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Re: Errors starting wirless driver on 17" G4 PowerBook

Am Sonntag, 22. Oktober 2006 04:15 schrieb Adam D:
> Sebastian Muszynski wrote:
> > Am Samstag, 21. Oktober 2006 23:02 schrieb Adam D:
> >> [   88.139217] bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not
> >> available or load failed.
> >
> > The trouble is that you haven't used fwcutter to extract the bcm43xx
> > firmware of your mac osx drivers... try (apt-cache search) fwcutter.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Sebastian
> Thank you.  I googled fwcutter and found this Ubuntu page and followed its
> instructions.(https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Dap
>per)   However do I need a 2.6.17+ or can I use the bcm43xx driver on
> learlier kernels such as 2.6.15?  Things look well but I can't test my
> connection because I do not know if my base station extream or the
> powerbook airport card just went bad :(.  I may have to run to the apple
> store to use their wireless network to find out if it the card or the base
> station.
> Until then I can't do much.  But in linux the driver did load and I can see
> it in iwconfig.

Does "iwlist scanning" report your access point?



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