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Old 06-09-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
swiftstorm
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HP Touch Panel WiFi Problem


I am looking for a linux driver for HP DV4-1000 LapTop.

I am fairly new to linux, so please bare with me. I am working with an HP DV4 Touch Panel Laptop. I know, its a pos, but this is what I am stuck with for a while.

There is a touch light at the right upper corner of the keypad for activating and deactivating WiFi. When I boot into linux, the touch pad does not respond, thus I cannot activate the wifi card. The card is a broadcom integrated. I am using Back Track 3 I have also tried ubuntu neither are functioning with the touch panel.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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IMHO, the touch pad has sod all to do with the wifi.

Broadcom? Try these commands as root somewhere
lspcmcia
lspci
psusb
search for your broadcom. When you find it use a -v option to get more detail.


lsmod |more

search for ssb, b43, btusb.
ssb has b43_pci_bridge built into it usually.

EDIT: If the touchlight isn't on, the device is powered off. Check the Bios. Also try
dmesg |grep -i Broadcom

Don't be fooled by a broadcom wired nic. I have a hp 6715s with a broadcom 5906 wired nioc and a broadcom 4312 wifi card. Once you know what you have, pump the name into www.google.com/linux and read up how others sorted it out.

You will probably need a kernel 2.6.27.x or later.

Last edited by business_kid; 06-13-2009 at 10:56 AM. Reason: point left out
 
  


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