I'm looking for a better way to activate my Broadcom 4318 wifi in my older Acer Aspire 5002 laptop. I have an up-to-date SL5.5 xfce system. It appears all the wireless software and firmware is loaded. The only way I've found to 'activate' my wifi is to run:
$sudo modprobe b43
After that runs, everthing turns on and networkmanager now reports the wireless networks available and I can connect without problems. Before running modprobe, ifconfig only reports the eth0 and lo interfaces. Afterwards, the wlan0 interface is displayed.
However, when I reboot, the wifi is turned off again. How can I make the kernel see and activate my wifi during boot?
Last edited by deadDrift
on Fri May 27, 2011 17:15, edited 1 time in total.
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