcom open source driver have also bluetooth controllers?
 
  


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