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Old 10-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
SvenBo90
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Problem with Broadcom BCM43225 Wireless Card under SLC6


Hello,

I'm a Linux newbie and I would be very happy if you help me with a problem I have with my wireless card.

I just installed the scientific linux distribution of the cern so that I can use easily all their programs. My problem is that I cannot connect to the wifi network. I cannot even see any of them. I think this is because I need the correct driver for my card.

The lspci -vnn -d 14e4: command tells me that my wireless lan card is the following:

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4357] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. T77H103.00 Wireless Half-size Mini PCIe Card [105b:e021]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at b2000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: bcma

So I found this tutorial on the internet: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom

But if I try to do how they tell me there I get these error:

Quote:
# make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd`
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64'
CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
Using CFG80211 API
LD /usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/built-in.o
CC [M] /usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
CC [M] /usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
CC [M] /usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
CC [M] /usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:64: warning: ‘enum tx_power_setting’ declared inside parameter list
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:64: warning: its scope is only this definition or declaration, which is probably not what you want
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1110: warning: ‘enum tx_power_setting’ declared inside parameter list
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1110: error: parameter 2 (‘type’) has incomplete type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function ‘wl_cfg80211_set_tx_power’:
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1123: error: ‘TX_POWER_AUTOMATIC’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1123: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1123: error: for each function it appears in.)
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1125: error: ‘TX_POWER_LIMITED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1131: error: ‘TX_POWER_FIXED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: At top level:
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1649: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1651: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1652: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1653: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1654: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1658: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function ‘wl_inform_single_bss’:
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1817: error: too few arguments to function ‘ieee80211_channel_to_frequency’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function ‘wl_bss_roaming_done’:
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2117: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ from incompatible pointer type
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘struct ieee80211_channel *’ but argument is of type ‘u8 *’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2117: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘const u8 *’ but argument is of type ‘s32’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2117: warning: passing argument 5 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes integer from pointer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘size_t’ but argument is of type ‘u8 *’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2117: warning: passing argument 6 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘const u8 *’ but argument is of type ‘s32’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2117: error: too few arguments to function ‘cfg80211_roamed’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function ‘wl_bss_connect_done’:
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2149: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ from incompatible pointer type
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘struct ieee80211_channel *’ but argument is of type ‘u8 *’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2149: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘const u8 *’ but argument is of type ‘s32’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2149: warning: passing argument 5 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes integer from pointer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘size_t’ but argument is of type ‘u8 *’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2149: warning: passing argument 6 of ‘cfg80211_roamed’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
include/net/cfg80211.h:3035: note: expected ‘const u8 *’ but argument is of type ‘s32’
/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:2149: error: too few arguments to function ‘cfg80211_roamed’
make[1]: *** [/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/usr/local/src/hybrid-wl] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64'
Anyone can help me with this problem?
 
Old 10-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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do you HAVE TO, as in you "MUST 100% MUST use" SL6.3 on a laptop

running RHEL/Cent/SL is NOT recommended for laptops
wireless support is only one major problem
others are the sound and video ( there might not be any 3d support and only very limited 2d) and no sound
the mousepad
the buttons on the mousepad
and "wireless"

none of these are supported by red hat RHEL

now most laptops will "mostly"??? sort of mostly work "ok" -- mostly

some laptops will not even run

so do you NEED sl6 on a laptop ?

and i DO run sl6.3
But for running scientific software for working on spacecraft images ( think Cassini, LRO,MRO ,Messenger, Voyager,...)

but i DO NOT run it as my everyday desktop ( not laptop) OS .I use OpenSUSE for that
 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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If you want to have a go with SL6, that wiki might be a little out of date. Have you tried this instruction set
http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

I find the linuxwireless.org site very good.
 
Old 11-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
do you HAVE TO, as in you "MUST 100% MUST use" SL6.3 on a laptop

running RHEL/Cent/SL is NOT recommended for laptops
wireless support is only one major problem
others are the sound and video ( there might not be any 3d support and only very limited 2d) and no sound
the mousepad
the buttons on the mousepad
and "wireless"

none of these are supported by red hat RHEL

now most laptops will "mostly"??? sort of mostly work "ok" -- mostly

some laptops will not even run

so do you NEED sl6 on a laptop ?

and i DO run sl6.3
But for running scientific software for working on spacecraft images ( think Cassini, LRO,MRO ,Messenger, Voyager,...)

but i DO NOT run it as my everyday desktop ( not laptop) OS .I use OpenSUSE for that
FUD.

RHEL/CentOS/SL work just fine on laptop. The RHEL's 2.6.32 has loads of backported stuff and if by any chance you need a more recent kernel just enable the ELrepo repository and install kernel-ml.

Regarding BCM43225 just follow http://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod.
 
  


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