[acer Extensa 5620Z] I got a big big problem, please help ^^
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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.
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:
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
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.
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
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).