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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Inspiron 1150 with WLAN 1350 Mini-PCI (BCM4306) working. Knoppix 3.7

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  • Herman
    ... Cool. I basically use Knoppix as a test and debug CD, not as a permanent hard disk installation. Getting the WiFi adaptor to work was more of a mental
    Message 1 of 9 , Jul 3, 2005
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      Michelle L. Gill wrote:
      > The following may not apply to running linux from a boot disk, but I
      > am able to get my BCM4306 card to work on a Suse 9.3 install (not
      > boot from CD) without running any external scripts. If you end up
      > installing Knoppix, I bet my procedure would work well for you. I
      > have posted about it before:
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/message/26859
      >
      > You need to set a flag in the /etc/sysconfig/kernel config file so
      > that ndiswrapper is loaded on boot. Knoppix may have the files in a
      > slightly different place, but the settings should be easy to fix
      > once you find the file.
      >
      > Finally, and this was tricky to find, you need to add the following
      > line to your /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0 (of whatever Knoppix
      > calls it) file:
      > DHCLIENT_PRIMARY_DEVICE='yes'
      > There is a problem with DHCP when it tries to resolve multiple
      > network interfaces (like on a laptop when you have wireless and
      > ethernet cards). You can also set your network ID and password in
      > this file. I keep copies of the file for each wireless network I
      > use. All of this is described in more detail--just follow the link
      > above.
      >

      Cool. I basically use Knoppix as a test and debug CD, not as a
      permanent hard disk installation. Getting the WiFi adaptor to work was
      more of a mental exercise than a practical thing, to see how much effort
      it would take to get a WiFi thing to work on a machine.

      Cheers,

      Herman
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