Broadcom 4311 went missing?

Dale Dellutri daledellutri at
Fri Aug 12 18:15:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Kevin J. Cummings
<cummings at> wrote:
> On 08/12/2011 09:00 AM, Peter Reed wrote:
>> You might want to check out this page on linux wireless:
> Fascinating page.  Just when I thought I had simplified what to do, this
> complicates things again with another choice.  B^)
>> I think you need to install the firmware for that chip.  The method used is on
>> the above page.  I have never used the RPMFusion method so I can not comment
>> on that, but with the information on this page I was able to get my b43 chip
>> working properly.
> Unfortunately, in order to use this page, I need to be able to see my
> hardware with lspci, but that is one of my problems.  lspci no longer
> shows me the Broadcom 4311 chipset!  My question has be to:
>        Where did it go????
>        What happened to it??
>        Why can't lspci find it anymore?

One of:
1. It somehow got turned off in the BIOS.
2. The wireless switch is set incorrectly
3. Hardware failure: either the connector to it or the Broadcom chip itself
  or whatever feeds power to it or the motherboard is dying by parts or ...

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