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Old 12-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Wink Getting wireless NIC in HP pavillion to work with fedora


Greeting folks and Merry Christmas. I have installed fedora and did a yum -y update in a partition on my HP Pavillon laptop. I can connect an ether net cable and have internet access. I do have wireless nic on my lap top which works with Vista but being a newbie I am trying to find drivers etc to isnstall so it will work wireless. Any help will be most helpful. In fact googling for info got me to this great site. Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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What version of fedora you are using?
What is your wireless card?
 
Old 12-22-2008, 04:15 AM   #3
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Yeah some more information will be useful. Like what version of fedora are you using and what make is your card.
Posting the output for lspci will be helpful
 
Old 12-24-2008, 10:03 PM   #4
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Smile lspci -v output

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Yeah some more information will be useful. Like what version of fedora are you using and what make is your card.
Posting the output for lspci will be helpful

Sorry guys, a newbie mistake. Been gone since saturday but I did do a lspci and here is the info.

AMD anthelon/opteronl nVidia GForce 7150M (I need to fix this driver too since I am in a strange VGA mode) The wlan controller is BCM94311MCG. Fedora version I am running is 2.6.27.7-53.fc9.i686.
On saturday last I did go to linuxant.org. It seems they have a wrapper for the windows driver. They need the inf file and the driver .sys file.
Broadcom site did not list the above device but I did find BCM4323... so I figure the leading 9 in BCM943... is some sort of fab code and 11 may be an older version. I sniffed around from Linux into windows\system32 dir (I figure until this thing is not upto date why not keep vista around). Going through each and every .inf file (I lucked out and picked netxxx ones first) I found a netbc6.inf which did seem to have devices bcm4322xxx mentioned. So I ran dldrinstall.run from linuxant.org (my wired ethernet works) and pointed it to the .inf. It asked for the driver bcmwl6.sys but I could not loacte it. That is where I last left it. I am thinking of booting into vista to find the sucker put it on a stick and hopefully the linuxant stuff will read it off the stick.

If you guys have a better idea and also a solution for the nVidia gForce 7150m problem (their site had no linux drivers) please let me know. Will linux be forgiving if I have picked the wrong inf and sys files ?? That is why I still have not tried to put it on a stick and try it out.

In any case merry christmas.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 08:58 AM   #5
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I will have to look into for your graphics card drivers.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
This is what I found about your card. Did not fiddle so do not know if it is listed.
But if the wireless card is broadcom that it shows, you can well try ndiswrapper to configure it.
You can go http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/ and find out if driver is available.
Other resource is http://www.linux-drivers.org/network.html
 
  


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