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- Mar 2009
- College Park, MD USA
problems with broadcom 4318 in lenny
I've been trying to make Debian 5.0 work well on my laptop. Unfortunately, the most important thing to achieve that, which is to enable my broadcom 4318 wireless pci card, has not taken place. I know I can use ndiswrapper, but I refuse to use it, because from my previous experience using linux (Ubuntu 8.04-8.10, OpenSuSe 11.1 and Fedora 10 briefly), I can simply download the firmware from the linux wireless website and extract it using b43-fwcutter, as follows:
su aptitude install b43-fwcutter tar xjf broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 cd broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2/driver b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o
dmesg | grep b43 b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10) Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
I don't know if I need something else to make this work...this is my first time with Debian.
So, do I need to install compat-wireless git trees on the 2.6.26 kernel or something? to make it work?
I also haven't tried compiling b43-fwcutter from source. Could this package be causing the trouble?
Any help is appreciated