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Old 03-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
ataias
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Unhappy Wireless in a notebook Inspiron 15R - model N5010


Hello everybody, I installed slackware 13.1 64bits on my Inspiron 15R notebook (model: Inspiron N5010) yesterday and I was searching how to set the wireless connection. The post that guied me to slackware installation only said to install wicd, then I took the package in the dvd, but it doesn't connect anything. Well, wireless doesn't work.

Some information:
In lspci:

Code:
root@ataias-notebook:/home/ataias# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 06)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)                                                                                    
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)                                                                                                         
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)                                                                                 
12:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)                                                                                                                           
13:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
In iwconfig:

Code:
root@ataias-notebook:/home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
In ifconfig:

Code:
root@ataias-notebook:/home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:ac:6f:e7:7f:31  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:29 Base address:0xe000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1480 (1.4 KiB)  TX bytes:1480 (1.4 KiB)
After some texts in searchings, I realized that some people installed broadcom driver for linux and solved their troubles with wireless. I don't know if this works for me, but I tried and I got an error while running ./Makefile.The package's name's hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38.tar.gz

The last line of the following code shows the error.
Code:
root@ataias-notebook:/home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38# ./Makefile 
./Makefile: line 16: obj-m: command not found
./Makefile: line 18: wl-objs: command not found
./Makefile: line 19: wl-objs: command not found
./Makefile: line 20: wl-objs: command not found
./Makefile: line 21: wl-objs: command not found
./Makefile: line 23: EXTRA_CFLAGS: command not found
./Makefile: line 24: src: command not found
./Makefile: line 24: EXTRA_CFLAGS: command not found
./Makefile: line 25: src: command not found
./Makefile: line 25: src: command not found
./Makefile: line 25: EXTRA_CFLAGS: command not found
./Makefile: line 28: src: command not found
./Makefile: line 28: EXTRA_LDFLAGS: command not found
./Makefile: line 30: all:: command not found
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
  LD      /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/src/shared/linux_osl.o
  CC [M]  /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
  CC [M]  /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
  LD [M]  /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/wl.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
WARNING: modpost: missing MODULE_LICENSE() in /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/wl.o
see include/linux/module.h for more information
  CC      /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/wl.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/wl.ko
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
./Makefile: line 33: clean:: command not found
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
  CLEAN   /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/.tmp_versions
  CLEAN   /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/Module.symvers /home/ataias/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_38/modules.order
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.33.4'
./Makefile: line 36: install:: command not found
install: cannot stat `wl.ko': No such file or directory
Wicd simply says there're no wireless connections. Does someone know how to solve this? Wireless works in win7 and ubuntu (I was using ubuntu before tried to install slackware).
 
Old 03-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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Well, first of all you are on the right track. The output from iwconfig shows that no drivers are currently loaded for your WiFi device. You are also correct in that it appears you need the Broadcom drivers.

However, the problem you are having is with actually building them. You don't run a Makefile, it is used by the GNU "make" tool. The drivers come with a fairly detailed README which explains the installation process. Though the basic idea is pretty simple: extract the source package, cd into it, and run "make". Assuming your system is properly configured with all the necessary development packages, you should have no problem building the module.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
ataias
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Really thanks, I followed the readme and now it's working. Now I want to know if when I restart the system the connection will work automatically or if I need to do a script... thanks
 
Old 03-12-2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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If you followed the "INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS" part in the README, where it talks about moving the wl.ko file into your modules directory and running depmod, then the driver will load up on it's own on boot. If you then set it up in wcid, authentication and device configuration should also come back automatically on a restart.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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It's ok now, thanks.
 
  


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