Re: ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
On 2010-09-24 18:38 +0200, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> I have 2 linux partitions on this acer aspire laptop. one has lenny and
> the other has sid. The lenny one detects the wireless card fine. The sid
> one doesn't.
> When I run: 'ifconfig wlan0 up' on sid I get:
> [ 4424.513283] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
> [ 4424.515984] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
> [ 4424.518740] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to
> http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and
> download the correct firmware
> for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
> But I have b43-fwcutter installed on both partitions:
> ii b43-fwcutter 1:013-2 Utility
> for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware
> I don't remember doing anything else than installing b43-fwcutter on
> lenny but sure enough /lib/firmware on lenny has /b43 and /b43legacy and
> on sid it doesn't so the firmware is missing.
AFAIK b43-fwcutter in sid does not try to download and extract the
firmware anymore. You need one of the firmware-b43*installer packages
(which one depends on your hardware/driver) for that.