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Re: [opensuse] First attempt at installing wireless
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:52:44 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370901291452g5d1d12eam8e21b08a5b96368e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Okay I've reinstalled from scratch with a default install.

And installed all the security and recommended online patches.

Nothing more. Nothing less. At this point I have a very vanilla install.

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Nkoli <coomac@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
When you ran install_bcm43xx_firmware, did it display any errors - ie,
did the installation complete?

No, no errors at all.

If the install completed, you should be
able to run 'modprobe b43' to load the driver. The driver should load
automatically at startup, but if you modprobe it, run 'dmesg' right
afterwards to see any errors that may be preventing it from loading.

modprobe b43 seems to work fine. Prior to running it, lsmod " grep
b43 showed nothing even after a clean reboot.

Afterwords it had several entries.

==
linux-xevi:/home/gaf # lsmod | grep b43
b43 135688 0
ssb 45132 1 b43
rfkill 11044 1 b43
pcmcia 38640 2 b43,ssb
mac80211 242320 1 b43
led_class 5008 1 b43
input_polldev 4664 1 b43
pcmcia_core 39140 3 b43,ssb,pcmcia
==

I then did a rcnetwork restart

Shutting down the NetworkManager done
Shutting down network interfaces:
eth0 device: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast
EthernetController (rev 12)
done
Shutting down service network . . . . . . . . . done
Starting the NetworkManager done

Looks right to me. But I still don't see the equivalent of a NIC!!

linux-xevi:/home/gaf # ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1D:09:48:3B:80
inet6 addr: fe80::21d:9ff:fe48:3b80/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3481 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2639 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4091036 (3.9 Mb) TX bytes:390909 (381.7 Kb)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3536 (3.4 Kb) TX bytes:3536 (3.4 Kb)

linux-xevi:/home/gaf # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


Nkoli
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