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hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby rmuccioli on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:23 am

Just loaded Mint 5.0 and the wireless is not working.
I can download and .EXE file from Hp but the windows wireless drives needs an .INF file so how do I get this?
I have also see Broadcom has a Linux driver but I'm not sure about the install instructions

Looking for some help and guidance i'm still new to LINUX.

Thanks

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Re: hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:57 pm

If you an connect with ethernet use that to follow the advice here
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... ca757b2851
and here
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=17688 - this is to make it work automatically after reboot for some cards
The exe you downloaded is probably a self extracting exe and can be opened with the archiver app
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Re: hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby rmuccioli on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:30 pm

Ok I installed Elyssa 64 connect to internet, then in the Synaptic package manager activate "Hardy-Proposed" in the updates tab, reload the repositories and updated 2.6.24.21 kernel, with its headers, modules and restricted modules.

Reboot the laptop, and then in the Restricted Drivers Application, activate the NVidia graphics driver and the wl driver (which is the Broadcom supplied driver for the BCM4310-4312 chipset).

And just like that I has wireless :wink:
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Re: hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:58 am

then in the Synaptic package manager activate "Hardy-Proposed"

Please don't do that - use mintUpdate
Now you've got the -21 kernel and I've seen reports that there's problems with it....
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Re: hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby rmuccioli on Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:10 am

Have been running it for a few weeks with no issues.. :?

Tested it withLinux Mint 5 x64 rc1 and again with the full release of Mint 5 x64.
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Re: hp dv2000 dv2940se

Postby rmuccioli on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:41 pm

Now running Mint 6.0 and having no issues. It found everything including the bluetooth.
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