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Old 11-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Slackware on Dell 1525 Problem


Hello every one,

I am wanting to go back to Slackware and it has been some time. I have tried to install Slackware 13.37 on my dell 1525 and everything seems to work but my broadcom wireless and my wired connection. Any help would be grateful in trying to fix this issue that I am currently having.

The lights come on when wired but they are not green, they are orange and yellow indicating an issue with connection.

/Edit: Realized this was in the wrong area, if some one can move this please.

Last edited by spookz; 11-14-2011 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ & back to Slackware!

I'm not sure if your Dell 1525 is using the Intel/Broadcom wireless. You can use 'dmesg' to identify the chipset for both Ethernet & Wireless chipsets. Slackware does support Broadcom but you will need to get the firmware and place it in '/lib/firmware'.

If your systems uses the Broadcom Wireless chipset then get the firmware from Slackbuilds . Slackbuilds is a good source for packages, read the FAQ.

Look at Broadcom SlackBuilds packages.

If you do a search here on the Slackware Forum for install issue(s) with the Broadcom chipset, you will find many posts that will help you. Dell 1525 Wiki is useful.

Look at 'SlackwareŽ Essentials & SlackwareŽ Basics for helpful information.

Plus Configuring your network in Slackware is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

EDIT: BTW, you can use the Report button to request the move. I have already requested the move for you.

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Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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Sorry for the late response. I have tried what was listed and I am still having the same issue. I have installed the wrapper as well as the drivers and it still does not work properly.

Code:
iwconfig:
lo no wireless extentions
wlan0 IEE 802.11BG ESSOD:OFF\ANY
Code:
lspci | grep Broadcom
0b:00.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Coporatoin BCM4312 802.11b\g LP-PHY (rev 0)

Last edited by spookz; 11-14-2011 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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I've found the broadcom cards to be a real PITA in Window$ and Linux. Still, why not post the output of:

Code:
lspci -k
lsmod
I just had to buy a usb wifi card, because the broadcom one was quite unstable.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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here is the out put for the commands

Code:
 
bash-4.1# lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
	Kernel modules: intel-agp
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: i915
	Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
	Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
02:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: r852
	Kernel modules: r852
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 022f
	Kernel driver in use: sky2
	Kernel modules: sky2
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: ssb
bash-4.1#
Code:



bash-4.1# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
usbhid                 36859  0 
hid                    77723  1 usbhid
snd_seq_dummy           1479  0 
snd_seq_oss            30116  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5708  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                52486  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          5473  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            40089  0 
snd_mixer_oss          17282  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  275315  14 
cpufreq_ondemand        9164  0 
freq_table              2435  1 cpufreq_ondemand
mperf                   1195  0 
ppdev                   6021  0 
lp                      9781  0 
parport_pc             21214  0 
parport                30087  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
fuse                   66651  1 
snd_hda_codec_idt      56457  1 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     22985  1 
snd_hda_intel          21915  2 
snd_hda_codec          71748  3 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep               6254  1 snd_hda_codec
i915                  400238  2 
b43                   175283  0 
drm_kms_helper         27035  1 i915
mac80211              204017  1 b43
uvcvideo               62696  0 
snd_pcm                73762  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              19671  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
cfg80211              142106  2 b43,mac80211
snd                    58334  16 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
drm                   177345  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
joydev                 10279  0 
ssb                    46360  1 b43
rtc_cmos                9374  0 
r852                   11229  0 
sm_common               7530  1 r852
nand                   46002  2 r852,sm_common
pcmcia                 37397  2 b43,ssb
videodev               65968  1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat            15658  2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    11199  1 videodev
soundcore               5681  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          7297  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
firewire_ohci          27301  0 
firewire_core          51107  1 firewire_ohci
i2c_algo_bit            5055  1 i915
pcmcia_core            12125  1 pcmcia
rtc_core               14471  1 rtc_cmos
dell_laptop             7991  0 
dell_wmi                1565  0 
i2c_i801                8230  0 
nand_ids                6529  1 nand
nand_ecc                3556  1 nand
mtd                    18279  2 sm_common,nand
thermal                 8082  0 
sky2                   47217  0 
intel_agp              10824  1 i915
sparse_keymap           2984  1 dell_wmi
rtc_lib                 1978  1 rtc_core
sdhci_pci               7550  0 
video                  11949  1 i915
intel_gtt              14862  3 i915,intel_agp
processor              25982  1 
agpgart                28874  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
i2c_core               19769  6 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,videodev,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801
shpchp                 26821  0 
rfkill                 16442  3 cfg80211,dell_laptop
thermal_sys            13862  3 thermal,video,processor
ac                      3249  0 
battery                10535  0 
button                  5013  1 i915
wmi                     8349  1 dell_wmi
output                  2020  1 video
hwmon                   1473  1 thermal_sys
dcdbas                  5480  1 dell_laptop
sdhci                  17079  1 sdhci_pci
mmc_core               64800  3 b43,ssb,sdhci
sg                     26495  0 
psmouse                47222  0 
evdev                   9813  20 
serio_raw               4534  0
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #6
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I have the same Broadcom device in my laptop, not the best, but works. I just had to install the firmware, did that with sbopkg, the package name is b43-firmware.
 
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Yea, it's not the best but like you said it works lol. I well try that and see if I can get any wheres with it and post back.

Thank you for the quick response.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:43 AM   #8
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Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by spookz View Post
Sorry for the late response. I have tried what was listed and I am still having the same issue. I have installed the wrapper as well as the drivers and it still does not work properly.

Code:
iwconfig:
lo no wireless extentions
wlan0 IEE 802.11BG ESSOD:OFF\ANY
Code:
lspci | grep Broadcom
0b:00.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Coporatoin BCM4312 802.11b\g LP-PHY (rev 0)
Which 'firmware' have you installed?
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:48 AM   #9
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b43 is the right driver, just make sure you have the firmware.
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:53 AM   #10
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I well double check everything before I go any further

Onebuck, this is the firmware I mad an attempt to install

after trying to install teh firmware again with sbopkg I get an error message saying

Code:
Error: unknown Token for package
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.../b43-firmware/

Last edited by spookz; 11-14-2011 at 12:02 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I well double check everything before I go any further

Onebuck, this is the firmware I mad an attempt to install

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.../b43-firmware/
That is the right one.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 12:09 PM   #12
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Hi,

Quote:
b43-firmware (4.174.64.19)

Broadcom's wireless chip(s) firmware.

See project homepage http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
for technical details and copyright information.

This requires b43-fwcutter.

Note: the source tarball is mislabeled as "4.178.10.4"
Please notice the underlined in the above quote.

Look at http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...b43-fwcutter/;
Quote:
13.37 > Network > b43-fwcutter (013)

b43-fwcutter is a tool to extract Broadcom's wireless chip(s) firmware.

Maintained by: Roberto Neri
Approved by: rworkman
Keywords: broadcom,b43,bcm3xx,bcm,firmware,cutter,fwcutter
I believe you are not following the instruction(s) for installing the firmware.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 01:43 PM   #13
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ok, I went back over everything that I did and I had to re-download everything and then cd /temp and then installpkg the file from there.

Thinks go out to every one that has help me in this.

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