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Old 08-21-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy having problems installing conexant sound card and broadcom wlan card


hi. i have a hp pavilion (dv9502 au) notebook pc. i have installed fedora core 6 on it, and video drivers are working ok. but it is neither detecting the sound card (Conexant) nor the wlan card(Broadcom wireless)....Please help me figure this out....
 
Old 08-23-2007, 05:28 PM   #2
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divyendu.sen,
I had problems with my Conexant sound card in Ubuntu, they are resolved now by default in kernels shipped with Ubuntu 7.04.
Please look here, it may be useful for you:
ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1914583&postcount=16
(read this and later posts in that thread).

I think what you need is to download an updated alsa-driver & alsa-utils sources from alsa-project site (I think all patches for Conexant are already there) and build them from sources as described in my post.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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hey vicnov,

Thanks for the advice mate...

i downloaded a patch from alsa archives and the conexant card has started working...

but the main problem is wid the wlan connection...i have only a wireless conn available, and the broadcom wlan card is not getting detected by fedora....the broadcom website doesn't have any support for unix in general...what to do?
 
Old 08-26-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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I never worked with broadcom wireless cards... So this is just assumptions:
  1. identify your card model exactly:
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i wireless
  2. use google to find advises for your card

Usually, what you need is:
  1. install a driver for your card (it can be native or it can use ndiswrapper + windows driver)
  2. configure your wifi using iwconfig, wpa_supplicant, ...
 
Old 08-26-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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Also, you did not indicate your distribution (Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE,...) and kernel version (use "uname -r" command).
 
Old 08-27-2007, 01:49 AM   #6
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i have broadcom network controller UART chip (rev 02) on ma pc....the fedora version is fedora core 6 (Zod)...

i tried installing the windows driver using ndiswrapper..the driver recognises the network card, but when i load it using

modprobe ndiswrapper

then the driver does not get loaded and flashes a wierd error...
 
  


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