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<td>Supported for kernel <a href="http://126.96.36.199">188.8.131.52</a> and later</td></tr></tbody></table>this is from the official bcm43xx supported devices.<br>so the steps that you have to do to make it work is:<br>1. download a kernel >=
<a href="http://184.108.40.206">220.127.116.11</a> (the 2.6.23 is the latest and i recommend it since it's good on my laptop)<br>2. go to /usr/src/linux and do a make menuconfig<br>3. go to "Networking-> Wireless" and select as modules:
<br><M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211) │ │<br> │ │ [*] Enable LED triggers !
<br> │ │ [*] Export mac80211 internals in DebugFS │ │<br> │ │ [*] Enable debugging output!
<br> │ │ [*] Verbose debugging output │ │<br> │ │ &nbs!
p; [*] Debug frame dumping │ │
<br> │ │ [*] TKIP debugging │ │<br> │ │ &n!
bsp; [*] Extra statistics for TX/RX debugging │ │
<br> │ │ [*] Support for IBSS testing │ │<br> │ │ &nbs!
p; [*] Verbose powersave mode debugging
<br>then <br><M> Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack │ │<br> │ │ [*] Enable full debugging output  !
; │ │
<br> │ │ --- IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption (802.1x) │ │<br> │ │ <M> IEEE 802.11i
CCMP support │ │<br> │ │ <M> IEEE 802.11i TKIP encryption &nb!
sp; │ │
<br> │ │ <M> Software MAC add-on to the IEEE 802.11 networking stack │ │<br> │ │ [*] Enable full debugging output
<br>the second is fundamental and also the MAC add-on to the IEEE 802.11 is.<br>then go up two times and go to "Device drivers->Network device support->Wireless LAN" and select:<br> [ ] Wireless LAN (pre-802.11
) │ │<br> │ │ [*] Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11)<br>and <br><M> Broadcom BCM43xx wireless support &nbs!
p; │ │
<br> │ │ [*] Broadcom BCM43xx debugging (RECOMMENDED) │ │<br> │ │ BCM43xx data transfer m!
ode (DMA + PIO) --->
<br>then, exit, save the new kernel config, and do a make && make modules_install && make install && emerge ati-drivers (or nvidia-drivers) truecrypt (and whatever modules you've compiled from portage. they need to be reinstalled for the new kernel)
<br>this will rebuild kernel, rebuild the modules compiled with portage. then you have to download the firmware (wlapsta.o version 3 <a href="http://svit.epfl.ch/stuff/wl_apsta.o">http://svit.epfl.ch/stuff/wl_apsta.o</a> ) and then install the bcm43xx-fwcutter (the package is in portage).
<br>go to the directory where you've downloaded the wl_apsta.o and do a bcm43xx-fwcutter wl_apsta.o and then mv *.fw /lib/firmware && chmod +r+x /lib/firmware/*.fw<br>now all that is left to do is reboot and have the kernel load the bcm43xx module and make the wireless work.
<br>if you experience any problems let me know.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">2007/11/4, Peter Davoust <<a href="mailto:worldgnat@...">worldgnat@...</a>>:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Getting the presario 6000 to work is a pain. ACPI is horrible, I've<br>heard of issues with sound, and the wireless can be a pain. Right now<br>I'm using ndiswrapper with whatever drivers are on that Ubuntu Forum<br>
page. There's a huge forum post on Ubuntu about getting this laptop<br>working, you might want to check it out. I don't have time to look it<br>up right now, but if you find it and you've been using Linux for a
<br>while you can probably figure most of it out. Just remember that if<br>you you're ndiswrapper doesn't work at all, you need to do ndiswrapper<br>-m && ndiswrapper -ma and a couple of other things I think. The other
<br>thing is that if you don't know if the driver is correct, do<br>ndiswrapper -l and it should say "device present". One more thing, the<br>driver you're looking for is called "bcmwl5.inf" and "
bcmwl5.sys".<br>There is another driver for this card called bcmwl6.inf, and I've had<br>no luck with it. I'll try to give you the file if I get a chance.<br><br>Cheers,<br>-Peter<br><br>On 11/4/07, Beso <
<a href="mailto:givemesugarr@...">givemesugarr@...</a>> wrote:<br>> what bmc board do you have? try a lspci and tell us what board you have.<br>> some bcm boards do work fine with their native linux driver.
<br>><br>> 2007/11/4, Unknown < <a href="mailto:list-catcher@...">list-catcher@...</a>>:<br>> > I decided to join the laptop club and bought a Compaq Presario<br>> > V6420US.<br>
> ><br>> ><br>> <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147458">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147458</a><br>> ><br>> > Call me ancient but I´ve never had wireless ethernet before so it´s new
<br>> > to me. I can´t seem to get it working. Initially I tried using<br>> > ndiswrapper but <a href="http://compaq.com">compaq.com</a> gives me file not found for the XP drivers.<br>> ><br>> > Then I tried (as I did not know it existed before) using the Broadcom
<br>> > drivers in the linux kernel. This fails too with no access points<br>> > found. dmesg reveals bcm43xx: FATAL ERROR: BCM43xx_IRQ_XMIT_ERROR.<br>> ><br>> > The laptop has a wired ethernet port which works without any harassment
<br>> > at all. But it´s a laptop... I don´t want to be plugged into anything.<br>> ><br>> > Searching google reveals that some ubuntu user got it working so I know<br>> > it´s possible. I just don´t know what man page I need to read or what
<br>> > documentation I´m missing. If anyone has a clue I´d be appreciative.<br>> > --<br>> > <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> mailing list<br>> ><br>> ><br>
><br>><br>><br>> --<br>> dott. ing. beso<br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>dott. ing. beso