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hey folks, i am new to linux platform so i'd appreciate it if someone helps me with installation of wireless driver on my dell inspiron1525 which has a broadcom hardware......
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    how to install my broadcom wireless driver in fedora12


    hey folks,
    i am new to linux platform so i'd appreciate it if someone helps me with installation of wireless driver on my dell inspiron1525 which has a broadcom hardware...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boleomatic View Post
    hey folks,
    i am new to linux platform so i'd appreciate it if someone helps me with installation of wireless driver on my dell inspiron1525 which has a broadcom hardware...
    Hello and Welcome!

    I suggest you post the outputs required in the sticky of this wireless forums so that the gurus can get a clearer picture.

    You just have to copy and paste your outputs here, highlight it and the click " # ".

    Enjoy linux!
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    ash: /lspci: No such file or directory
    [root@arjun ARJUN]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    02:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
    02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
    0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
    [root@arjun ARJUN]#

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    Hello,

    May I suggest you higlight your output and then click # so you can wrap it in code.

    Please post the other results of the other commands also.

    An example of my PC output for whatever it's worth.

    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    vboxnetadp             11712  0
    vboxnetflt             19816  0
    vboxdrv               166024  3 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    autofs4                29253  3
    hidp                   23105  2
    rfcomm                 42457  0
    l2cap                  29505  10 hidp,rfcomm
    bluetooth              53925  5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
    lockd                  63081  0
    sunrpc                145405  2 lockd
    ip_conntrack_netbios_ns     6977  0
    ipt_REJECT              9665  1
    xt_state                6209  3
    ip_conntrack           53281  2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
    nfnetlink              10713  1 ip_conntrack
    iptable_filter          7105  1
    ip_tables              17029  1 iptable_filter
    ip6t_REJECT             9409  1
    xt_tcpudp               7105  12
    ip6table_filter         6849  1
    ip6_tables             18053  1 ip6table_filter
    x_tables               17349  6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
    dm_mirror              24393  0
    dm_multipath           24909  0
    scsi_dh                11713  1 dm_multipath
    video                  21193  0
    backlight              10049  1 video
    sbs                    18533  0
    i2c_ec                  9025  1 sbs
    i2c_core               23745  1 i2c_ec
    button                 10705  0
    battery                13637  0
    asus_acpi              19289  0
    ac                      9157  0
    ipv6                  267617  17 ip6t_REJECT
    xfrm_nalgo             13381  1 ipv6
    crypto_api             12609  1 xfrm_nalgo
    lp                     15849  0
    floppy                 57125  0
    sg                     36573  0
    k8_edac                18693  0
    edac_mc                26257  1 k8_edac
    k8temp                  9537  0
    hwmon                   7365  1 k8temp
    pcspkr                  7105  0
    forcedeth              55121  0
    ide_cd                 40161  1
    parport_pc             29157  1
    cdrom                  36577  1 ide_cd
    serio_raw              10693  0
    parport                37513  2 lp,parport_pc
    dm_raid45              67145  0
    dm_message              6977  1 dm_raid45
    dm_region_hash         15681  1 dm_raid45
    dm_log                 14657  3 dm_mirror,dm_raid45,dm_region_hash
    dm_mod                 63225  4 dm_mirror,dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_log
    dm_mem_cache            9537  1 dm_raid45
    sata_nv                28361  2
    libata                157317  1 sata_nv
    sd_mod                 25281  3
    scsi_mod              141717  4 scsi_dh,sg,libata,sd_mod
    ext3                  125001  1
    jbd                    57321  1 ext3
    uhci_hcd               25421  0
    ohci_hcd               24553  0
    ehci_hcd               33869  0
    [root@localhost ~]#
    It will give us a clearer picture Thanks!
    nujinini
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    this is wat i get as a result of lsmod command

    [root@arjun ARJUN]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    fuse 62048 2
    ip6t_REJECT 5856 2
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 21880 2
    ip6table_filter 4016 1
    ip6_tables 19664 1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6 298864 20 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    cpufreq_ondemand 7824 2
    acpi_cpufreq 10528 0
    freq_table 4864 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    dm_multipath 17304 0
    uinput 9248 0
    snd_hda_codec_idt 66800 1
    b43 127432 0
    snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 14912 1
    snd_hda_intel 30344 2
    snd_hda_codec 72832 3 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_ intel
    mac80211 181512 1 b43
    snd_hwdep 9224 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq 58080 0
    snd_seq_device 7620 1 snd_seq
    cfg80211 87800 2 b43,mac80211
    snd_pcm 83144 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_timer 22608 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    dell_laptop 5800 0
    firewire_ohci 23348 0
    sdhci_pci 9008 0
    rfkill 20488 2 cfg80211,dell_laptop
    sdhci 20676 1 sdhci_pci
    uvcvideo 58972 0
    firewire_core 47880 1 firewire_ohci
    snd 67592 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_ intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_devi ce,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    videodev 36160 1 uvcvideo
    cdc_ether 9712 0
    crc_itu_t 2080 1 firewire_core
    dcdbas 10800 1 dell_laptop
    sky2 49172 0
    mmc_core 58832 1 sdhci
    v4l1_compat 14052 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    soundcore 7328 1 snd
    usbnet 18664 1 cdc_ether
    i2c_i801 12800 0
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 10736 1 videodev
    ssb 43600 1 b43
    mii 5104 1 usbnet
    snd_page_alloc 9568 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    iTCO_wdt 13008 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 3588 1 iTCO_wdt
    wmi 7280 0
    serio_raw 6644 0
    joydev 11984 0
    i915 219952 3
    drm_kms_helper 25360 1 i915
    drm 171168 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 6020 1 i915
    i2c_core 28608 5 videodev,i2c_i801,i915,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    video 23476 1 i915
    output 3360 1 video
    [root@arjun ARJUN]#

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    Your system is trying to use the b43 driver, when the wl driver is what is needed. To install the wl driver, you first need to enable the RPMFusion repository.

    Configuration - RPM Fusion

    Then install these packages:
    Code:
    yum install broadcom-wl kmod-wl
    You may need to blacklist the b43 driver. After installing the wl driver, reboot. Then look for it in the output of lsmod. If it is still loading you will need to add it to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file.
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    can u please guide me with the commands as to how should one blacklist bl43 as i am a rookie...

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    Just open the blacklist.conf file in a text editor, such as gedit. You will need root privileges to do this, so do it as root.
    Code:
    su -c 'gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf'
    At the bottom of the file, add this line:
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    blacklist b43
    Reboot.
    Last edited by waterhead; 04-30-2010 at 05:49 PM.
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    I think waterhead meant to have the filename as something like modprobe.conf or blacklist.conf.

    Code:
    su -c 'gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf'

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    Thanks reed9, I corrected it.

    That's what happens when I try to help before I rush off to work.
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