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Author Topic: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)  (Read 7655 times)

M0E-lnx

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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2009, 10:46:38 am »

No output doesn't sound right...
It shoud have said something...

And I'm not sure about that progressbar... I dont think it moves...

To test if it is detected, try issuing the iwconfig command instead.

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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2009, 10:56:05 am »

ok, I did an lsmod and found wl is loaded:

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wl                   1275680  0
I tried the modprobe -v again and it did not show anything.  iwconfig said no wireless extensions, and i tried issueing a ifconfig eth1 up, but it said no device found.
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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2009, 11:16:07 am »

Hmm...

module sure is loaded...
Dang... Unfortunately, I dont know what else to try... I dont have any hardware like that.
Maybe someone else with a mac (hint: Uelsk8s)

jimk

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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2009, 11:25:26 am »

Ok, Thanks for all your effort!  Just one question-is there any way to force a piece of hardware to use a module?  We can see the card fine in lspci and the module in lsmod-seems like it is just getting the system to use wl on the card.
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2009, 11:31:28 am »

You can't "force" it to use one module.
Think of it like this
Several modules might provide support (or at least claim they do) for this chip.
For instance, on broadcom wireless, some chips work with wl, bcm43xx bcm, etc
In order to "Force" one of these on your chip, you'll have to unload all others that claim to support it...

I guess My next move would be to boot into PCLOS or one of the other distros that have this working out of the box and see which module they use for it

save their lsmod and post it here. at lease one of them

uelsk8s

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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2009, 03:58:38 pm »

I have a
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0f:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)it works with the b43 driver.
I am not sure what driver works for your rev 03 card.
try first removing the wl driver "removepkg broadcom-wl"
then run "depmod -aq"
then reboot
check for wireless listed with "iwconfig"
if it is not working post back the results from "dmesg|grep b43"
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Re: Vector 6 on Macbook(wireless)
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2009, 06:14:12 am »

Hi,
Here are the results:

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root:# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

vector:/~
root:# dmesg | grep b43
b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
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