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[opensuse] opensuse 11 versus SLE 11 WRT broadcom wireless

while this is technically a question regarding SLES 11, i want to
clarify how the solution differs from what i've found for opensuse 11.

i want to get wireless working on my laptop running SLES 11, which
has a broadcom BCM4318 chip (and NetworkManager installed). i've
googled extensively and what i've noticed is that opensuse seems to
have a simple solution -- running the command
"/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware", which appears to come as part of
the "bcm43xx-fwcutter" package.

i was hoping it would be that simple for SLES 11, but all my
searching hasn't turned up anything similar. am i just missing the
obvious? is there nothing equivalently straightforward for SLES 11?

rday

p.s. there's a long, detailed explanation of installing the b43
driver in various distros here:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

so i guess i could always do it slowly and painfully, but i'm hoping
for something simpler. thanks.

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