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    Default Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    I am using Lenovo G460 and I have a problem it. I hope you will fix it. Help me, please. Thanks so much!.

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    Firts of all, before compiling you need to install linux headers and build-essential.

    Then read install instructions from vendor and see if you have to just compile (make) or you need to configure compilation (./configure) first...To use make without ./configure you need to have a makefile in the folder where you decompress file. Otherwise you need to configure compilation.

    The ./configure creates the makefile, the base of compilation....The makefile includes all files to compile and the order.

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    Sorry, how to make file. I don't know. Can you help me?. Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    Need to install linux headers and build-essential, first.

    The makefile is created by ./config, but first, you have to see if file already exist in the file you untared.

    One question: Why did you use make?..Did the untared file have a README.txt or INSTALL.txt that instruct to do so?..

    If so, you do not need to use ./config, makefile should be there already....Nevertheless, you need to install linux headers and build-essential, otherwise you won't be able to compile, that simple...

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    i had similar problem installing rtl8191se
    downloaded dvrs from realtek for the compatible kernel
    then use code below to get kernel headers

    Code:
    # prepare-kernel-source
    then say #ifconfig and #iwconfig. should be able to see your adapter in it now


    today is my first day with linux and got my wifi adapter working sucessfully. thanks to
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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by maverik35 View Post
    Need to install linux headers and build-essential, first.

    The makefile is created by ./config, but first, you have to see if file already exist in the file you untared.

    One question: Why did you use make?..Did the untared file have a README.txt or INSTALL.txt that instruct to do so?..

    If so, you do not need to use ./config, makefile should be there already....Nevertheless, you need to install linux headers and build-essential, otherwise you won't be able to compile, that simple...

    luck.
    I still don't it, error still

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    Default Re: Getting BROADCOM Wireless to work in BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 64bit

    would you please post the output of :

    1. lspci | grep -i network (at the beggining of the line there is the pci-ID xx:xx.x)
    2. lspci -vvs xx:xx.x
    3. lsmod (locate any broadcom or b43 modules and post them)

    One question, why are you using the driver you are compiling?
    Could you post the link to the driver to take a look at it ?

    Luck.

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