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Re: broadcom-sta-source driver problem

On 20.01.2010 10:26, Florian Reitmeir wrote:
> Hi,
> in my simple understanding:
> http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#firmware_installation
> 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:
>>>>> 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
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i've got a Dell too, with a Broadcom 4312 *but* in fact this is not a
broadcom 4312, but a broadcom 4315 (you can check it with lspci) which
is not yet supported by b43 driver. So it is useless to try with
b43-fwcutter, you have no choice you have to use broadcom-sta module if
you want to use wifi.
But i have no problem with it.

Good luck !

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