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Old 04-14-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question slack13 + wicd


hi mates,

I'm in serious troubles to config my wireless in slackware 13.0.

Fresh slackware instalation, i instaled wicd1.7.0 by slackpkg.

My wired connection works in wicd, but it wont find no wireless networks.


I'm running slack13 on a HP Pav dv6.

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02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

The card is detected, do I have to install the firmware ?


hope you guys help me I've googled and searched everywere, hope you guys help me in my wireless config, in wicd or by other way.

thank you in advance.
 
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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In the preferences for wicd, do you tell wicd to use your wireless interface? It should pickup on eth0, but I believe by default it has nothing typed in for the wireless network.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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In the preferences for wicd, do you tell wicd to use your wireless interface? It should pickup on eth0, but I believe by default it has nothing typed in for the wireless network.
hi kevin,

yes by default it has nothing typed in.

I filed with eth0, but i got the same
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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eth0 is your wired device. You'll want to put the interface that corresponds to your wireless into wicd. Normally the interface is called wlan0, but it may be different on your machine.

Code:
su -c "iwconfig"
That should output your wireless interfaces.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:32 PM   #5
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eth0 is your wired device. You'll want to put the interface that corresponds to your wireless into wicd. Normally the interface is called wlan0, but it may be different on your machine.

Code:
su -c "iwconfig"
That should output your wireless interfaces.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #6
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Hi ...

Hope this helps, i remember that to use wicd your user must be added to a group ... i don't remember it's name, i think it is netdev group ..
 
Old 04-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #7
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The card is detected, do I have to install the firmware ?
Yes normally you would need to install firmware for the broadcom cards.

Check at boot or with dmesg to see if you are getting firmware loading errors or info to confirm this.

There is an fwcutter slackbuild at slackbuilds.org that will help you install the firmware.

Note: some of these BCM43xx cards need to use a proprietary driver but give the kernel one a try first.

There are likely dozens of posts concerning this same hardware already so a forum search would likely have given you this answer too.
 
Old 04-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

That website contains the drivers, and very good instructions on how to build and install them.

If you follow the instructions included with the driver, you will have a working wireless setup

--Paul--
 
Old 04-15-2010, 02:48 PM   #9
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I never made the b43 driver (the one included with the kernel) to work on my BCM4312 - I always had to use the hybrid sta linux driver. Be aware that if your kernel is the 2.6.33 series, you have to replace the line "#include <linux/autoconf.h>" by "#include <generated/autoconf.h>" on the linuxver.h file.
 
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