HP pavillion dv6000 series wifi

Keith Pitcher kpitcher at KeithPitcher.com
Sun Feb 25 09:54:05 UTC 2007

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6258se. I put 6.2 amd64 on it, and
overall things are working well. I do have to boot with ACPI disabled or
it freezes after seeing the harddrives. A few items aren't recognized -
the Nvideo Go 6150 video (Although the default is working fine with X),
audio and wifi.

While audio would be nice, it's not that important.:
none12 at pci0:16:1:       class=0x040300 card=0x30b7103c chip=0x026c10de
rev=0xa2 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    class      = multimedia

The wifi would be the handiest to get working.
PciConf lists it as :
none13 at pci3:0:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x1363103c chip=0x431114e4
rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
    class      = network

if I try ndisgen with the HP vista 64 drivers, it says it creates the
bcmwl664_sys.ko without errors. However a kldload locks up the system,
and then it reboots automatically. Nothing shows up in /var/log/messages

Looking at the ndis sourceforge list, I found some hp bcm4311 drivers
from XP64, which created a bcmwl564_sys.ko. This kldloads without a
lockup/reboot but gives errors and doesn't work.

 ndis0: <Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN> mem 0xb320000 0-0xb3203fff at device
0.0 on pci3
kernel: ndis0: couldn't route interrupt
kernel: device_attach: ndis0 attach returned 6

Can anyone point me in a direction to next try with the broadcom drivers?

Thank you,


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