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Re: powerbook 6,8 progress and Airport issues!

Hi, folks!

Emmanuel Galatoulas schrieb:

> ifup eth2
> what i get is
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
> bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load
> failed.

I'm not sure about it but the following might serve as a thought
model: The above error is a result of the latter line: the driver
couldn't load the firmware and thus failed to load which causes the

In case you actually managed to get some *.fw files out of an
AppleAirport2 file or similar (I got some with the wl_apsta.o
driver) you probably copied them into the wrong directory. The "make
installfw" line from the fwcutter Makefile does not work for Debian
and related distros (I tried it with Ubuntu and failed). You have to
copy the files manually to /lib/hotplug/firmware. I had the same
issues until a friend gave me the right tip.

Hope it helps.


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