[conspire] Fedora 12 wireless hell
ehud.kaldor at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 23:00:48 PDT 2010
for good measure, i thought it was clear that the script would do that.
and to your point - i will, honestly i wanted too, but it did not work for
me. compromising as i am, i need my wireless to function.
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
> Gah! That installs their whole driver.
> When I did it I just extracted the .fw file and put it in the place
> the good open source kernel driver (b43) could find it (/lib/firmware)
> What you just did blocked the open source kernel driver and said use
> the proprietary driver.
> It's bad enough to use a proprietary blob for the firmware- I'd avoid
> using a proprietary blob driver since it will break future kernels.
> Best Regards.
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 21:17, Ehud Kaldor <ehud.kaldor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > thanks.
> > as i mentioned, i found the driver buried in the Broadcom, in the
> > of the planning office, where both the lights and stairs had been
> > in an old
> > filing cabinet locked in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door
> > “Beware of the Leopard.” here:
> > http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
> > the readme includes detailed instructions on how to install, which i
> > summarized in the following script:
> > #broadcom wireless driver
> > yum install -y gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers wget #needed to build
> > mkdir broadcom
> > cd broadcom
> > wget
> > tar xvf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v188.8.131.52.tar.gz
> > make clean
> > make
> > rmmod b43
> > rmmod ssb
> > rmmod wl
> > echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
> > echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
> > modprobe lib80211
> > modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
> > insmod wl.ko
> > cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
> > depmod -a
> > echo modeprobe wl >> /etc/rc.local
> > cd ..
> > rm -rf broadcom
> > rm -f hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v184.108.40.206.tar.gz
> > worked for me (unfortunately, more than once). half my kingdom for
> > writes a default package that includes low-level driver for the major
> > of wireless out there.
> > Ehud
> > On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
> >> ...
> >> [Rick wrote]
> >> > And, you know what? I'm betting that your sole problem is not having
> >> > that firmware image, so you may now be in luck.
> >> ...
> >> [my 2c]
> >> If the system identifies the right driver but there's no firmware for
> >> it, dmesg should show you a message to that effect. It did when I had
> >> to configure "the dreaded b43".
> >> # dmesg|egrep -i 'firmware|b43'
> >> Tony
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