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Old 08-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Crazy!! BCM4312(XPS 1530) wireless still canNOT work... HELP ME!


I got a new DELL XPS 1530. It shipped with a BCM4312 wireless card, but I cannot drive it.

its lspci result:
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
my system is Debian testing AMD64(update everyday)
my kernel version is, compiled by myself

i DO apt-get install b43-fwcutter, and in /lib/fireware/ has b43 folder

when I load the module "b43", dmesg show:
[ 3376.916695] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
But when I run
ifconfig wlan0 up
it show:
wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

I donot know what am i wrong...HELP ME PLEASE!

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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Does iwconfig see the card? Are there any messages after the one you showed from dmesg that might be relevant?
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When I used it on my Latitude D600, the way to get the driver to work was to edit a udev rule. - this has the answer
Old 08-22-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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Thank you, now i use ndiswrapper to let wireless card work.


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