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Old 10-01-2008, 08:04 AM   #16
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as u said u have a wireless chipset of broadcam. the first thing u must know that this device is compatible t windows and not linux. s the first thing u need is to make it compatible to linux as well. for this u need to install ndiswrapper which will make ur windows compatible device be recognised by ubuntu. This thing is is easy,just go to System>>Administration>>software sources then uncheck all downloadable from internet, Third party and Update repo’s only select Installable from CD-ROM/DVD. Now open a Add/Remove from Applications>>Add/Remove.. there select all avaliable appliactions in show, now seach for ndis you will see Windows Wireless Drivers select it and click Apply changes it will ask you for the CD insert the CD and it will get installed, now you just have to install the drivers of your card for this open
System>>Administration>>Windows Wireless Drivers and install the windows wireless drivers ( bcmwl5.inf for hp6515b bcm4312) now follow these steps, type
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sudo -i
now you must be as root then type
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nano /etc/rc.local
the file should read
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rmmod ndiswrapper
rmmod ssb
modprobe ndiswrapper
exit 0
This installs ndiswrapper ,and now just reboot ur system.BUT this will not enable ur wireless adapter it just recognises just driver, thats all.
TO enable ur adapter u need firmware files to be installed to ur system.for this download b43-fwcutter from linuxwireless.org by matching the fwcutter with the version of ur adapter. the fwcutter extracts firmware files for ur driver then
Download, extract the b43-fwcutter tarball and build it:
Now lies the most imprtant tthat is t install the fwcutter in ur system all u need is a working internet connection(wired connection is all u can have in ur case)for this visit any internet cafe or rent from ur friend.Then type
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wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
make
cd ..
after this probably u will b able to connect to the net by ur wireless adapter
 
Old 10-01-2008, 09:25 AM   #17
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Google found this:
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

Looks promising.....

for completeness, note that you cannot "up" an interface which has no driver associated. To ifconfig, the driver is the device.
Yeah that is the site I have been trying to work with...When I go there, it tells me to download the b43-fwcutter-011. I think you do this by navigating to this folder and then typing make. I did this and I get the following messages...

fwcutter.c:663: error: fd undeclared (first use in this function)
fwcutter.c:663: error: invalid operands to binary *
fwcutter.c:663: warning: statement with no effect
fwcutter.c:663: warning: statement with no effect


The screen just changed, so I don't know exactly what the rest of it said. Some more lines here are:

fwcutter.c:692 error: const struct file has no member named flagsfwcutter.c:699 warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function printf

I have no idea where to find the actual b43/ucode13.fw file. It says I have to have a working connection to the internet and then I can type in the following in the terminal to download it. The whole problem is I can't get a working connection to the internet, not even when I hook up to an actual line. Which is the whole reason why I need to download it.

sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

I am getting a little frustrated and worried I am screwing something up, cause I really have no idea what I'm doing. I went to try and get some books, but all I managed to find was something that gave me an intuitive history lesson on how Linux came about. Interesting, but not helpful.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 09:37 AM   #18
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Are you sure you are getting the right version of the software? I have the same wireless card and the fwcutter tool was the ONLY thing that worked for me. I literally spent months on this issue and the solution I saw was on this site: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

Once again, make sure you have the correct version relating to your kernel and ensure that you are typing the correct syntax. One issue I ran into while setting mines up was the directions were not 100% correct.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:00 AM   #19
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Are you sure you are getting the right version of the software? I have the same wireless card and the fwcutter tool was the ONLY thing that worked for me. I literally spent months on this issue and the solution I saw was on this site: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

Once again, make sure you have the correct version relating to your kernel and ensure that you are typing the correct syntax. One issue I ran into while setting mines up was the directions were not 100% correct.
I think I am getting the right version. I am looking at the linuxwireless.org site and it says the following:

"You are using the b43 driver from linux-2.6.25 or newer"

I have linux 8.04. I don't have the b43 driver. I did what the instructions on this site said and it did not work. I am thinking maybe I am supposed to have the b43 driver on my computer before I actually type 'make' in the terminal when I am in the b43-fwcutter directory...
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:04 AM   #20
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When I try to add the windows wireless drivers under add/remove applications, it says the following:

'Windows wireless drivers cannot be installed on your computer type(i386). Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided not to support the computer type.

It's an HP laptop. A very popular HP laptop. I have a hard time believing it is not supported for wireless drivers. Will it not install it because I don't have a connection to the internet?
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:39 AM   #21
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fwcutter.c:692 error: const struct file has no member named flagsfwcutter.c:699 warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function printf

I have no idea where to find the actual b43/ucode13.fw file. It says I have to have a working connection to the internet and then I can type in the following in the terminal to download it. The whole problem is I can't get a working connection to the internet, not even when I hook up to an actual line. Which is the whole reason why I need to download it.

sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh
[/QUOTE]

Well I would concentrate on getting an update before you start trying to fix your wireless. Try getting your eth0 interface up first. Try doing it through the graphical interface. If that doesn't work, try doing it command line. Here is a link that might help you out. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-net...mand-line.html... Once you get your interface up try re-downloading the fwcutter software and try it again.

P.S. Do an 'lspci | grep eth0' and make sure your system reconizes that you have the hardware.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:43 AM   #22
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fwcutter.c:692 error: const struct file has no member named flagsfwcutter.c:699 warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function printf

I have no idea where to find the actual b43/ucode13.fw file. It says I have to have a working connection to the internet and then I can type in the following in the terminal to download it. The whole problem is I can't get a working connection to the internet, not even when I hook up to an actual line. Which is the whole reason why I need to download it.

sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh
Well I would concentrate on getting an update before you start trying to fix your wireless. Try getting your eth0 interface up first. Try doing it through the graphical interface. If that doesn't work, try doing it command line. Here is a link that might help you out. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-net...mand-line.html... Once you get your interface up try re-downloading the fwcutter software and try it again.

P.S. Do an 'lspci | grep eth0' and make sure your system reconizes that you have the hardware.[/QUOTE]

I typed lspci|grep eth0 in the terminal and it didn't do anything. It just keeps spitting out this stuff about how I have to download the b43/ucode13.fw firmware file. If it doesn't do anything, what does that mean?
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #23
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Try plugging in your network cable and type the command 'ifconfig'... What do you see?
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:59 AM   #24
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I will have to tell you when I get around a network cable. I am at work right now...
 
Old 10-03-2008, 11:44 AM   #25
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Now open a Add/Remove from Applications>>Add/Remove.. there select all avaliable appliactions in show, now seach for ndis you will see Windows Wireless Drivers select it and click Apply changes it will ask you for the CD insert the CD and it will get installed, now you just have to install the drivers of your card for this open
System>>Administration>>Windows Wireless Drivers and install the windows wireless drivers ( bcmwl5.inf for hp6515b bcm4312) now follow these steps, type
When I install the wireless drivers I get an error message:

E: b43-fwcutter: subprocess post-installation script returned an error exit status 1
 
  


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