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Old 07-27-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Strange log entries


I've been trying for a little while now to get my wireless adapter on my Acer Aspire 3000 to work correctly. Recently I downloaded the win driver and set it up on my system, but my computer is still not detecting any nearby networks. Here are two system log entries I found that might provide some useful info:

Jul 26 20:09:50 localhost NetworkManager: <WARNING>^I nm_device_802_11_wireless_scan (): could not trigger wireless scan on device eth1: No such device

Jul 26 20:09:45 localhost firmware_helper[5260]: main: error loading '/lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw' for device '/class/firmware/0000:00:0b.0' with driver 'bcm43xx'

Here is some info on the wireless hardware:

0000:00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp.: Unknown device 0312
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 217
Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

My laptop is running Ubuntu 6.06, and other than this, all my hardware has been working great. Prior to installing Ubuntu, I had Mandriva 2006 on this system, and the wireless was working fine using the same win driver. If anyone has some ideas as to how to get my wireless working, that would be great.

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Old 07-27-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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It looks like ubuntu's using the newer bcm43xx driver to allow native support. Take a look at this Ubuntu thread to see about the new driver.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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I checked out the link you posted, and the page says that it won't work for BCM4318, which is exactly what I have (just my luck!). So do you have any more ideas?

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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Add "blacklist bcm43xx" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and you can go back to using ndiswrapper instead of the bcm43xx driver.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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After reading the second post, I decided to do some more research on Ubuntuforum.org. After searching for my model number, I found the folowing thred: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...hlight=BCM4318 When I used these instructions, I rebooted my laptop and was able to use wireless. Thanks for your help.

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