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Bought a new laptop, installed Mandriva 2010.1 Free Gnome 64. Just cannot get the wireless card to work. Tried: Loading the broadcom-wl binary rpms - fail Tried ndiswrapper, but there ...
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    Dell Inspiron N5010 wireless card DW1501 not working


    Bought a new laptop, installed Mandriva 2010.1 Free Gnome 64. Just cannot get the wireless card to work. Tried:

    Loading the broadcom-wl binary rpms - fail

    Tried ndiswrapper, but there are only Win7 drivers for this card.

    Tried compiling drivers from Broadcom site, compile fails in a non-specific way.

    Tried installing the compat-wireless drivers - lost my bluetooth

    Now completely stuck - any ideas?

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    What do you mean by 'fail' regarding the RPMs? Did they not install? Did they install but not change anything?

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    Yes, they install fine, but the card is not recognised.

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