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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
> website.
> 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.

Sven


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