Can’t change, can’t ask for help Well This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. And lucky me, since I’m working weekends, I’m the one who has to do it ;-. Aside from the minor annoyance of having to install the B43 Wireless driver, installation and operation have been a snap! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public.

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The latest versions of the drivers are usually packaged up in new vanilla kernel releases, but you can get more information at:. Having a problem logging in?

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It’s straight forward to use, just read the help. Simple two step instuctions can be found here opens in a new window.

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Just giving the laptop model does not help, because often the same model is delivered with different components in wirelsss countries or different product variants or depending on the build week.

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For the brief version: Don’t use the bcm43xx driver unless you absolutely have to because it’s legacy now. It will not have a device name against it. I’ve even tried ndiswrapper, but haven’t been able to get it to work.

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I think ndiswrapper is required for Broadcom radios. Just starting out and have a question?

All times are GMT After this reboot the machine and see if card got detected. Old question, but I had to solve the problem myself for a friend’s machine this week, so here it goes It has amazing supports for wireless cards and 7615b performance of default drivers is at par with ndiswrapper based drivers. I’ve never had to use the ndsiwrapper so that would be another learning curve to deal with. See the guides on this site for installation details on ndiswrapper.

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The etch ndiswrapper and fglrx modules however do not work. Next problem was the kill switch. How do you rate this laptop with Linux?

If OS is not an issue.

How to get Linux Debian working with HP Compaq 6715b

If i boot the laptop with wireless off, it will not work. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: And lucky me, since I’m working weekends, I’m the one who has to do it.

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It causes too many problems with wired connections but for wireless NetworkManager is awesome. Aside from the minor annoyance of having to install the B43 Wireless driver, installation and operation have been a snap!

Also it’s clearly written where get the correct firmware.