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I just installed Fedora 11 on my laptop and can't get the wireless to work. Fedora found it and shows everything as it should be, except I can't activate it... ...
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    Wireless on Dell Inspiron 1525 Fedora


    I just installed Fedora 11 on my laptop and can't get the wireless to work. Fedora found it and shows everything as it should be, except I can't activate it...

    This is the output of the nice little bash script, and I really don't know what to do with it... If anyone could help me I'd be really happy, 'cause then I can stop using Vista

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 13)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
    	Kernel driver in use: sky2
    	Kernel modules: sky2
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 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 003 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 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ca:180a Ricoh Co., Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Stroage Device
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    vfat                   11728  0 
    fat                    53112  1 vfat
    fuse                   64448  2 
    nfsd                  298192  9 
    lockd                  78708  1 nfsd
    nfs_acl                 3328  1 nfsd
    auth_rpcgss            44992  1 nfsd
    exportfs                4672  1 nfsd
    bridge                 61280  0 
    stp                     2836  1 bridge
    llc                     6816  2 bridge,stp
    bnep                   20320  2 
    sco                    21220  2 
    l2cap                  40992  3 bnep
    bluetooth              99028  5 bnep,sco,l2cap
    sunrpc                207352  11 nfsd,lockd,nfs_acl,auth_rpcgss
    ip6t_REJECT             5968  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      23384  2 
    ip6table_filter         4208  1 
    ip6_tables             20576  1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6                  322280  28 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand        8744  2 
    acpi_cpufreq           11024  0 
    freq_table              5120  2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    dm_multipath           18152  0 
    uinput                  9856  0 
    b43                   141000  0 
    mac80211              234760  1 b43
    cfg80211               67912  2 b43,mac80211
    input_polldev           4432  1 b43
    snd_hda_codec_idt      68256  1 
    snd_hda_intel          30488  2 
    snd_hda_codec          78608  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    dell_laptop             4792  0 
    rfkill                 12372  2 b43,dell_laptop
    snd_hwdep               9736  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                88440  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_timer              24224  1 snd_pcm
    uvcvideo               61644  0 
    dcdbas                 11536  1 dell_laptop
    snd                    73016  10 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    videodev               36960  1 uvcvideo
    soundcore               7584  1 snd
    v4l1_compat            14580  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    i2c_i801               13296  0 
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    10864  1 videodev
    usb_storage            62240  0 
    pcspkr                  3152  0 
    wmi                     7744  0 
    joydev                 12608  0 
    iTCO_wdt               13536  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support     3780  1 iTCO_wdt
    sky2                   51956  0 
    snd_page_alloc         10064  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    serio_raw               7124  0 
    ssb                    49280  1 b43
    i915                  191304  2 
    drm                   228580  2 i915
    i2c_algo_bit            6612  1 i915
    video                  24844  1 i915
    output                  3552  1 video
    i2c_core               33504  4 i2c_i801,i915,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-17-0a
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting intel-ucode/06-17-0a
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.30.5-43.fc11.x86_64

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    You'll need the broadcom wl driver.
    Broadcom Linux STA Driver — Fedora Unity Project

    You'll also need to blacklist the b43 driver, which will conflict.

    Code:
    su -
    echo "blacklist b43" > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistb43.conf

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    Thank you! I got it working now, had some problems after, but then I figured out that it couldn't decide for itself which network to use, so I had to help it... Thank you

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