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Bug#597034: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64: broadcom-sta wireless driver fails to detect interface after upgrade

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 09:05:46AM +0700, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-22
> Severity: normal
> After upgrading to 2.6.32-22, the "wl.ko" driver from broadcom-sta package
> fails to detect my Broadcom BCM43224 wireless interface, i.e. no entry
> appears in "iwconfig" result.

I added the brcm80211 driver which is a free (GPL) replacement for
broadcom-sta/wl.  You'll need to install firmware images which, er, I haven't
uploaded yet, sorry.  For now, you can get these from
and install them under /lib/firmware/brcm.  They will be included in the
firmware-brcm80211 package shortly.

>From the log in your bug report:
> [    4.848000] brcm80211 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
> [    5.385203] fail to request firmware brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
> [    5.385208] brcm80211: 5.75.11 driver failed


Ben Hutchings
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                                                              - Albert Camus

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