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Old 02-22-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
bloodfoot
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Angry wifi not workin with knoppix on hp pavillion zv6065ea


I am totally new to this, and would appreciate any help.

I have a hp pavillion zv6065ea laptop. amd 3500 2.2 ghz, 1gb of Ram, radeon x200 128mb card with broadcom 802.11b/g wlan card.

i downloaded knoppix, and booted it up. everything look good, gaphics card working (only 1024x768 though?!), but i can't get the wireless card working.

any ideas?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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well, thanks for the replies.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Broadcom = ndiswrapper. Knoppix 4.0 DVD has in its config menu an item called ndiswrapper . It will ask you for your windows drivers for the wifi card which should be bcwl5a.inf (or something very close to that. There are many threads/discussions/how-tos on this. Try "broadcom wifi ndiswrapper" in google and you will get several step-by-step instructions.

While you're googling, also try "1280x800 widescreen linux" for documentation on how to add the native widescreen resolution to your display options. I haven't done it to my Pavillion yet, but I've read several threads on how to. I don't know if you're set on Knoppix, but Mepis (also a live CD) offers 1280x800 on boot.

Finally, I don't think the 4 hours and 20 minutes between your posts is too long to wait for a response. With users all around the globe, sometimes you just need to wait for a different part of the world to wake up/get home from work/etc. Just my opinion, I could be wrong.
 
  


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