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« on: April 09, 2011, 03:39:04 pm »

Compaq Presario CQ56 220CA

Does anyone know if there is a Linux driver that works with the wireless card ?
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 04:39:50 pm »

post the result of lspci, lsmod...
what version of VL u currently using?
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 09:50:55 am »

Network:
Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n

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Other question:
AMD V160
Do we need a new kernel for it ?
What is the limit of kernel 2.6.24.4 ?  as in: which CPU does it work with ?

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I don't use Vector; I come to this forum, occasionally, because there are people here who are able to answer questions
(using Slax 6.0.4 as basis I made an istallation that is 768mb)
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 05:22:36 am »

Can you post your lspci and lsmod?

If you are using Slax did u ask this question on Slax forum?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 08:26:55 am »

Slax is on a Toshiba, fabricated in 2006, which worked fine until the lid broke; so we need to get another laptop working

Presario would not go online.  Broadcom made a linux driver available for download, but it has to be compiled (in some unusual to me way)
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 08:48:21 pm »

It would be helpful if u post the lspci and lsmod info thou

http://wiki.debian.org/wl
http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 07:56:37 am »

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bash-3.1# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 9712
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 4727 (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
bash-3.1#

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bash-3.1# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           6788  0
snd_seq_oss            32896  0
snd_seq_midi_event     10112  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                50416  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         10380  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            40480  0
snd_mixer_oss          18048  1 snd_pcm_oss
pcmcia                 36012  0
pcmcia_core            35092  1 pcmcia
ppdev                  11396  0
lp                     13444  0
parport_pc             27940  0
parport                34668  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
pcspkr                  6400  0
snd_hda_intel         365964  0
snd_pcm                70020  2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer              22792  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         11272  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep              10756  1 snd_hda_intel
snd                    50596  9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore               9952  1 snd
psmouse                40208  0
i2c_piix4              11792  0
serio_raw               9220  0
r8169                  31236  0
mii                     8448  1 r8169
uvcvideo               57352  0
compat_ioctl32          5120  1 uvcvideo
videodev               36736  1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat            17924  2 uvcvideo,videodev
fglrx                2454016  37
sg                     30260  0
agpgart                32200  1 fglrx
video                  20496  0
output                  6656  1 video
shpchp                 32916  0
evdev                  13216  8
fuse                   54428  5
aufs                  135816  1
squashfs               47876  7
sqlzma                  6788  1 squashfs
unlzma                  8320  1 sqlzma
bash-3.1#
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 12:22:56 pm »

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

Says the 4313 is not supported by the b43/b43legacy drivers. I have no experience with the new Broadcom driver, though.

My one Vector machine has a 4306 in it and it seems only to like kernels prior to about 2.6.29 or so.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 06:29:18 pm »

It seem your Slax cannot detect the boardcom wireless card...what version of kernal u are using?
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 10:14:50 am »

This instruction was helpful to me.  So much so, that after some trial and error, I am posting this reply on the Presario, wirelessly (Slax 6.1.2, kernel 2.6.27.27)
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Broadcom is a real nag. I was in a rush and careless when I was buying laptop. If I remembered to ask, would never-ever bought any device with Broadcom wireless. But things usually don't go smoothly in life. Especially if you DO NOT have wired ethernet nearby and wireless is all you get.

Following is tested on openSUSE 11.3, 11.4 RC, Mint 10 Julia, Ubuntu 10.x,Kubuntu 10.x and LMDE.

1. download the official driver for your device from official site. Names are usually "hybrid-portsrc_x86*****.tar.gz".

2. unpack it (with command "tar xzvf hybrid[PRESS TAB]"), and KEEP THIS DIRECTORY IN BACKUP

3. compile it (with command "make". Before you can do that, you need basic development package installed, and kernel headers/source)

4. now you need to be root and follow the commands:
cp wl.ko /lib/modules/'uname -r'/kernel/net/wireless
insmod wl.ko
depmod -a
modprobe wl

(if last command fails, try before it : modprobe lib80211)

that is it-- you can use wireless immediately

On openSUSE, module will be loaded on boot. In Mint/Ubuntu/Kubuntu/LMDE I needed to add it manually in /etc/modules file
http://www.beli.ws/blog/?p=360

It is not Slax or the kernel, it is the lack of that wl.ko
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