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Old 02-20-2007, 07:43 AM   #1
PETROSHP
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Canīt Get My Wifi Working...


DEAR LINUX EXPERTS,

I decided to leave windows and installed this weekend Suse 10.2 with gnome enviroment. I am trying 2-3 days now to get my built in broadcom 802.11 a/b/g to work but no results so far... I am using an HP dv 2000 with AMD Turion 64*2, 1gb DDR2, 120 gb HD and Nvidia Gforce 6150 and since I have only wifi connection at home I really need your help. I think if I can solve this problem I can continue finillizing my new OS and some other small details like downloading codecs for Totem etc...

pls help me out here if you can.

kind regards,

petros

PS. Do you also know if my Nvidia supports 3d accelaration???
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:21 AM   #2
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If you can figure out what Broadcom chipset is in that card, we can point you in a decent direction. Have a look at the output of lspci and see if it is listed.

For Broadcom chipsets, you only have two options. The first is the native Linux bcm43xx driver, however that driver has variable success depending on the chipset. The other option is ndiswrapper which allows a Windows driver to be used under Linux. If you're using the 64 bit version of Suse, you'll need to find a 64 bit Windows driver. Also, you'll need to pay close attention to which driver is loaded. You can't have both ndiswrapper and bcm43xx loaded at the same time, they will interfere with each other.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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Btw Thanks For Your Response,

The Thing Is That I Have The Driver In A Cd For My Wlan... How Can Suse Recognize An .exe File??

Kr, Petros
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=522650

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=514676

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_...ion_under_SUSE

Thats the first three links when I google..

How to use NDISwrapper with SUse 10.2

IGF
 
Old 02-20-2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Btw Thanks For Your Response,

The Thing Is That I Have The Driver In A Cd For My Wlan... How Can Suse Recognize An .exe File??

Kr, Petros

If the .exe is actually a self-extracting zip file, then the unzip command in Linux will likely do the trick:


unzip filename.exe


Worst case scenario is that it barfs on the file, in which case you'll have to extract it on a Windows box and then transfer the files to something Linux can read, like a CD or usb stick.
 
  


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