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I've followed the debian wiki on the b43 (apt-get b43-fwcutter then modprobe b43) but it doesn't work. I've also tried loading it manually by downloading everything individually by following other sites instructions for my type of wireless cards. Nothing seems to work.
I did notice that this keeps loading on boot (dmesg):
[ 8.537414] acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras version 0.1
[ 8.667879] acer-wmi: Unable to detect available WMID devices
Could this be messing me up? How do I remobe it?
Here is my dmesg after I modprobe b43:
[ 6755.432875] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
iwconfig output after module b43 is loaded:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
What am I doing wrong? Please let me know if you need any other info.
I haven't worked with the function keys, sound, hibernation, or suspend yet so if you have any experiance with these it would be helpful. I have my sound card configured but can't get any audio, and it isn't muted. I don't know were to start with the rest since I never had to configure them in linux before. Thanks.
OK, I've been working on my D150 and I've been able to get almost everything working.
Camera: it's working great. I added "options uvcvideo quirks=1" to /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo
Suspend mode: works, don't know how I fixed it but it works
Function Keys: they now work, and again I don't know how I fixed it
Sound: it now works once I added this line to /etc/modprobe.d/sound: "alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel model= acer-aspire" only issue is that I can't get any sound through my built in speakers, I can only get audio through the head phone jack. any ideas on how to fix this? Are their separate volume controls?
Wireless: still not working no matter what I try. Can anyone help?
I was reading this article and saw this about that wireless card.
There doesn't seem to be a mainline driver for the Broadcom BCM4312 wifi card in the laptop, yet:
Neither the b43 nor the b43legacy drivers work as of 2.6.28. For now, one of two possible options is to build a (partly non-free) driver provided by Broadcom from source (option 2 would be to use ndiswrapper, I guess, but that's untested):
You may can try his suggestions.
Last edited by FredGSanford; 05-01-2009 at 09:18 AM.
First off yes, I tried the alsamixer and both audio volumes are up and not muted.
Thanks for your direction to the article. I followed his instructions and I now can see my wireless card iwconfig. It created it as eth1, is their anything else I may need to do?
I've tried using Network Manager to configure it but it doesn't seem to work at all because nothing comes up. So I installed wicd and it sees the SSIDs but I can't connect to any of them.
Well, at least I'm one step closer. :-)
The site you directed me to he basically said he didn't use a GUI to configure it. Are their any other GUI's that can or do I need to use the command line? If I need to use the command line I guess I have a lot of research to do since I've never used wireless in Linux before.