Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Installing Wireless Driver on HP Mini 2140 with Fedora 13

Installing Fedora 13 on HP Mini Note 2140 is a breeze except that for the Broadcom 4312G 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Adapter will not be installed. To install the driver for Broadcom 4312G 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Adapter will not be installed, follow the excellent tutorial on Fedora Broadcom Linux STA Driver .

Step 1: Get a wired connection to the Internet.

Step 2: Configure RPM Fusion. Download both free and non-free repository
# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm 

Step 3: Install the Broadcom wireless driver package
# yum install broadcom-wl

Step 4: Finally Try loading the driver
# modprobe wl

If the modprobe doesn't work, just reboot
# reboot

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