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Old 12-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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suse 11.1 broadcom wlan


Hello,

I would like to get wlan working on my newly installed suse 11.1.
I have read many pages about this broadcom and what needs to be done.
I have tried many of the things I have read.

Could someone please help me work through this step by step.

the result of lspci gives the following>>>

02:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

Should I use the driver on http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

Mine does not seem to be listed, it is BCM4318..


ok, thanks if you can help

Julian
 
Old 12-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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SUPPORTED DEVICES
 
Old 12-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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Hello,

Exactly. What driver should I use then? Do you have experience with this?
On http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 it is listed and I could install from what it said
zypper install b43-fwcutter
/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
Both installed. but now what?
there were then lines about modprobe and I ran these.

How do I get the wlan working on this laptop?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Help

Could someone help regarding my problem?

Thank you
 
Old 12-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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terminal >
Code:
sudo lspci -n | grep 14e4
output.
 
Old 12-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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newly installed suse 11.1.
Question
is this the NOT FREE SUSE Enterprise Linux Server/Desktop ( SELS/SELD ) 11 service pack 1

or
OpenSUSE 11.1
if OpenSUSE 11 that is very dead
the very last version of the 11 series ( 11.4) hit End Of Life earlier this year( Nov.05) and 11.1 died a bit before that ( January 14th 2011)

if SELS/D 11 sp 1
you do have a Novell account ? right ?
And bought $$$ SELS/D

As i recall a lot of" Broadcom " devices were NOT supported in the old opensuse 11.1 ( a dead os anyway)
and might need a kernel mod from Novell if SELS/D

if SELS/D contact Novell

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:37 AM   #7
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it is opensuse 11.1 so my question isö can I update it using a online repository?

in a little while I give output of that command. thanks for your comments
 
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it is opensuse 11.1 so my question isö can I update it using a online repository?
-- short answer
NO

do a new clean install of OpenSUSE 12.2
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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Well that's a bummer for now.

sudo lspci -n | grep 14e4 returned 02:05.0 0280: 14e4:4318 (rev 02)

This indicates the 4318 version of the card, right?

thanks.
 
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Well that's a bummer for now.
If you read the OpenSUSE documentation ( done the research )
you would have known this
SEE:
The OpenSUSE "lifetime" page
http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime

-- from the documentation --
http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade
if you were going from 12.1 to 12.2
you "could" upgrade
?? maybe ??

but going from a major version behind ???
no

do a clean new install of 12.2 .
 
Old 01-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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Hello,

Thank you for your answers.

Dumped SUSE for Debian. Will see if I can get an answer for Debian with regards my problem.

I wanted to get this working with the version of Suse I had at hand and that was 11.1.
Fine, I will simply wipe are start again with a different distro that I also have at hand.
Telling me I should have done the research poor coming from a guru.
Is it really never possible to get something working with an old distro? One that is not even that old.

regards,

JulianD
 
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the old opensuse 11.1 ( also EOL)
did not support a lot of hardware (but most worked)
the current opensuse 12.2 dose support most hardware , "out of the box"

and Debian stable is ( i think) is just a bit older than suse 11.1 ( Debian is rather conservative , but less so than redhat)

it might not support your wireless without building a kernel mod

Opensuse 12.2 "should" support your
see suse thread
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...need-help.html

but you moved to Debian so...........


Quote:
Telling me I should have done the research poor coming from a guru.
sorry, but any student should do "the research" !!! ( or fail the course)
and learning a new and different operating system is no different than taking a class .
 
Old 01-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
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Hi John VV,

[QUOTE=John VV;4864039]the old opensuse 11.1 ( also EOL)
did not support a lot of hardware (but most worked)
the current opensuse 12.2 dose support most hardware , "out of the box"

and Debian stable is ( i think) is just a bit older than suse 11.1 ( Debian is rather conservative , but less so than redhat)

it might not support your wireless without building a kernel mod

Opensuse 12.2 "should" support your
see suse thread
http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...need-help.html

Now I am sold!

[QUOTE=John VV;4864039]
sorry, but any student should do "the research" !!! ( or fail the course)
and learning a new and different operating system is no different than taking a class .


Fair if I was doing a course but I wasn't.
I wanted to get something to work with a distro I had at hand.
Now you have given more than research can find; that Debian is even older and slower and suse 12.2 should work!
Now you give me reason to go out and spend the 10 or 15 euro to get Suse 12.2
I can attempt with debian still and even go back to Suse but this time with 12.2


I will try now with Debian. I actually have a debian pre 7 dvd, as installed is
only 6.06. Will definitely get the Suse 12.2 next chance I have.


thank you for replying
And if I am a pain, well Sorry, I am probably one of those young ones who were always asking "but why" again and again.
 
  


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