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Re: [K12OSN] Re: HAS ANYWONE GOTTEN EDU 6.06 TO RUN ON HP PAV DV2000? (Peter Hawx



I have gotten it working well on my HP ZV5000 (Pavilion) which has a
Broadcom card.  Prior to Dapper I used to use ndiswrapper, but now use
fwcutter.  Both should work and how-to's are all in the Ubuntu wiki and
forums.  Any search for Broadcom should get you there.  I've had the
internal wireless card working on my HP laptop since Hoary (never tried
with Warty as I used a Belkin PCMCIA card).....it can be done and works
fine.

"Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>
writes:
>I rather badly misread the original question; sorry. I read it too
>fast and responded too quickly, missing the point entirely (as I see
>now).
>
>The stuff I said is still worth knowing about and I'm gld it's been
>posted to this list, but it really has nothing to do with getting
>a broadcom WIRELESS card working.
>
>I've never even worked with a broadcom wireless card, so I can't give
>any advice about that. :\
>
>Good luck, though.
>
>--matt
>
>> > From: "Peter Hawxhurst" <phawxhurst hotmail com>
>> > Subject: [K12OSN] HAS ANYWONE GOTTEN EDU 6.06 TO RUN ON HP PAV DV2000?
>> > i have installed both the i386 and amd64 versions of edu on my hp
>pavilion 
>> > dv2000 but it fails to identify the broadcom wireless card??
>> > any ideas? thanks. peace
>> 
>> Yes. The broadcom driver isn't included on the installation disk. You
>> can copy it in from any other Ubuntu system and load it during
>> install, or you should have it once you reboot.
>> 
>> If you don't have it even after you reboot, I would recommend copying
>> it in, insmodding it, and then installing linux-image-generic right
>> away, which is what you should do anyway...details below.
>> 
>> *****************************************
>> NOTE TO EVERY EDUBUNTU ADMIN: Immediately after you install Edubuntu
>> and reboot, install the 'linux-image-generic' package, make sure it
>> will boot by default (edit /boot/grub/menu.lst), and then reboot
>> again.  linux-image-generic will give you SMP support. You will not
>> have SMP support until you install another kernel than the default,
>> and linux-image-generic is the recommended kernel.
>> *****************************************
>> 
>> Details: copy /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.ko
>> off of another Ubuntu system (install linux-image-2.6.17-10-386 if
>> necessary to get it) onto a thumb drive, then stick that thumb drive
>> into your Edubuntu server. If you're currently installing, ALT+F1
>> (maybe ALT+F2) will give you a terminal, where you can do something
>> like this:
>> 
>> $ cat /proc/partitions
>>   "Hmm... /dev/sdb looks like my USB stick. I'll use that."
>>   ...this could be /dev/sda, /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, etc.
>> $ mkdir /mnt/tmp
>> $ mount /dev/sdb /mnt/tmp
>> $ cp /mnt/bnx2.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/kernel/drivers/net/
>> $ umount /mnt/tmp
>> $ insmod /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-386/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.ko
>> 
>> --matt
>> 
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