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Old 03-17-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
archangel.k978
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Unhappy Slack64 13 (fresh) Broadcom 4312 no wlan


Hi.
I've already red all posts about wireless on slack on this forum, but they could not helped me (I'm an intermediate linux user).

I have a fresh slack64 install on my Dell Inspiron 15:
Code:
uname -r -> 2.6.29.6
Code:
ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:ae:27:e1:1d
          inet addr:192.168.1.101  Bcast:255.255.255.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:576  Metric:1
          RX packets:3698 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3884 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1263268 (1.2 MiB)  TX bytes:539196 (526.5 KiB)
          Interrupt:18

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.00c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)
Code:
lspci
...
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Code:
iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
No error related to wifi neither in /var/log/dmesg nor /var/log/messages.

I've read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...m-4312-793674/ but no driver was loaded

Few days ago I had Ubuntu Jaunty on same laptop and wireles was ok.

Any help/tip will be great.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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Did you try the broadcom sta driver mentioned in the other thread?
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.../broadcom-sta/

Also, can you give the output of:
Code:
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
EDIT:
I see this is your first post. Welcome to linuxquestions

Last edited by piratesmack; 03-17-2010 at 10:59 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:02 PM   #3
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You will need to build b43 and broadcom PHY as Kernel MODULES (<M> not <*>) then use fwcutter from slackbuilds to install the binary driver.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by reed9
There are two different chipsets that both appear as BCM4312. You have to look at the pci id.

The 14e4:4312 is supported by the b43 driver and firmware.
The 14e4:4315 is not until 2.6.32, and need the wl driver./
snip


lspci -vnn | grep -i broad
does the trick (displays it)

mattca had a tread about it a while back..

i have the bcm 4312 14e14:4315 and the broadcom-sta slackbuild.
goodluck

Last edited by slackwaredanny; 03-18-2010 at 08:53 PM. Reason: spelling issues
 
Old 03-18-2010, 10:14 PM   #5
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Thank you for your quickly answer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by piratesmack View Post
Did you try the broadcom sta driver mentioned in the other thread?
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.../broadcom-sta/
This is weird, but I followed the instructions on that web and I finally installed wireless driver. A few days ago, I've compiled "official" driver from Broadcom, and that gave me an error when tried to install it (that's why I posted here), but this one not.
Now, I must connect using WPA2 ... this is other subject.

Quote:
Originally Posted by piratesmack
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
Code:
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Quote:
Originally Posted by piratesmack View Post
EDIT:
I see this is your first post. Welcome to linuxquestions
Thank you for your welcome, I hope in the near future help someone else.
I'm from Argentina, in case there is someone who can't express fine in english (like me )
Thanks to others that posted too.
Best regards.
Long life to Slack!

Last edited by archangel.k978; 03-18-2010 at 10:15 PM.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by archangel.k978 View Post
snip



snip
Thanks to others that posted too.
Best regards.
Long life to Slack!
de nada viva slack!
 
Old 03-19-2010, 11:29 PM   #7
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Hey, welcome to linux questions!

In case your issue becomes "unsolved", here is my thread from a couple weeks ago:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...m-4312-793674/

[Edit: oh, wait.. you linked to my thread in your original post.. lol. Well, welcome anyway!]

Last edited by mattca; 03-19-2010 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mattca View Post
Hey, welcome to linux questions!

In case your issue becomes "unsolved", here is my thread from a couple weeks ago:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...m-4312-793674/

[Edit: oh, wait.. you linked to my thread in your original post.. lol. Well, welcome anyway!]
i namedropped you too!
 
  


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