Compaq/HP V3000z series -- BCM43xx hardware workaround

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vprasad
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Compaq/HP V3000z series -- BCM43xx hardware workaround

Post by vprasad » Sat Sep 08, 2007 21:59

Now granted that 3.4e and higher works great with the BCM43xx, for older distros there is a hardware workaround to actually open up the laptop and swap out the Broadcom card with another more open card. Broadcom and HP probably aren't too keen on these workarounds, but if so they should have made their products more open to begin with.
Jason Mantey's how-to: http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic8367.html
Richud's how-to (for V2000z series): http://richud.com/HP-Pavilion-104-Bios-Fix/

foucault
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Re: Compaq/HP V3000z series -- BCM43xx hardware workaround

Post by foucault » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:00

not exactly it really depends what the XX in BCM4XX is...

http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-54 ... t-125.html

very cool bios hacking tho!!

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