Jun 282008
 


Broadcom does not reveal the details about its chipset and doesn’t allow the distribution of their copyrighted firmware. To get the firmware installed, you need to download the appropriate Broadcom driver (which is for a MIPS-based Linux), extract the firmware from that driver, and put it in the correct directory.

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Jun 282008
 


When you dual-boot your SUSE/openSUSE linux with Windows XP or Windows Vista and I’m sure Windows 2003 or Windows 2008, Wireless Adapter may not work. You may be to see Wireless adapter but not able to start and connect using the wireless adapter.

This could be caused by Power Management settings in Windows XP. To resolve the problem, you might want to disable the Power management on the adapter in Windows XP.

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Jun 282008
 


MadWifi is one of the most advanced WLAN drivers available for Linux. With openSUSE 11.0 users of systems with Atheros wireless card are not able to install and use Madwifi drivers to set the Atheros Wireless Card.

madwifi 0.9.4-1-i586 may install OK but you may face the following error when trying to install madwif-kmp-pae 0.9.4_2.6.25_26-1-i586

“nothing provides kernel(vmlinux)=1f623d7fcfa1b112 needed by madwifi-kmp-pae 0.9.4_2.6.25_26-i586.”

To resolve this problem, simply rebuild the RPMs from the original source RPM packages.

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