Re: broadcom-sta-source driver problem
I'm experiencing the same issue, so I'll try to recap
Squeeze's b43 module does not support bcm4312
The alternative is to use the 'hybrid' wl module provided by broadcom-sta-source and compiled locally using module-assistant.
latest update broke things since the wl module loads without creating the ethX interface.
Upgrading to unstable is not an option either since DMA errors re-set the b43 driver on my platform (red somewhere thatn may be related to ATOM proc).
To make a darker picture, the tg3 (wired ethernet) driver is also broken on this platform (Lenovo ideapad s10) since it randomly freezes with no reason..
In other term this netbook now becomes a NoNetBook... ;-)
Anybody else experienced this? Shall I fill a bug report?
2010/1/20 Florian Reitmeir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
in my simple understanding:
under debian, installing:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
should be enough.
On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Deryk Barker wrote:
John Kapnogiannis wrote:
On Tuesday 19 January 2010 22:53:47 Thierry Chatelet wrote:
If you are upgrading from and earlier kernel then you should indeed already have the firmware.
Well I checked with both and there isn't any interface for wireless. Only
I am not really good with broadcom wireless, but as far as I remember, you
lo and eth0 for the ethernet.
have to have a firmware to install, using bcm43xx-fwcutter.
Hum... dont get mad at me if I am wrong
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.
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.
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