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    Help install Broadcom 4311 Wifi


    so i downloaded the broadcom-w1.tar.gz and PKGBUILD from here
    AUR (en) - broadcom-wl

    # tar -zxvf broadcom-w1.tar.gz

    where do i go from here?

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    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 0c)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    	Kernel modules: piix, ata_piix
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller [8086:2828] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    	Kernel modules: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] [10de:0407] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    	Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: b44
    	Kernel modules: b44
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: r592
    	Kernel modules: r592
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0229]
    	Kernel driver in use: r852
    	Kernel modules: r852
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ipv6                  249894  10 
    ext2                   55595  1 
    arc4                    1086  2 
    b43                   297353  0 
    snd_hda_codec_idt      47371  1 
    mac80211              191276  1 b43
    cfg80211              138492  2 b43,mac80211
    joydev                  7439  0 
    nouveau               639882  2 
    b44                    22985  0 
    ttm                    45269  1 nouveau
    snd_hda_intel          19101  0 
    drm_kms_helper         21997  1 nouveau
    snd_hda_codec          66954  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    drm                   147750  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    ssb                    42291  2 b43,b44
    snd_hwdep               4942  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                60079  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    r852                    9000  0 
    pcmcia                 31438  2 b43,ssb
    sm_common               6414  1 r852
    i2c_algo_bit            4423  1 nouveau
    dell_wmi                1217  0 
    firewire_ohci          25944  0 
    processor              21876  2 
    sparse_keymap           2628  1 dell_wmi
    snd_timer              15374  1 snd_pcm
    nand                   42170  2 r852,sm_common
    ac                      1796  0 
    battery                 4889  0 
    snd                    43561  6 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    intel_agp               8720  0 
    intel_gtt              11417  1 intel_agp
    nand_ids                3597  1 nand
    nand_ecc                3224  1 nand
    soundcore               4986  1 snd
    psmouse                56431  0 
    evdev                   7278  7 
    serio_raw               3390  0 
    pcspkr                  1375  0 
    agpgart                22096  4 ttm,drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
    mxm_wmi                 1101  1 nouveau
    mtd                    25751  2 sm_common,nand
    button                  3646  1 nouveau
    sdhci_pci               6942  0 
    sdhci                  19250  1 sdhci_pci
    pcmcia_core            10082  1 pcmcia
    thermal                 6595  0 
    firewire_core          43387  1 firewire_ohci
    i2c_i801                7063  0 
    mmc_core               65410  3 b43,ssb,sdhci
    dell_laptop             6983  0 
    wmi                     7199  2 dell_wmi,mxm_wmi
    i2c_core               16625  5 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801
    video                   9780  1 nouveau
    r592                   10355  0 
    sg                     20982  0 
    memstick                5486  1 r592
    mii                     3375  1 b44
    rfkill                 12406  2 cfg80211,dell_laptop
    snd_page_alloc          5837  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    dcdbas                  4244  1 dell_laptop
    iTCO_wdt               10293  0 
    crc_itu_t               1069  1 firewire_core
    iTCO_vendor_support     1545  1 iTCO_wdt
    ext4                  337790  2 
    mbcache                 4249  2 ext2,ext4
    jbd2                   59488  1 ext4
    crc16                   1069  1 ext4
    sr_mod                 13244  0 
    cdrom                  31277  1 sr_mod
    sd_mod                 26147  5 
    pata_acpi               2388  0 
    uhci_hcd               19609  0 
    ata_piix               18561  4 
    libata                154449  2 pata_acpi,ata_piix
    ehci_hcd               34935  0 
    scsi_mod              111801  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
    usbcore               119612  3 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    3.0-ARCH
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=0 dBm   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:on

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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldfarkas View Post
    so i downloaded the broadcom-w1.tar.gz and PKGBUILD from here
    AUR (en) - broadcom-wl

    # tar -zxvf broadcom-w1.tar.gz

    where do i go from here?
    To create your own package from an AUR tarball, you'll need to install the base-devel and sudo packages if you haven't done so already:

    Code:
    pacman -S base-devel sudo
    Then, as root user, edit your /etc/sudoers file and add the following line:

    Code:
    username  ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/pacman
    ...replacing 'username' with your exact username

    Then, as regular user on the command line, change to the folder holding your decompressed tarball:

    Code:
    cd /path/to/file
    ... and then enter the following command:

    Code:
    makepkg -sc
    ...or makepkg -sci if you want to install the newly created package immediately after the build.

    If you used the first command and want to install the newly created package later (the file ending with the pkg.tar.xz extension), you can use the following command to install it:

    Code:
    pacman -U filename.pkg.tar.xz
    For more information on building your own Arch packages, search the Arch wiki for the following articles:

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    oz

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    In addition to what Ozar posted....you already have a driver/module loaded and working for the wireless card. I would not build anything yet until you tinker with what you already have. Try these commands and post any output you get. Use sudo or su - as needed.
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    ifconfig wlan0 up
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    iwlist wlan0 scan
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    Thanks guys i got it working. I consider this thread SOLVED

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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldfarkas View Post
    Thanks guys i got it working. I consider this thread SOLVED
    Can you explain what you did and how you did it? It may be invaluable to the next person with this hardware.
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    actually I gave up it was giving me some errors when i was building so i got frustrated and decided to put it off for tomorrow just wanted to thank your efforts

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    Oh, well okay. We'll leave this here for when you are ready to revisit it then. Enjoy.
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    Could you post the errors?
    When did they occur?
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