Posts Tagged ‘OpenSuse’

New Releases: OpenSuse 11.2, Ubuntu 9.10 , Fedora 12

November 13, 2009 2 comments

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  • Ubuntu 9.10 “karmik Koala” released in the last week of October. New feature is Ubuntu One Online Storage.


How to install Broadcom BCM94311MCG WiFi Card on OpenSuse 10.3 using NDISWrapper

May 18, 2008 1 comment

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Here is a howto to install Broadcom  wireless card drivers on opensuse 10.3  using ndiswrpper and windows drivers. I installed  Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI adapter on  Compaq Presario 3611AU. The process of Installing windows drivers on linux using ndiswrapper is more or less same for most of  the adapters.

  • Windows Drivers : You need to download download windows drivers to get started with. Windows XP drivers are generally safe to be used with ndiswrapper. I downloaded xp drivers for broadcom adapter from hp/compaq site.
  • Extract the windows driver exe using cabextract. cabextract  sp36684.exe
  • Install ndiswrapper package using yast. This should be straight forward.
  • Unload the bcm43xx module.  rmmod bcm43xx
  • Load ndiswrapper using modprobe. modprobe  ndiswrapper
  • Load windows drivers extracted in step two. Load the .inf file using ndiswrapper.  ndiswrapper -i *.inf
  • Blacklist bcm43xx module, not to be loaded at boot.  echo “blacklist bcm43xx” >> /etc/modules.d/blacklist
  • Configure ndiswrapper to be loaded at the boot time.