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Bug#625510: Broadcom 802.11 driver missing from 2.6.39-rc[45]

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 03:23 +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.39~rc5-1~experimental.1
> Severity: normal
> Tags: experimental
> The driver for my other laptops broadcom BCM4313 seems to be missing.
> Comparing the config files:
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211_PCI=y
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMSMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMDBG is not set
> I wonder if maybe BRCMSMAC is the appropriate option now. A short search
> revealed a patch to remove CONFIG_BRCM80211 "since [...] renamed to brcmsmac".
> Could you enable that option for the next upload? Thanks.

Yes, thankyou.

> (Not sure what the "full-mac cards" are that the BRCMFMAC driver is for.  There
> I saw something that you could not have SMAC und FMAC as module at the same
> time (well, actually a patch that removes such a comment), but nothing yet of
> the benefits of one over the other.

It's for different hardware.  You can't choose between the drivers.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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