Broadcom card totally not visible for system (lspci)

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at
Tue Mar 30 13:31:10 EDT 2010

W dniu 30 marca 2010 19:19 użytkownik Larry Finger
<Larry.Finger at> napisał:
> On 03/30/2010 11:56 AM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>> I've some polish user that has Medion (???) notebook with "BCM4306KFB
>> HS00328 P20 702910 M2" (citation from spec).
>> This card worked fine in Windows and few days ago user decided to
>> install openSUSE 11.2 ( AFAIK he removed Windows and has
>> openSUSE now only.
>> The problem is that system does not detect his WiFi card at all. lspci shows:
>> 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13)
>> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01)
>> 00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA
>> Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
>> 00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link
>> Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
>> 00:09.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
>> 00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4410 PC card Cardbus
>> Controller (rev 02)
>> 00:0a.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4410 FireWire
>> Controller (rev 02)
>> 00:0d.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
>> 00:0d.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
>> 00:0d.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
>> 00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
>> 00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
>> 00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
>> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1
>> Do you have any ideas what may this be?
> There are only two reasons for lspci not to list the device:
> (1) It is disabled in the BIOS.

Is this possible it's disabled in BIOS by default and needs execution
of some ACPI command or sth to make it work?

Yeah, trying to find some other reason than faulty WiFi... It's weird
it was working fine "before a moment" on Windows.


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