Re: eth1 disappears after kernel upgrade - SUCCESS
On 10 Nov 2009, Colin wrote:
> Anthony Campbell wrote:
> >I seem to remember doing that in the past but the broadcom packages are
> >apparently not available at the moment.
> Then you'll have to do what we did in the 2.6.31 kernel thread:
OK, the steps indicated there have now worked for me. A couple of things
1. Although this is on a 64-bit computer I'm using a 32-bit kernel so I
have to use the 32-bit driver (obvious to everyone but me, I expect).
2. I had problems loading the wl module. Then for some reason kernel
2.6.31-1-686-bigmem started locking up X for me. So I removed it and
also removed the relevant module in /lib, followed by a reinstall of the
kernel and linux-headers. This time everything worked correctly: I
followed the steps in the link above, rebooted, and wireless came up
So although I'm not clear what the difficulty was initially (slight
corruption in downloads?) it's fine now.
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