It is necessary to install linux-image-2.6.15-rc5-686, linux-headers-2.6.15-rc5-686 from experimental bcm43xx need some extentions which are new in Kernel 2.6.15. Download the wireless driver(http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/) (tested with 20051223), thanks to the project-team:
pub/bcm43xx/snapshots/ bcm43xx/bcm43xx-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2 fwcutter/bcm43xx-fwcutter-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2 softmac/ieee80211softmac-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2
extract fwcutter and compile
tar xfj bcm43xx-fwcutter-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2 cd bcm43xx-fwcutter-XXXXXXXX make
download firmware and extract with fwcutter and install it (default:
wget http://openwrt.inf.fh-brs.de/~nbd/wl_apsta.o ./fwcutter wl_apsta.o make installfw
extract ieee80211softmac, compile and install module
tar xfj ieee80211softmac-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2 cd ieee80211softmac-XXXXXXXX make install
extract bcm43xx, compile and install module
tar xfj bcm43xx-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2 cd bcm43xx-XXXXXXXX make install depmod -a modprobe bcm43xx ifconfig eth2 up ifconfig eth2 192.168.0.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 iwconfig eth2 essid any iwconfig eth2
If this shows the right ESSID of the accesspoint, pinging the router should work :) I've tested this successfully with a Netgear (54Mbit), it doesn't work for me with a D-Link (11Mbit) I could saw the AP in both cases with "iwlist eth2 scanning" but couldn't connect to the D-Link AP, don't know why :( WEP and WPA only work if you use the "dscape" driver, in that case you have to manually patch the kernel (see bcm43xx-project-hompage for details).
VGA only works in VESA-Mode, Mode: 1024x768, Depth: 24, Driver: vesa (X.org 6.8.2), see X.org(http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.0/doc/html/via.4.html) for more details.
Modem: snd-via82xx-modem (not tested by me)
For touchpad see the xfree86-driver-synaptics package.
I haven't tested the USB or Firewire Ports, sorry!
This page is a courtesy for TuxMobil by Viktor Abrams.