BCM4312 wireless card
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07-27-10, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alabama, Planet Earth
Re: BCM4312 wireless card
Install build essentials with: sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_basis devel_kernel
Download the package compat-wireless from
Unpack the package somewhere: tar xvzf compat-wireles.tar.gz
Enter in the new directory, and execute: make && make install
Wait for a while, and when it ends should say something like “do make unload” DON’T DO THAT.
As root exec: install_bcm43xx_firmware, this script should be in your system path, but only as root. This will download the firmware to /lib/firmware/b43.
Reboot. I found that its more safe to do a clean reboot than write make unload, because i got a kernel panic if i do that. So reboot and your wireless card should be working now with b43. Remember to remove the WL driver so you don’t have conflict between them.
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