LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
ceeleelewis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: RHT 8.0 & Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Wireless Issue AMD Turion 64 Broadcom AirforceOne


ok here's the situation... I have a Compaq v2630 (AMD Turion64) With a newly installed OpenSuSe 10.1 x64 image. All is well with the exception of wireless. The intergrated wireless chip is a Broadcom Airforce One (4318) card. I've tried installing three different versions of the ndiswrapper and I get the same error upon insert:

modprobe ndiswrapper
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper .. invaild arugment.

ndiswrapper -i bcmw.inf

ndiswrapper -l
bcmw.inf invaild driver!

I've installed ndiswrappers 1.5 -1.7 to no avail. I've tried change the /etc/network/wlan0 interface to no avail. I've worked in Yast and set the ndiswrapper module as the module for the wlan0 card... is there anything I'm missing????

I went to one site and they're saying that in order for ndiswrapprt to work with the Broadcom 43xx, you have to downgrade to the 32bit version of SuSe(OpenSuSe) is this true??? If not, can someone lead me in the right direction ... I can definitly give more details if needed as I've been thru this process a few times.

thanks
 
Old 06-15-2006, 04:07 PM   #2
Lenard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Indiana
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 i386 and x86_64 pata for IDE in use
Posts: 4,790

Rep: Reputation: 56
First if your OS is 64-bit then you need to use the 64-bit driver as listed on the ndiswrapper known working devices list, try using this one;

ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/note...bit/80211g.zip

$ ndiswrapper -v
utils version: 1.8
driver version: 1.16
vermagic: 2.6.16.20 gcc-4.1

$ ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
bcmwl5 driver installed, hardware present

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 22
Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

$ uname -a
Linux Aspire5000 2.6.16.20 #1 Mon Jun 5 20:01:27 EDT 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Last edited by Lenard; 06-15-2006 at 04:08 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux running too fast on AMD Turion scoot1212 Linux - Software 4 09-19-2008 10:00 AM
Best Distro for AMD Turion 64 danishmr Linux - Distributions 1 01-20-2006 08:22 PM
AMD Turion™ 64 ML-30 processor NoKnower Linux - Newbie 4 01-03-2006 08:57 AM
wireless SuSE 10.0 turion bunkenburg Suse/Novell 6 11-29-2005 04:46 PM
AMD Turion A64-Dual Core Processor Carpinus Libranet 2 08-10-2005 07:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration