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Bug#545388: In /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf, b43 should be b44.

Package: broadcom-sta-common
Severity: serious
Tags: patch
Justification: unknow

Ok, I think that I have this somewhat figured out. Since I haven't debugged at this level (I'm not a programmer by trade or claim), I think I have found a bug that needs to be reported to someone, but I don't know how or to whom. Does this go to a Debian Developer (I did use the Debian package) or does this need to get to a Broadcom developer?

# original contents was the line immediately below
# install wl /sbin/modprobe -qr b43 ssb; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install wl $CMDLINE_OPTS
install wl /sbin/modprobe -qr b44 ssb; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install wl $CMDLINE_OPTS

My best guess, was that the reason my wifi isn't working that it's related to the module ssb. I can not keep the module from being loaded and I can not remove the module. After reading some about blacklisting http://wiki.debian.org/KernelModuleBlacklisting I saw that I was not entering 'blacklist ssb' in the correct file and I followed the instruction the the URL. I had previously noticed that there was some dependency of b44 on ssb and I couldn't remove ssb until b44 was out of the way. I decided to (I don't really know why) look at /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf and noticed the removal of b43 module instead of b44 module. So when I changed 'b43' to 'b44' I then had wifi. As noted in a previous post, b44 is my wired ethernet.

The only thing that might be a concern, is that my wireless device is named eth1 instead of wlan0. Not that it really matters but in keeping convention, my wireless should be wlanX not ethX.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

broadcom-sta-common depends on no packages.

Versions of packages broadcom-sta-common recommends:
ii  broadcom-sta-source Source for the Broadcom STA Wirele
ii  module-assistant             0.11.1      tool to make module package creati

Versions of packages broadcom-sta-common suggests:
ii  wireless-tools                29-1.1     Tools for manipulating Linux Wirel

-- no debconf information

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