Friday, September 07, 2007

me and my new laptop

I just got a new laptop. since the old one dead. It is actually a bargain actually. consider that it is a turion 64 x2, 1 gig ram, 80 gig harddisk. and nvidia, 6150. and it just cost rm 2270.

and works quite well on ubuntu 64 bit. what surprised me is that the nvidia card works quite easily. but what also surprised me is that . the on broadcom wireless, bcm4311 to be precise, don't work as well, which is surprising because it just need a firmware. which i got from a third party repository. which seems to cause trouble
[ 37.273463] bcm43xx driver
[ 37.280132] bcm43xx: Unsupported 80211 core revision 13
[ 37.281980] bcm43xx: Invalid PHY Revision 9
[ 37.961596] bcm43xx: FATAL ERROR: BCM43xx_IRQ_XMIT_ERROR
[ 48.180802] bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
[ 48.218142] bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
[ 48.254113] bcm43xx: MAC suspend failed
which should work using fwcutter. but seems the firmware not working. so now working on plan b. ndiswrapper. the reason not to use ndiswrapper is because i sometime do some wireless sniffing, on my network that is. and ndiswrapper can't do that . so now try again. worst come to worse use ndiswrapper.

few years back i face with this problem. with the ipw2100 card from intel. at least, intel provide the firmware for use to download to make it easier for us linux user. now i have rely on other to get the driver.

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