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katrok 10-07-2008 01:09 AM

Broadcom bcm4310 on Acer Aspire 4720Z not function in Fedora 8
 
hi all...

I've read all tutorial about Wireless FAQ on this forum, follow all tutorial to use my bcm4310 on Fedora. Btw I'm using FC8 with kernel 2.6.26.3-14.fc8

I've using b43-fwcutter...

[root@localhost 80211g]# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware bcmwl5.sys
Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum 38ca1443660d0f5f06887c6a2e692aeb.
[root@localhost 80211g]# cd /home/pai/Download/Linux/BCM4310/
[root@localhost BCM4310]# cd broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod
[root@localhost kmod]# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
This file is recognised as:
ID : FW11
filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 351.126
MD5 : 9207bc565c2fc9fa1591f6c7911d3fc0
Extracting b43/ucode4.fw
Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
Extracting b43/pcm4.fw
Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals4.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals4.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals4.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals4.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
[root@localhost kmod]# b43-fwcutter -l
b43-fwcutter version 011

Extracting firmware is possible from these binary driver files.
The <ID> column shows the unique identifier string for your firmware.
You must select the firmware with the same ID as printed by the kernel driver on modprobe.
Note that only recent drivers print such a message on modprobe.
Please read http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Dr...devicefirmware

<driver> <filename> <microcode> <ID> <MD5 checksum>

b43legacy wl_apsta.o 295.14 FW10 e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
b43 wl_apsta.o 351.126 FW11 9207bc565c2fc9fa1591f6c7911d3fc0
b43 wl_apsta_mimo.o 351.126 FW11 722e2e0d8cc04b8f118bb5afe6829ff9
b43 wl_apsta_mimo.o 410.2160 FW13 cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c


then I add to /etc/modprobe.conf

[root@localhost kmod]# vim /etc/modprobe.conf
================================================
alias wlan0 b43
================================================

[root@localhost kmod]# modprobe b43
[root@localhost kmod]# lspci | grep Broadcom
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)


after it I setting my network from GUI.... then I try iwlist wlan0 scan

it error...
======================================================================
b43 device wlan0 does not seem to be present
======================================================================

well I'm not give up then using ndiswrapper....

[root@localhost Download]# cd Linux/BCM4310/bcmwl5
[root@localhost bcmwl5]# ls
bcmwl5.inf bcmwl5.sys
[root@localhost bcmwl5]#

I also installed kmod-ndiswrapper, then I check...
==================================================
[root@localhost bcmwl5]# rpm -qa|grep kmod-ndiswrapper
kmod-ndiswrapper-1.53-3.lvn8.1
kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.26.3-14.fc8-1.53-3.lvn8.1
[root@localhost bcmwl5]#
[root@localhost bcmwl5]# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
driver bcmwl5 is already installed

[root@localhost bcmwl5]# ndiswrapper -ma
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

then ...

[root@localhost bcmwl5]# vim /etc/modprobe.conf
==================================================
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
==================================================
[root@localhost bcmwl5]# modprobe ndiswrapper
[root@localhost bcmwl5]# ndiswrapper -l
bcmwl5 : driver installed
[root@localhost bcmwl5]#

I setting again my network with GUI... and using iwlist wlan0 scan again
....

It still error and I can't using my Wireless...
======================================================================
b43 device wlan0 does not seem to be present
======================================================================

When I'm using Win32... the Wireless card was ok... it can seacrh AP with activated WiFi by push WiFi button (on Win32 the light was on)... like Bluetooth button...

But when I'm using FC8 and I push the WiFi button, the indicator light not on... and I got error from my /var/log/message.....
======================================================================
usb 7-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 7-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 7-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0a5c, idProduct=2101
usb 7-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 7-1: Product: Acer Module
usb 7-1: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
Bluetooth: HCI USB driver ver 2.9
usbcore: registered new interface driver hci_usb
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xd6 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e056 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xd6 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e056 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xd5 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e055 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xd5 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e055 <keycode>' to make it known.
CPU0 attaching NULL sched-domain.
CPU1 attaching NULL sched-domain.
CPU0 attaching sched-domain:
domain 0: span 0-1
groups: 0 1
CPU1 attaching sched-domain:
domain 0: span 0-1
groups: 1 0
======================================================================

soo... what must I've to do to resolve the problem... Is that true bcm4310 can't using on FC8 ????

Regard
Thanks

katrok 10-07-2008 08:57 AM

Broadcom bcm4310 on Acer Aspire 4720Z not function in Fedora 8
 
well this night I've try yum update.... but... seem bcm4310 still can used...


[root@localhost ~]# yum update kmod-ndiswrapper.i686
Loading "refresh-updatesd" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "kernel-module" plugin
Loading "fedorakmod" plugin
Loading "skip-broken" plugin
Repository fedora is listed more than once in the configuration
Repository fedora-debuginfo is listed more than once in the configuration
Repository fedora-source is listed more than once in the configuration
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* livna: livna.cat.pdx.edu
* fedora: ftp.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp
* updates: ftp.riken.jp
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper.i686 0:1.53-4.lvn8.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.26.5-28.fc8 = 1.53-4.lvn8.1 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.26.5-28.fc8.i686 0:1.53-4.lvn8.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.26.5-28.fc8 for package: kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.26.5-28.fc8
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.26.5-28.fc8 is needed by package kmod-ndiswrapper-2.6.26.5-28.fc8
[root@localhost ~]# uname -r
2.6.26.3-14.fc8
[root@localhost ~]# yum check-update kernel
Loading "refresh-updatesd" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "kernel-module" plugin
Loading "fedorakmod" plugin
Loading "skip-broken" plugin
Repository fedora is listed more than once in the configuration
Repository fedora-debuginfo is listed more than once in the configuration
Repository fedora-source is listed more than once in the configuration
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* livna: livna.cat.pdx.edu
* fedora: mirror.nus.edu.sg
* updates: mirror.nus.edu.sg
[root@localhost ~]#

what must I to do ????

katrok 10-11-2008 03:16 AM

it work !!!
 
finally it work :study: ... by ndis with correct driver (bcmwl5.inf) from other site...

(for Acer Aspire 4720Z)


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