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baboo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Broadcom driver support Reply with quote

I am running SMS on my notebook and want to create a roaming server. However, I need wireless support.

Has anyone made broadcom 43xx work on slackware? I've done alot of searching but the only thing I found was this link http://www.cenolan.com/broadcom-wl/ that has driver and is suppose to work on any distro.

I tried make but it keeps giving me an error that it cannot find directory.

If anyone has done this, it sure would be appreciated by me if you could tell me how. I am using the 64bit driver as I have a AMD64 notebook.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bc43xx has native support in kernel, so it should find it as eth0 probably.
I myself use ndiswrapper for my bc43xx wlan driver.

Use the 32bit driver, as you don't have a 64bit OS to use the 64bit driver.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your reply. In my searches I found where someone posted they had it working on slackware using the above link.

However, when I try to do a make, I get the error 'no such file or directory'.

I've done searches on the error message but found no clear answer on how to solve. Unfortunately, I do not know how to scrip so debugging is challenging for me.

So, if anyone else out there has any ideas, it would be appreciated. Here is what I am typing when I get the error:

make -C /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-smp/build M='pwd'

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have /usr/src/linux-2.6.27.7 directory?
where /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-smp/build points to?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not realize that it pointed to that directory and no, I do not have that directory.

thanks for the help - really
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to install kernel-source from devel directory.

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