[driverloader] 64 bit DriverLoader on Pavilion zv5340us laptop running SuSE9.2 (x86_64)

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Sun Jan 9 12:14:34 EST 2005


please take a look at this web page :


it is possible that you will find a Linux driver for your wireless 
button and information on how to use it.

It is also possible that you will have to wait for the HP specific 
version of the Broadcom driver to obtain support for the wireless button.


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eherget at bellsouth.net wrote:
> I've got SuSE 9.2 (64bit) installed on a HP Pavilion zv5340us notebook - Athlon 64  3400+.  I've installed DriverLoader 2.23 and the 64 bit broadcom driver linked from the Linuxant website.  Everything appears to be installed correctly  - iwconfig and dldrconfig --info shows wlan0, etc.
> The Pavilion zv5340us laptop has a button on it above the keyboard that turns on and off the wireless networking.  When it is turned on, the button has a blue light turned on behind it to show that wireless is turned on.  The problem I think I'm having is that I am unable to "turn on" the wireless networking with this button.
> To shed some more light on the issue... 
> For grins and giggles, I had previously installed the 32 bit SuSE 9.1 distribution on the laptop.  In 32 bit mode, I was able to use ndiswrapper and some NDIS driver and could turn wireless networking on and off with the button above the keyboard.  In this case, however, I was unable to successfully configure the wireless network.  I didn't spend any time digging into why as I wasn't gonna run 32 bit linux on this laptop.  This driver I used in this case was the bcmwl5 driver, as I recall - don't recall what version, however.
> So I'm looking for help resolving the issue with getting the 64 bit bcmwl564 driver working under DriverLoader on this particular laptop.  Since I can't "turn on" the wireless networking with the button above the keyboard, but I do see the wlan0 device recognized, I am guessing that the button turns on and off the transmit/receive functionality of the wireless card to save battery drainage but that the rest of the wireless card is active since the device gets recognized and DriverLoader gets loaded.
> I should probably mention that I am running SuSE9.2 with the kernel upgraded to the latest available from SuSE's update site - 2.6.8-24.10-default for x86_64.  I did try dl'ing the 2.6.10 kernel from kernel.org and compiling it using the same options as the 2.6.8-24.10 kernel, but the behavior is identical.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Eric
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