Now run the additonal drivers and install the correct driver info I inherited my wife’s Dell Inspiron that had such a card in it. For those who want a good challenge the on-board bcm43xx wireless card can be a real pain to get working. If i boot the laptop with wireless off, it will not work. Just a FYI for anyone who has installed the wifi drivers and the Wireless light will not come on on the laptop.

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Once that’s installed, everything should work OK.

Sign up using Email and Password. On a side note, my experience with OpenSuse Firewire Have anybody tried firewire on this laptop? Kernels newer than 3 contains bug which is causing frequency scaling and fan malfuntions, so stay away from them.

Fortunately with the wonders of ndiswrapper it can be coaxed into life.

For those who want a good challenge the on-board bcm43xx wireless card up be a real pain to get working. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

And lucky me, since I’m working weekends, I’m the one who has to do it. Visit the following links: I have this laptop running with Fedora 8 and had no trouble getting the wireless working with the b43 driver.

HP-Compaq 6715B

The etch installer recognises the Ethernet and the disk. It would be helpful if we could see the output in regard to the card in question of ” lspci -v “.


It appears as a USB storage device when inserted. HP Compaq b wireless firmware Hi guys Okay a friend i was chatting to on MSN helped me o ut a bit here is the solution that worked for me.

And lucky me, since I’m working weekends, I’m the one who has to do it ;- Most of the things work fine except – on the first two models, I can’t get wireless to work.

How to get Linux Debian working with HP Compaq 6715b

BB code is On. Install the bcm43xx driver using ndiswrapper, do not be alarmed if it says it can not detect the hardware at any time, it seems to work: Email required Address never made public. All times are GMT I don’t know how to change that short of booting to Windows linx and change itso you have to unblock the switch every time after booting the machine that could be scripted.

This is where you start to working blind. I think ndiswrapper is required for Broadcom radios. You need ndiswrapper, and the driver stripper i cant remember its name, but do a file search on below and you will find it. April 25th, 1.

Wifi not working on compaq b running ubuntu – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

It is quite simple to get it working: They came with preinstalled Win XP Home, which worked fine except that we deleted them and installed XP Pro cause we had that on older machines, and to get rid of all the promotional crap which came bundled with the OS.

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Uwe Geuder 3 If OS is not an issue. No such file or directory thats where I get stuck. No devices detected error I have a Compaq b laptop, installing Debian 4.

I tried firewire briefly when i first got the laptop, seemed to work with wwireless video camera, but the program i was capturing with crashed during capture so i never tested it properly. Most likely though, you need to use either the wl driver available from broadcom if your distribution doesn’t cover it or ndiswrapper with drivers from Windows XP.

So it might be benefitial to use ndiswrapper even if the card gets detected by default. Wireless interface physical id: Are you new to Wireelss.