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Month: August 2010

Re: [trinity-users] Kate Draven: Boardcom Drivers

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:30:04 -0500
> Hi
> I just got an Acer notebook 5334-2598, it has a boardcom
I think you mean Broadcom, correct?  Is this under Ubuntu or another
distribution?  Ubuntu has an automatic tool (jockey-gtk) to install any
proprietary drivers for devices present on your system.
> wireless device,
> in
> mandriva the module is "wl", I was unable to find any native driver.  I
> tried
> the usual routes of firmware cutter etc, and while the wl module loaded
> with
> modprobe, and the device was seen as eth1, it still didn't connect.
> Is there a how to, so I can compare notes?
It's a bit dated, but there is a howto for Ubuntu here:
> Thanks in advance to all...
> Kate