Re: broadcom-sta-source driver problem
On Wednesday 20 January 2010 12:17:36 Korrignu wrote:
> 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
> 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 !
Hi. Well, my dell studio 1555 has a dell wireless 1397 which is indeed a
broadcom 4312 (rev 1). I can see this with the lspci command. The b43 is
supposed to work with this but I have to update to kernel 2.6.32 from sid. I
prefer waiting until 2.6.32 gets in testing. Until then I will use the
proprietary driver from broadcom. I am currently using the previous version.
If I replace the old version with the updated one the interface just
disappears. As you can see using the older version can bypass the problem. I
just wondered why the updated version of the broadcom-sta driver does this.