b43 and b43legacy firmware
Dear Debian QA Group--
I'm having some trouble installing the correct driver on my laptop. I'm
slightly confused about the revision numbering of my wireless hardware;
that is, I'm not sure if it's revision 2 or 3.
My system is: squeeze (kernel 2.6.32-5)
Relevant output from lspci is:
02:03.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4306
802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0001]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
Memory at fafee000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
According to linuxwireless.org, it looks like I need the b43legacy
driver, which comes in a separate Debian package called
"firmware-b43legacy-installer." When I install this package, computer
says: "Not supported card. Use b43 firmware."
When I install b43 firmware, configure the interface and bring it up,
computer says: "Firmware file b43legacy/ucode4.fw not found or load failed."
So, I am slightly confounded. However, it has occurred to me that I may
be getting the packages from the wrong source, which are currently:
deb http://debian.man.ac.uk/debian squeeze main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib
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