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  1. #1

    SuSE 11 & bcm43xx chip-set

    Just an FYI, for all openSUSE11. users who have the bcm43xx chip-set in their wireless device.

    1 ) make sure you are on a wired connection first
    2 ) open a console & type in this

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    &press enter

    3 ) this *should* install the necessary firmware for your device. re-boot to activate the device,then, go to YaST - network devices - network settings & set up your wireless device as normal

    Hope this helps someone
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    Good info, thanks!

    I am planning on installing SuSE 11 soon, and I have a Broadcom wireless, so this will help.

    In a related matter. I see on the Linux Wireless-firmware installation page, there are special instructions for Ubuntu and Debian users.
    sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/
    And just to clear up any confusion over the name. Newer kernels should be using the b43 driver, not the bcm43xx driver, regardless of the firmware installation script's name (install_bcm43xx_firmware).
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    Reading this page will help any one who is confused with the version info.

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    That's the exact same page and section that I linked to.

    You still get an "A" for effort.
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    BIG BIG BIG thank you!!

    I just wanted to thank you all (especially the o/p) for putting this up to help new guys like myself.
    I installed 11 and was pulling my hair out, until I found this post... 30 seconds and a reboot later, I'm back!!!

    Thanks again!

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