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Getting windows drivers to work with linux?

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
July 24, 2010 6:57:33 AM

I recently installed opensuse on my laptop,(had vista before) my wireless internet does not work. I assume this is because the drivers are missing for the wireless card.

Should i use ndiswrapper to get them to work?

how do i install it on my laptop without a connection?


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a b \ Driver
July 24, 2010 10:09:46 AM

Can you give details of your laptop. Make and model and (if known) wireless chipset used.
July 24, 2010 11:57:03 PM

dell inspiron 1525, Broadcom BCM94312MCG wireless card.

thanks for the reply
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a b \ Driver
July 25, 2010 9:59:24 AM

It does seem that you need to use ndiswrapper with OpenSuSE and that chipset. Have a look at this thread.

Without a network connection you'll have to download the appropriate files on another computer and transfer them via a CD or a USB stick.

Good luck!