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VodkaRocks 06-24-2009 05:49 PM

[acer Extensa 5620Z] I got a big big problem, please help ^^
 
Hii!
First of all, I wanted to say that you have a great communety here. I looked around at the threads, and you got a real experts here :D

Anyway, to my problem: I have a Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop, that got only OpenSUSE. The problem is that he can't use WiFi because I think he don't have the driver..

And belive me when I say that I surfed all around the Internet for find a solusion, and as you probebly notes - I don't have him.

So... I need WiFi on my laptop... anyone? :)

Thanks you very very much,
Eli.

MrChilly0 06-24-2009 07:52 PM

can you post the output of lspci please? (open a terminal, and type lspci as root)

That will help us figure out what drivers you need

VodkaRocks 06-25-2009 02:42 AM

Quote:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
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.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (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 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
0f:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0f:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0f:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0f:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
This is the output, hope that it helps..

Hangdog42 06-25-2009 08:18 AM

Quote:

04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
That is your wireless card. My condolences on being yet another victim of Broadcom. However, for that particular chipset, Broadcom had a stroke and actually created a Linux driver. You can find it here.

VodkaRocks 06-25-2009 12:42 PM

lol dude, I am kind of a newb when it comes to Linux and OpenSUSE :D
So, I'll be more then glad if you could simplefied the 'README' file for me :)
AND THANK YOU FOR THE HUGE HELP!!

Hangdog42 06-25-2009 01:00 PM

Yeah, that readme it a bit on the thick side. Basically you need to run four commands once you're in the directory with the extracted files:

Code:

make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` clean
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/wireless
depmod -a

A few things to note:

The mark around uname -r and pwd are a backtick (`) NOT an apostrophe ('). A backtick causes those commands to be evaluated and an apostrophe won't. Basically these commands don't work with an apostrophe.

The first two command can be run as a normal user, but you'll need to be root for the last two.

You might have to load the wl module after boot (run modprobe wl as root) in order for this to work

You also may have to blacklist b43 and ssb. Try rebooting and then run lsmod. If you just see wl in the output, you're probably good to go. If you see b43 and ssb, you may have to add them to the module blacklist.

VodkaRocks 06-25-2009 02:01 PM

Quote:

eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop> make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` clean
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop>
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop> make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7-9-obj/i386/pae'
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop>
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop> cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/wireless
cp: cannot stat `wl.ko': No such file or directory
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop>
eliyahu@linux-tryg:~/Desktop> depmod -a

Program 'depmod' is present in package 'module-init-tools', which is installed on your system.

Absolute path to 'depmod' is '/sbin/depmod', so it might be intended to be run only by user with superuser privileges (eg. root).

bash: depmod: command not found
That what I get if I run the commands..
Sorry that I'm bugging you guys, but it is extemely important to me and belive me when I say that I'm grateful to you guys... :D

Hangdog42 06-25-2009 05:09 PM

I'm guessing here that at least for the make commands you are in the wrong directory when you run it. You need to be in the directory containing the uextracted files from the Broadcom download. From the looks of this you are in your Desktop directory which I highly suspect is not correct.

As for depmod, you will need to be root when you run it and you may need to give the full path: /sbin/depmod -a

VodkaRocks 06-25-2009 07:05 PM

lol, I extracted this on the desktop..
And yes, I tryed to run the commands inside and outsie the extacted folder and it's alway come back to the same result that I showed you.. :\

MrChilly0 06-25-2009 10:11 PM

http://forums.opensuse.org/network-i...1-bcm4311.html

that link might be helpful...you're not the only one who has struggled with this...are you sure you're running depmod -a as root? (su and then the password)?

VodkaRocks 06-26-2009 04:22 AM

Yeah.. I'm absolutly sure that I'm runnig this as an Adminstrator..

Hangdog42 06-26-2009 08:08 AM

Well this is weird. From what I've seen, this driver compiles just fine on openSuse which suggests that your install may be missing something. Double check that both the kernel source and the kernel headers have been installed.

However, there may be a way around this. It is possible that someone has created an RPM for your kernel. Since I've never really used openSuse, I'm not sure how to go about it, but you could use your software install to and do some searching for the Broadcom wl driver (also sometimes called the sta driver).


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