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Re: [opensuse] Wireless Card
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:18:07 -0900
  • Message-id: <200702160018.08454.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 15 February 2007, Kenneth Schneider wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 13:23 +0100, Danesh Daroui wrote:
> > Kenneth Schneider wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 11:59 +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> > >> Danesh Daroui <Danesh.D@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Broadcom support is not quite fully working yet :-(
> > >>
> > >> Andreas
> > >
> > > It may not be fully working but the bcm43xx does, it is also in the
> > > Linksys WPC54G which works quite well in my laptop. The OP needs to
> > > extract the drivers from the windows .sys file and add them
> > > to /lib/firmware.
> >
> > I have .sys driver files for Windows. How can I use thin in OpenSuse
> > without ndiswrapper?
>
> Use bcm43xx-fwcutter to extract the drivers files and put them
> in /lib/firmware. The kernel module should use them when you boot.


Are you absolutely certain about this Ken?

John Pierce has posted:
" The problem I found after quite some snooping is that
it is on the pci express bus and not the standard bus. The developers
are continuing to work on it but they haven't got there yet."

If the OPs machine also has the chipset on the express bus it could
be the same problem.

I've been down the fwcutter route and it refused to work. Ndiswrapper
worked right away.

Personally, I see little philosophical difference in hacking out firmware from
a windows driver to plug into an open source driver AS OPPOSED TO using
ndiswrapper.

The latter almost always works, and the former is usually a crap shoot.


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John Andersen
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