Re: debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 16:02:10 +0200, Franklin PIAT wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 09:11:31 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:07 -0300, Ricardo Ichizo wrote:
> >> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 08:45:46AM -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > The somewhat stale lenny netinst disc I had lying around did not
> >> > > > > detect any of the laptop's network hardware
> >> lspci shows this:
> >> 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller
> >> (rev 01)
> > That does not seem to be a wireless LAN controller; it looks like the
> > [14e4:4315] USB controller to me.
> > What output do you get from
> > lspci -nn | grep -Ei 'net|ether|wire|lan'
> The list of supported PCI devices can be found at . The current page
> lists 2.6.26, but you can have the list for older older kernel in the wiki
> page history (Click on the "Info" link).
> ...Device "14e4:4315" doesn't seems supported.
>  http://wiki.debian.org/DeviceDatabase/PCI
That is a very useful list, thanks!
Looking at the source of the b43 driver, it seems that the supported
devices are not identified by the PCI vendor and device ID; the driver
tests the SSB properties vendor, coreid and revision instead (and e.g.
SSB_VENDOR_BROADCOM is different from PCI_VENDOR_ID_BROADCOM). Is there
an automatic way to incorporate such devices into the wiki PCI database,
or would one have to manually track down all corresponding vendor:device
By the way: Right after I sent my earlier message I realized that I had
not run update-pciids for a while. With an up-to-date PCI ID list, the
description of [14e4:4315] has changed from "BCM4310 USB Controller" to
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer