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I have installed Arch Linux on an Inspiron 1525 but am very confused as what to do to get the wireless going. I've heard of the AUR file but I ...
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    Broadcom BCM4312 Driver Confusion?


    I have installed Arch Linux on an Inspiron 1525 but am very confused as what to do to get the wireless going. I've heard of the AUR file but I don't know what building a package is. Thanks.

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    Have you read the Arch Broadcom Wireless wiki?

    To install from the AUR, download the PKGBUILD file, and run makepkg. For example, to get the firmware for the b43 broadcom driver, you could open a terminal and do
    Code:
    wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/b4/b43-firmware/PKGBUILD
    makepkg -si
    This assumes you have a wired internet connection already. The flags -s tells it to download dependencies (you need b43-fwcutter) and the -i tells it to install after the package builds.

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    Oz must have missed this one...there is a good wireless link here somewhere to get you started...in the mean time, run some commands to show us what you've got hardware wise, and what the current state of things is:

    hardware detected:
    Code:
    lspci
    current ip config:
    Code:
    ip a
    network devices w/wireless capability:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    network adapters that have kernel drivers already installed:
    Code:
    ls -1 /sys/class/net
    Edit: duh, Broadcom BCM4312...staring right there looking at me - follow reed9's advice, if you can
    Last edited by atreyu; 11-23-2011 at 06:42 PM. Reason: duh

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    Looks good now thanks

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