Hey all, I've been trying to get the wireless card on my old Presario R3000 to work now that I've installed Fedora 10 on it, but to no avail. I've found piles of threads in the forums about how my wireless card will work beautifully if I follow the directions of http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...b43#fw-b43-new
. In that small section there are two groups of commands to be run (one to get and make b43-fwcutter and the other to download the driver and install the firmware), is that really all that needs to be done? I followed the instructions to the letter as it looked like /lib/firmware/ was where Fedora puts that stuff and all that.
I suppose my real question would be: has anyone gotten the BC4306 wireless card to work specifically
on a Presario R3000? I honestly cannot see where even I might have goofed up these simple steps and I'm wondering if there is something else sinister at work here. I was able to find one thread dealing specifically with my hardware and laptop (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=183819
), but it doesn't look like it worked out for him. I'm not sure why my specific laptop would mess things up since there appear to have been plenty of people that got my specific wireless card to work (though seemingly under different machines).
For symptoms, I'm not getting any errors and even the light indicating that my wireless card is active is on. Prior to installing the firmware, it was dark so it appears I am one step forward (unless the light is a big red herring). Under the NetworkManager icon in the upper-right there is a 'section' for wireless networks, but absolutely nothing ever shows below it. I live in an apartment complex so I know there are hordes of networks that ought to show up (leastwise, I could see many when this laptop was still running XP).
I'm pretty much out of ideas and I'm too new to Linux to know how to even troubleshoot my problem. How would I check to see if there is some other driver/firmware that might be active and conflicting with what I installed? Are there steps beyond those two in the linuxwireless.org article that I need to do (like installing the driver somewhere else, other firmware updates, sacrifices to elder gods, etc)?