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This is one of the happiest moments of my life. It was a long time dream of mine which came true today. I ve become the offcial Debian package maintainer for gnome-subtitles . Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats and allows for subtitle editing, conversion and synchronization. Gnome subtitles is developed by Pedro Castro.
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This how to explains the steps involved in configuring BCM4310 UART wireless card in Debian etch. Before proceeding to the steps check whether this how to applies* to you by issuing the following command:
 $  lspci | grep 4310 
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This is a Howto to Configure BCM4318 Airforce Wireless cards in Debian Etch.

NOTE: Run lspci and look for the line "Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)". If this is not there then this how to is not for you.

Step1: Update your Kernel to 2.6.17-2-686 which could be done using Desktop->Administration->Update Manager

Step2: Install bcm43xx-fwcutter from the .deb package obtained from http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/bcm43xx-fwcutter.

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So after a long time (4 months) I ve started working with my favourite disto again! Yeah its Debian now, but this time its "etch" and not "sarge". I tried Ubuntu Dapper Drake in the intermediate time. The primary reason which kept me away from Debian these days is my laptop HP Compaq nx6110 which had a Broadcom bcm4318 card which did not have any free drivers and firmware. Hence I was desparately searching for a solution to get my wireless card working, since both in office and home I have wireless connectivity.

At last today I figured out how to configure the wireless card, of course in Debian etch.