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Old 09-04-2007, 06:46 PM   #16
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what about trying this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102

did cost me 10seconds googling... please don't be so lazy, even as a newbie

try to configure your broadcom wireless card according to this howto in ubuntu. if it works there is great chance that it works with opensuse, perhaps there it is already detected out of the box...
 
Old 09-08-2007, 04:58 AM   #17
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I got the same error message trying to install from an openSUSE 10.2 DVD.
Luckily I have two DVD drives. With the second it worked w/o problem.

I've additionally seen another workaround here:
h__p://suseforums.net/lofiversion/index.php/t34173.html
 
Old 09-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #18
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I got the same error message trying to install from an openSUSE 10.2 DVD.
Luckily I have two DVD drives. With the second it worked w/o problem.

I've additionally seen another workaround here:
h__p://suseforums.net/lofiversion/index.php/t34173.html
I don't have 2 DVD drives. I also tried the workaround and it didn't work. I'll try a few more times though. I don't have 2 DVD drives. I also tried the workaround and it didn't work. I'll try burning a new DVD though.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 11:30 AM   #19
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what about trying this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102

did cost me 10seconds googling... please don't be so lazy, even as a newbie

try to configure your broadcom wireless card according to this howto in ubuntu. if it works there is great chance that it works with opensuse, perhaps there it is already detected out of the box...
1. I am not lazy nor am I a newbie. I have been using Linux for about 2 years.
2. I also found that tutorial. I tried it and it did not work.

I know my wirelss card works in opensuse. It just doesn't in any other distro I have tried.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 05:46 PM   #20
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inside the howto there are several links to other howtos if it does not work... did you also follow these posts? if so, most probably the card is not working... it is just curious that for some people it works, for others it does not... strange...

you know, the problem is the following: if througout any linux distribution (and I hope you did check that by googling) there is no guy who got this card working, there will be also no chance in suse... Usually, if one encounters hardware problems, I recommend opensuse since they have a very good hardware support out of the box and they are very fast... for instance, in the case of the new intel 4965abgn cards they already have compiled kernel modules as rpm-packages (iwlwifi driver, which is still in beta mode) and it works...

so, also I am now a little bit confused and don't think there is a way to get this card running...

please don't be angry that I told you to google, but it was very strange that few people told "it works" and others do not...
 
Old 09-08-2007, 05:48 PM   #21
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concerning ndiswrapper: did you check that the module was loaded after boot up? did the driver install correctly? did you check that after driver installation with "ndiswrapper -l"...

lets try to get it working.... could you post the output from "lspci", "uname -r"?
 
  


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