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G75VX 802.11ac Linux trouble

AYADI_AS
Level 7
Hey guys,
I am somehow confronting to an embarrassing problem, the Wireless card from Broadcom 802.11ac on the G75vx doesn't work in Linux, after some research I found out that there is no suitable driver for the card with the controller from Asus, for me Windows is just for GAMING :cool: and for office stuff, but life isn't just like this:(, I have to work and only on Linux distributions.
So if someone knows how to deal with this please help,:p
And please if someone knows if Asus is planing to provide this driver, could he tell us.
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Thanks for the info about the keyboard/hw keys. My distro is OpenSuse - so I will have to look into getting that taken care of.

@derrickdp, how about trying the following as root:
echo 3 > /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness

I'm not exactly certain what the path was (`asus::kbd_backlight` might not be right, the rest should be). If that brings on the keyboard lighting, then you're all set! 🙂
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derrickdp,

I am new Linux user. I have the Broadcom chip in my Asus G75VX. I downloaded the Anthony Wong 64 bit driver then tried the list of commands you noted. After the make install command I got permission denied. Here is the terminal text. Any advice on how to get this driver working?

$ make install
install -D -m 755 wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
install: cannot create regular file ‘/lib/modules/3.8.0-19-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/wl.ko’: Permission denied

derrickdp,

Disregard my last question. I simply added sudo before each command and it worked. Now I have wifi!

Nodens
Level 16
Try ndiswrapper. If you don't need specialized things like monitor mode or packet injection for security auditing etc, it will do your job until native support comes. http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page
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aspyksma
Level 7
Which Broadcom 802.11ac wireless card are you using?

Nodens
Level 16
Broadcom STA does not support 43b1 so unless you want to hack at the sources yourself (you could probably get basic connectivity by hacking in 43b1 support for the module), ndiswrapper is your best bet since I can see Win XP versions of the drivers: http://www.station-drivers.com/page/broadcom.htm (You need the driver from: Broadcom Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n controller)
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rledge21
Level 7
I'm the one that found the driver for win7 - and am also dual-booting Ubuntu and trying to get wireless to work. I have a USB wifi stick to use for now, its not super-inconvenient.
I've not yet tried ndiswrapper, I read where one person didn't have luck with it but I'll probably try my hand at it soon.
(edit) a guy in the comments at the following page said he got ndiswrapper to work: http://www.linlap.com/asus_g75vx


There is a bug in the ubuntu tracker for this, and as of last week it was assigned to somebody - so maybe this will be fixed soon. URL for the bug page is here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/1119842

Do you guys also have trouble with the laptop not powering down when you shut down from ubuntu?

Just to confirm there are different models - I have a T4014H which has the Atheros AR9485.
It is working fine out of the box in Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, unfortunately it is 1x1 bgn only (150 MBit).

For me everything else is working fine, inlcuding normal poweroff after shutdown and graphics (with nvidia-experimental-310).

@grmbl, that is good to hear! 🙂 @reledge21, thank you for filing a bug report, as it will help get this problem potentially fixed.
I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee! 🙂
LINUX Users, we have a group!
http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23