Feature changed by: Mariusz Fik (Fisiu)
Feature #306619, revision 15
Title: open firmware for some broadcom wifi cards
+ openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
+ Requester: Important
Requested by: Mariusz Fik (fisiu)
It could be fine to ship openSUSE 11.2 with open firmware for broadcom
wifi cards. Then, some cards will work out-of-box. For this chips
currently unsupported we still have "install_bcm43xx_firmware". Known
supported boards until now: 4306, 4311(rev1), 4318 and 4320
#1: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-07-10 12:13:31)
Jiri, can we add this?
#6: Axel Braun (docb) (2009-07-13 23:02:51)
Open firmware is as well available for some prism chipsets, see prism54.
#9: Drew Kwashnak (dragonbite) (2010-01-08 17:28:30)
Fedora 12 includes OpenFWWF and my broadcom BCM 4309 was detected out
of the box. Also, it has had a better connection than the regular
method (fwcutter) and comparable or superios to Windows all on the same
box. I have not had a dropped connection yet, while the fwcutter does
every so often.
This would greatly enhance the "out-of-the-box" experience as well as
promote the open source options over the current proprietary method.
Also agree, the existing method can be in place for those that are not
#10: Mariusz Fik (fisiu) (2010-03-23 14:30:11)
Any chance to include it into openSUSE 11.3?