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Old 12-09-2010, 09:44 AM   #16
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Slackware 13.0
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So I'm getting back to resolving my wireless after nearly a year. I'm still on Slackware 12.2.

I turned off the WEP encryption on the wireless.
Got the Ubuntu firmware and copied it to /lib/firmware/b43 and /lib/firmware/b43legacy

Unloaded the wl driver with
modprobe -r wl
Loaded the b43 driver with
modprobe b43
Brought down the wireless with
ifconfig eth1 down
Then when I try to bring the wireless up with
ifconfig eth1 up
I get the following error
eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Any suggestions as to what I should try next?

Thanks in advance,

Old 12-09-2010, 11:39 AM   #17
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Hello ash zz 00,

I don't know if simply copying the Ubuntu driver is sufficient to get it running with Slackware (I suppose not).
Here you can downlaod the recent driver from Broadcom. Build it and install it on you machine. After rebooting you should load the module (if it isn't loaded). Be aware that you can blacklist modules which you don't want to be loaded.
Some weeks ago I had a HP laptop with this wireless device, there are more than one driver which are told to work with the card. In my case none of them worked!



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