bcm43xx driver installing trouble
First off, im using debian etch distribution
from my understanding, the linux kernel provides native driver support for the broadcom wireless chipset as of 2.6.17-rc2
I compiled kernel 188.8.131.52 and selected bcm43xx under the makemenuconfig utility. I booted up and saw the device listed under the networking options but could not get it to work.
I then tried to follow this tutorial
I think the tutorial may be dated because lines of code stated in the source files did not exist. Well anyway, I tried to follow it the best I could, when I rebooted, I no longer see eth1 (my wireless card) listed in the networking options.
I thought that I might be able to get my card to show up again by compiling a newer version of the kernel. So I downloaded 2.6.19-rc2, selected bcm43xx in the makemenuconfig utility, and recompiled the kernel and booted into it.
My wireless card still not show up in the networking options though like it had the first time. "lspci" does list that my card is inserted into the pci slot.
So I am kind of stuck at this moment on how to get the bcm43xx driver installed. I thought when I compiled 2.6.19-rc2, the device would show up automatically like it had when I compiled 184.108.40.206 but it did not. I think something that I did listed in the tutorial above is causing this but I am a linux noob and dont really know my stuff.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.