Monday, June 05, 2006

ATI and BCM3418 drivers are not working :(

Lately i have been working extremely hard doing school work and getting ready for exams. On my spare time i have been trying Ubuntu 6.06 (I have been using linux for over half a year). I apsolutely love it but have been having a hang of a time getting it to work. The ATI drivers are being very anoying (they don't install correctly no matter what tutorial i use...i have a Radeon 200M and have to use the older driver because ATI broke the new driver for my card). On the weekend i got wireless working (i have a Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) wireless card) but it only worked for one connetion and i have not been able to get it running since (Note: i used this guide: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185174). If anybody knows how to get ubuntu 6.06 dapper on the compaq R4000 with the ATI Radeon 200M and Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card feel free to link me to a tutorial or tell. Currently it is a pain in the but to get the wireless and ATI driver working so if i can find a way that works then i will make a shell script so it is easier for others to get it working. BTW, a friend and I have started a new blog about linux that will have many resources like i just specified...we also are working on how-to manuals. You can check it out at ttr-linux.blogspot.com.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I have a Compaq R4025CA. Diff revision of the wireless card (4306 rev 03) but same video card. Kubuntu dapper works alright for me. I followed the instructions in the same guide you linked to for wireless and it worked fine. Networkmanager is amazing! Did you check the workaround at the bottom of that howto? It mentions your card specifically.

I haven't tried the proprietary ati drivers yet. So far I'm using the open source "ati" ones. It works, supports the native res, but it's pretty sluggish. I've had shitty experiences with fglrx though so I haven't bothered trying that yet.

Collin said...

ok cool...i will try with ndiswrapper and the gnome network manager...i have found some info about fglrx drivers on the ubuntu forums here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t
=185652&highlight=compaq+R4000
I will try it tonight or tomorrow...hopefully it will work...when i first tried installing the fglrx drivers i did nothing to the BIOS so that may be the problem...thanks for the comment

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Thanks, i will have more content up for your next visit...school has been crazy ;) thanks for the comment.

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