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Jan 15, 2010

I have install 64bit version of Fedora 12 on a new Dell Inspiron 1545 with a Dell 1397 wireless card. It actually uses a Broadcom BCM4312 chip.

I have install the following rpms:

Code:
broadcom-wl-5.10.91.9.3-1.fc12.noarch
kmod-wl-2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.11.x86_64
kmod-wl-5.10.91.9.3-3.fc12.11.x86_64
code....

what I do not understand is the state of the card as unavailable. how I can activate this card?

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