Meego 1.2 Wifi

 

Overview

This guide has been updated 17th April 2012 to reflect the latest Broadcom drivers, 5.100.82.112.


What you’ll need

Unfortunately, as with most situations like this, you’ll need a wired connection active in order to download the appropriate files.

Please visit the Broadcom site to read the details on the license of this driver

http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php


These steps can be used to create the binary rpm yourself. You need to actually install MeeGo 1.2. These steps won’t work while booting off the live image. Also, make sure that your system is fully upto date. If there are updates pending, apply them and reboot before proceeding. If one of the updates was for a kernel, you'll run into trouble at some of the steps further on.


  1. 1)Activate the MeeGo toolbar and select the applications icon

  2. 2)Choose the Accessories section and select Terminal (or type terminal in the search box)

  3. 3)Install the various tools you’ll need

    sudo zypper install rpmdevtools

  1. 4)Install the compilers and other tools,

    sudo zypper install pattern:meego-development-tools

  1. 5)Install the kernel-netbook-devel package.

    sudo zypper install kernel-devel

  1. 6)Now we’re ready to build and install the new broadcom drivers, grab my source rpm and get it to build.

    (This build will download the broadcom driver archive directly from the Broadcom site)

    wget http://slaine.org/meego/releases/1.2/ia32/source/wl-kmod-5.100.82.112-1.src.rpm

    rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i586 wl-kmod-5.100.82.112-1.src.rpm

  1. 7)Install the resulting rpm,

    sudo rpm -ivh ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/i586/wl-kmod-5.100.82.112-1.i586.rpm

  1. 8)Loading the module,

   sudo modprobe -a wl

  1. 9)You should be able to now connect to a network.