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Inclusion of kernel support for bcm43xx

Posted by sto6ma9ch 
Inclusion of kernel support for bcm43xx
August 28, 2007 07:26PM
I just installed Elive Gem and noticed that support for Broadcom wireless devices was not enabled in the kernel (bcm43xx). I was able to get the device functioning by following these instructions, which included the kernel compile: [forums.debian.net]

Will this be enabled in future versions of Elive?
Re: Inclusion of kernel support for bcm43xx
October 15, 2007 11:41AM
Tottaly agree. Broadcom is not a very friendly ally with the Open community but i found a .deb in ubuntu forums to work this out. The packages works but this is not ubuntu so i used ndiswrapper to install the windows drivers but what about having it default?
Re: Inclusion of kernel support for bcm43xx
December 27, 2007 03:57PM
In the latest beta, the bcm43xx driver module is loaded. You still have to do some work, at least I did. You have to install the bcm43xx-fwcutter deb and then download the appropriate firmware from linuxwireless.org. Follow the docs at linuxwireless.org and you'll be set.

I know that the deb says it's downloading the firmware, but it didn't seem to work for me.
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