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Re: broadcom-sta-source driver problem

On Wednesday 20 January 2010 00:33:34 Deryk Barker wrote:
> John Kapnogiannis wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 January 2010 22:53:47 Thierry Chatelet wrote:
> >>> Well I checked with both and there isn't any interface for wireless.
> >>> Only lo and eth0 for the ethernet.
> >>>
> >>> J
> >>
> >> I am not really good with broadcom wireless, but as far as I remember,
> >> you have to have a firmware to install, using bcm43xx-fwcutter.
> >> Hum... dont get mad at me if I am wrong
> >> Thierry
> >
> > I suppose I don't a firmware cause the card is currently working just
> > fine with the previous version of the driver which I kept in a backup. I
> > think I should email the maintainer and then file a bug or something. I
> > just hoped someone had a clue about this cause I am out of ideas.
> If you are upgrading from and earlier kernel then you should indeed
> already have the firmware.
> One thing I ran into several times (although I think some distros have
> stopped doing this) was that each new kernel version came with its own
> /lib/firmware directory, so the firmware may simply be in the wrong
> location.
> Check your logs: if the bcm43xx module has loaded but complains about
> missing firware, you might try pointing a find at /lib and looking for it.
> good luck
> deryk
Sorry for the misunderstanding. If you read my first post you will see that I 
am not using the bc43 driver but the proprietary driver by broadcom 
(wiki.debian.org/wl). I intend to give it a try with the bc43 but I only 
posted to this list cause an update of the broadcom-sta-source and broadcom-
sta-common packages to a newer version made the wifi interface disappear. I am 
currently using the older version so I am ok. I just wanted to report this 
somehow and get advice in case I did something wrong. I just built the module 
wl again with the updated drivers nothing more, so I think it's a bug


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