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radu.pop 11-26-2008 01:05 PM

enable b4311 broadcom wireless device after boot

This is more of an academic issue, but as I have spent several days trying to find a solution, (and in the meanwhile have read many interesting things on this forum) I decided to ask for a little help.

So, my problem is that I have this wireless device build in my 6715b HP notebook, and what I'm trying to do is recreate the steps the kernel takes to correctly populate sysfs (/sys/) at boot time. I am merely an amateur understanding udev and sysfs and I have tried everything I could figure out.

Please notice the wireless adaptor works correctly if I boot linux with the adaptor switched on (blue led beneath the lid indicates that).

Perhaps someone has if not a solution to it, a brief explanation of how exactly does /sys/ get populated during startup as I cannot replicate the directory structure in /sys/ from the time the device is up upon boot, and from the time it is off during boot, even though I'm loading the correct modules (most probably) before/after switching on the adapter from the button.

Thanks in anticipation for any help. Please let me know if you need me to post any details.

Junior Hacker 11-30-2008 01:45 AM

Which Linux distribution are you using?

radu.pop 11-30-2008 04:02 AM

hi, I'm using slackware 12.1

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