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Old 09-22-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Angry HELP PLZ! broadcom on hp pavilion dv8000 (amd version)


OK so I have a laptop HP pavilion dv8000 the amd set up, and it has the broadcom chipset from what i have come to find out it is very stubborn. and I am having the hardest time trying to get the wireless to work. Well when i install a Linux i have tried a few different distros. I was wondering if any one can give me the simplest directions on trying to configure my wireless card or recommend a disrto that could possible already have the drivers on disc when i burn the iso. I have looked through many forums and tutorials and have yet come across one that has been usful.

Thanks
Kev

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You could try some 'LiveCD' based distributions.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Try 'Knoppix' from the above link.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by krdan4th View Post
OK so I have a laptop HP pavilion dv8000 the amd set up, and it has the broadcom chipset from what i have come to find out it is very stubborn. and I am having the hardest time trying to get the wireless to work. Well when i install a Linux i have tried a few different distros. I was wondering if any one can give me the simplest directions on trying to configure my wireless card or recommend a disrto that could possible already have the drivers on disc when i burn the iso. I have looked through many forums and tutorials and have yet come across one that has been usful.

Thanks
Kev
Need more info...

Most Wireless devices(unless they are Intel), will likely not work on a Live CD, and you'll have to configure them once you install..

Run a Live cd, Open a terminal and type "lspci" no quotes, hit enter, and see how it identifies your wireless device (I think those HP's have broadcoms)... Generally speaking, Intel works out of the box, Atheros works almost flawlessly w/ Madwifi, and Broadcom and Realtek will be a bit of a pain.

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Old 09-23-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic....b71ec9de08c169
 
Old 09-25-2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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ok i tried directing ndiswrapper to the drive on my pen drive and it is giving me an error message. What should I do now.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 08:32 PM   #6
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Can you post what the error was? It will help in troubleshooting the problem.

Also, from the following webpage:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-512059.html

"Broadcom 43xx Wireless
Usually fairly tough to configure properly, the Broadcom wireless card aren't support out of the box in Ubuntu. To install the drivers, follow this link:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405990

NOTE: Sometimes recognized as "Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390"

Other helpful links:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405990
Use the most recent drivers from the HP webiste for best results: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34152.exe.
NDISwrapper tutorial:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ndiswrapper%29

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Old 09-25-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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type this at the command prompt
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$ lspci | grep 802.11
post the results
 
  


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