Re: debian lenny on Acer Extensa 4420-5963
On Friday 12 September 2008 15:26:05 Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 18:43:34 -0400, David O'Toole wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 21:09 +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > I would try to load the module and check the syslog for messages, i.e.
> > >
> > > modprobe -v b43
> > >
> > > grep -i b43 /var/log/syslog
> > monad:/home/dto# modprobe -v b43
> > insmod /lib/modules/184.108.40.206-rt8/kernel/drivers/input/input-polldev.ko
> > insmod /lib/modules/220.127.116.11-rt8/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
> > insmod /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-rt8/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
> > insmod
> > /lib/modules/22.214.171.124-rt8/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random/rng-core.ko
> > insmod /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-rt8/kernel/net/rfkill/rfkill.ko
> > insmod /lib/modules/188.8.131.52-rt8/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko
> > insmod /lib/modules/184.108.40.206-rt8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko
> > monad:/home/dto#
> > Sep 11 18:41:06 monad kernel: [17374.556631] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded
> > [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
> > monad:/home/dto#
> > monad:/home/dto# /sbin/iwconfig
> > lo no wireless extensions.
> > eth0 no wireless extensions.
> Looking at drivers/ssb/main.c, I think there has to be something like
> this in the syslog when the ssb module is loaded:
> Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 05:00.0
> Do you see such a message? If it is absent then the SSB bus is not
> recognized on your device.
> I am not too optimistic now, because I found a MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE in
> drivers/ssb/b43_pci_bridge.c which does not include your PCI device ID.
> You could try to "modprobe b43_pci_bridge" if it is not loaded already,
> but this is grasping at straws.
> The general PCI ID table lists two different BCM4312 wlan adapters; it
> seems that currently only the one with the device ID 0x4312 is
> supported, while yours with the device ID 0x4315 is not.
> Check out this link dealing with ndiswrapper:
If this is of any help, here's the `lspci -v` output of my notebook with a
working BCM 4312 a/b/g card:
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 02)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1370
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at b3000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information <?>
Capabilities: [e8] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0
Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting <?>
Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel <?>
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number 1a-00-6b-ff-ff-73-bb-87
Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb