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Re: broadcom

* Freeman <hewho7@gmail.com> [2011-06-11 14:51:32 -0700]:

> You need broadcom-sta.
> Read here
> http://packages.debian.org/search?searchon=names&suite=all&section=all&keywords=broadcom-sta
> # apt-get install broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source module-assistant
> +make debhelper quilt bzip2
> I don't remember how much of the install dpkg does automatically. But I
> believe you will be using module-assistant.  So don't forget sta-source and
> do all the preliminary steps and downloads within module-assistant.
> Then select the broadcom-sta module, build and install.
> Broadcom-STA is an imperfect solution. It's performance has been knonw to
> vary.  It will blacklist a number of modules, disabling your LAN connection. 
> The blacklist will be under /etc/modprob.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf .
> To use the LAN, I had an alias that moved
> /etc/modprob.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf to /root then rebooted.  And
> visa-versa.
> I do have an alternate blacklist file that, in addition, blacklists broadcom
> but I don't think that was necessary to use the LAN.  (It has been awhile.)

The Debian WIKI page I linked in my last e-mail covered all of this, I 
had my wireless working in approximately 10 minutes time. I did nothing 
spectacularly special. Either I got really lucky or that wiki is better
then people give it credit for.

> A: Yes.
> >Q: Are you sure?
> >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
> http://xkcd.com/84/ | http://xkcd.com/149/
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