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Old 10-13-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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firmware update for wireless internet on HPDv6000


I'm very new to Linux. I'm using opensuse 11.4 and Genome 3.0. I need a firmware update to get my wireless to work. I will probably need clear instructions, but i really need help. I'll just put it out there. "HELP"
 
Old 10-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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This is a common issue for first timers. We will be able to help better if you tell us a little about what kind of computer you are using, whether or not you can connect with a wired connection, and what the specific error message you are receiving is.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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I'm using a HPDV6000 Laptop. I can access the internet through my Ethernet connection. my wireless hardware address in network setting is 00:21:00:08:A44 and it currently says that wireless connection is unavailable. I can't seem to replicate the error message, but it said that i need to to install firmware. I was reading on a forum that i can i can get a list of my system info in (I think) terminal mode but when I typed it returned the command prompt.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 01:57 AM   #4
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Try and post for us the output of
Code:
lspci
and

Code:
iwconfig
Thanks again.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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Reg@linux-ikij:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Reg@linux-ikij:~> lspci
Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
Reg@linux-ikij:~> /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
09:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
09:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
09:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
09:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
Reg@linux-ikij:~>
Thanks
 
Old 10-15-2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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Have a look here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...buntu.2FDebian
It seems you need to update (do you mean install?) a firmware package. Open a terminal and issue this command:
Code:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
then read the above link and follow the steps after this one. Let us know if you need more help.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 10-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
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Reg@linux-ikij:~> sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-install
sudo: apt-get: command not found
Reg@linux-ikij:~>
I get nothing when i enter the code
 
Old 10-15-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Since you're using opensuse, apt is not your package manager (Debian based Linux only). You need to use your package manager (Yast). Search and install it.

If package not found, you may need to use a 3rd party repository for that driver.

http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
 
Old 10-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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So how do you install packages in Ubuntu? If you have another way then use it to install the firmware-b43-install package. I thought Ubuntu was a .deb based system. I guess they've changed.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 10-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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So how do you install packages in Ubuntu? If you have another way then use it to install the firmware-b43-install package. I thought Ubuntu was a .deb based system. I guess they've changed.
ciao,
jdk
Ubuntu is DEB based. OP is not running Ubuntu according to OP in the first post. They just need the equivalent of your post for their OS.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jenedge73 View Post
I'm very new to Linux. I'm using opensuse 11.4 and Genome 3.0.

Last edited by sag47; 10-15-2011 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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Since you're using opensuse, apt is not your package manager (Debian based Linux only). You need to use your package manager (Yast). Search and install it.

If package not found, you may need to use a 3rd party repository for that driver.

http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
My bad. I thought the OP said he was using Ubuntu. The 11.4 fooled me. Apologies. I guess the command should be:
Code:
yum install firmware-b43-installer
or whatever the package is called in Opensuse.
sorry again,
jdk
 
Old 10-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #12
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Reg@linux-ikij:~> yum install firmware-b43-installer
You need to be root to perform this command.
Reg@linux-ikij:~>
This is what i got. what is "need to be root" is this like C:>cd... "DOS"-it was a long time ago. How do you get to the root directory. Or am i just taking the wrong approach, should I just forget opensuse and install Umbutu?
 
Old 10-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #13
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thanks for all the help. I fixed my wireless connection by installing Ubuntu. I don't know which version of Linux is better but so far Ubuntu seems to be easier. I don't like to compromise myself by choosing the easier option but I'll try to get familiar with Linux using Ubuntu. One thing for sure is this is the first step to a MS free PC.
 
Old 10-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #14
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root is the name of the Linux super user (i.e. root user).

It is the equivalent of the Windows Administrator user if you want a comparison (not the Administrators group).

You want to install something so an admin has to do it (root user).

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