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Acer Extensa 5520 wireless problem under linux

This laptop has a Broadcom 4311 wireless adapter and it doesn’t work under openSUSE. An ifconfig eth1 up shows SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory It turns out that we must patch the firmware although the bcm43xx driver is included in kernel 2.6.22: wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o wget http://linuxwireless.org/download/bcm43xx/fwcutter/bcm43xx-fwcutter.tar.bz2 tar -xzf bcm43xx-fwcutter.tar.bz2 bcm43xx-fwcutter/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta -3.130.20.0.o [...]