I am trying to use the new kernel driver b43 but am having a confusing issue. i blacklisted the old bcm43xx.
I then modprobe b43.
then i try to do ifconfig wlan0 up.
I get the error SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
So I go hmm... interesting. My output of /var/log/messages shows this:
Sep 11 18:03:58 m1astray firmware_helper: Loading of /lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw for b43 driver failed: No such file or directory
Sep 11 18:04:38 m1astray firmware_helper: Loading of /lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw for b43 driver failed: No such file or directory
Sep 11 18:04:38 m1astray kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
Sep 11 18:04:38 m1astray kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware
and download the correct firmware (version 4)
Now when i use b43-fwcutter to get the latest firmware it doesn't produce that file. Instead it produces things like ucode5.fw and such. and bcm43xx_microcode5.fw looks like thats the old firmware.
Can anyone tell me why its looking for that firmware file instead of the ones provided my b43-fwcutter or what i can do to fix this?