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Re: [opensuse] HP pavilion dv6111 wireless wooes
  • From: Niels Øtergaard Kjær <linux@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:12:33 +0100
  • Message-id: <45A8F6E1.8090503@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Reinhard Gimbel wrote:
> Niels Øtergaard Kjær wrote / schrieb:
>
>> Reinhard Gimbel wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Verner, hello community !
>>> Verner Kjærsgaard wrote / schrieb:
>>>> - perhaps slightly OT...
>>>>
>>>> - I just fired up a new HP Pavilion dv6111 with an AMD mobile Sempron CPU.
>>>> - resized the XP partition and installed OpenSuSE10.2, no sweat. Display is
>>>> fine (nVidia), fonts are ok.
>>> In the very beginning we had SuSE, since Novell is aboard it is called
>>> SUSE and nowadays the guys would like to see openSUSE.
>>> SCNR
>>> The standard -- open source -- driver for nvidia graphics chips "nv"
>>> does not support 3D graphics by default. If you prefer 3D graphics --
>>> not a must -- you might need to install the closed source driver "nvidia".
>>> More details can be found here:
>>> <http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA>
>>>> - wireless, sigh.
>>>>
>>>> - does anyone know what wifi-hardware is inside the box?
>>>> - drivers?
>>>> - links?
>>> The simple command "hwinfo --wlan" should give you (and us) some useful
>>> information.
>>> The lines containing "vendor:", "device:" and "driver:" are most useful.
>>> Another command to call could be "lspci -nn".
>> Hi Reinhard , I think you cut my lines off :
>
> No. I replied directly to Verner's OP. So I didn't cut off your lines ...
>
>> Hi Verner what do you mean by hardware inside the box ? in the
>> Pavillion ?
>
> Well, I assume that he doesn't know which hardware is in his box ...
>
>> looks as if Verner wants information on the wifi part ?
>
> Are you refering to my side-note regarding nvidia ? You are not very
> precise here ! If your comment refers to my additions to the nvidia
> controller you should place your comment in the right place ...
>
> And: What do you think you the command "hwinfo --wlan" delivers ?
>
>> or maybe I'm
>> wrong
>
> I don't think so ...

ah ups see that the re: is missing.

With Verner wondered if he wants information on his wifi-card.
Like Verner have a HP Pavilion and haven't figured out how to make my
wifi work yet, maybe Verner has the same aspect to solve.

ran the su and your command hwinfo --wlan and interesting things shows
up :)

> linux-nklap:/home/niels # hwinfo --wlan
> 06: PCI 09.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
> [Created at pci.286]
> UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4320
> Unique ID: JNkJ.H7HiZj5D5IC
> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0
> SysFS BusID: 0000:00:09.0
> Hardware Class: network
> Model: "Compaq BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
> Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
> Device: pci 0x4320 "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
> SubVendor: pci 0x0e11 "Compaq Computer Corporation"
> SubDevice: pci 0x00e7
> Revision: 0x02
> Driver: "bcm43xx"
> Driver Modules: "bcm43xx"
> Device File: eth1
> Features: WLAN
> Memory Range: 0xd0002000-0xd0003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
> IRQ: 10 (no events)
> HW Address: 00:90:4b:45:33:61
> Link detected: no
> WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
> WLAN frequencies: 2.412e-05 2.417e-05 2.422e-05 2.427e-05 2.432e-05 2.437e-05 2.442e-05 2.447e-05 2.452e-05 2.457e-05 2.462e-05 2.467e-05 2.472e-05 2.484e-05
> WLAN bitrates: 1.2e-05 1.8e-05 2.4e-05 3.6e-05 4.8e-05 7.2e-05 9.6e-05 0.000108 2e-06 4e-06 1.1e-05 2.2e-05
> WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
> WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap wpa-leap
> Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004320sv00000E11sd000000E7bc02sc80i00"
> Driver Info #0:
> Driver Status: bcm43xx is active
> Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcm43xx"
> Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

so will be interesting if Verner's install came as long as this. :)



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