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Old 10-16-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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Broadcom 4306


I am currently on kernel 2.6.18-92.1.13.el5

I have tried the instructions from http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 for the b43 deprecated section. It seems to work fine until I get this message

extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR/bcm43xx_microcode2.fw: No such file or directory

Nothing seems to work. Can someone please help.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hi, at what stage do you get that message?
The only thing I can think of without more info is for you to make the firmware directory ("mkdir /lib/firmware") or to edit the FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR as mentioned on the website.

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Old 10-16-2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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[root@dhcp239-80 ~]# ./bcm43xx-fwcutter-006/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w "FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o

filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 3.130.20.0
MD5 : e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
microcodes : 2 4 5 11
pcms : 4 5

microcode : 2
revision : 0x0127
patchlevel : 0x000e
date : 2005-04-18
time : 02:36:27

microcode : 4
revision : 0x0127
patchlevel : 0x000e
date : 2005-04-18
time : 02:36:27

microcode : 5
revision : 0x0127
patchlevel : 0x000e
date : 2005-04-18
time : 02:36:27

microcode : 11
revision : 0x0127
patchlevel : 0x000e
date : 2005-04-18
time : 02:36:27

extracting bcm43xx_microcode2.fw ...
FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR/bcm43xx_microcode2.fw: No such file or directory
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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You did not say which distro you are using, but here is a good one that I used setting up Suse 10.2 and it explains why the b43xx driver does not work and how to blacklist it. It also gives you a link to a good driver.

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Broadcom_...ion_under_SUSE
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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If you have the later kernel then the last post in this thread explains the how to.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...search-674226/
 
Old 10-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #6
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I am using RHEL 5.
 
  


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