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Old 11-17-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
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Question Need Native Linux Driver for BCM4712KPB Chipset


I have a Linksys WUSB54GS (no version number listed) USB wireless adapter that uses a Broadcom BCM4712KPB chipset. I have searched this entire forum and found only one post that mentions a chipset close to this one. Does anyone know of native linux driver that will work with this chipset? I am staying away from NDIS since the OS is Fedora Core 2 (FC2) and I don't want to recompile the kernel to use a larger stack. Thanks!
 
Old 11-18-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...50#post2216850
... a claim of getting this going.

There are no native linux drivers for this adapter.
You have to use ndiswrapper and hope (since ndiswrapper and usb do not always see eye to eye).

Most people just shell out for a PCI adapter instead.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:13 AM   #3
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I saw this thread previously, but it uses NDIS, which I am not interested in. I am certain that if I had a kernel with a stack larger than 4K I could get it working in no time. I am looking for a native driver, only. Thanks for the reply, though. Surely someone is working on a native driver, there are already native drivers for some of the other lines of Broadcom chipsets. Broadcom even has downloads available on their site for a few of the other series of chipsets.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:12 AM   #4
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I am looking for a native driver, only.
There ain't none.
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Thanks for the reply, though.
No prob.
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Surely someone is working on a native driver,
Heard the Prism54 project was working on one for the WUSB54G... not your chipset
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there are already native drivers for some of the other lines of Broadcom chipsets.
Sure, but not all of them. They use different chipsets. Different IP gets protected differently - go figure.
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Broadcom even has downloads available on their site for a few of the other series of chipsets.
That's right. What vendors make available or not is complete whimsy. I'd complain!

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat/all/page/1
However: you could try serialmonkey's rt2570 driver Same thing though - works with WUSB54G - not yours. No harm in fiddling.

I take it this is the "similar" chipset you found before? Actually, it's totally different. Only the names are similar.

It's ndiswrapper ar a different adapter. Sorry.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:03 AM   #5
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Recompiling the kernel with only a stack size change is really not a big deal. I understand not liking being forced to do it, but it's really your only reasonable option.

FC2 is very out of date. FC8 just dropped and there are probably some serious security issues in your now-unsupported version. 4K stack or not, I'd upgrade.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 12:25 AM   #6
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I just checked the system requirements for Fedora Core 8 and they are amazingly low...As low as Fedora Core 2, even! I figured the HDD space would at least increase due to the GUI increasing in presence. Oh well, looks like it might be a good time to upgrade...even if their still aren't any wireless drivers. :-)

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6.3. x86 Specifics for Fedora

This section covers specific information about Fedora and the x86 hardware platform.
6.3.1. Hardware requirements for x86

In order to use specific features of Fedora 8 during or after installation, you may need to know details of other hardware components such as video and network cards.
6.3.1.1. Processor and memory

The following CPU specifications are stated in terms of Intel processors. Other processors, such as those from AMD, Cyrix, and VIA that are compatible with and equivalent to the following Intel processors, may also be used with Fedora.

Fedora 8 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.

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Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
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Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
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Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
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Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
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Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB

6.3.1.2. Hard disk space

The disk space requirements listed below represent the disk space taken up by Fedora 8 after the installation is complete. However, additional disk space is required during the installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img on Installation Disc 1 plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.

In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for an "everything" installation. The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space.

Additional space is also required for any user data, and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
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I just realized they don't offer CD downloads anymore...just DVD, which obviously requires a DVD-ROM. That isn't mentioned in the system requirements. Maybe I should write them... I guess I could connect up a DVD-ROM for installation purposes.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 02:04 AM   #8
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That's what everyone else does.
Though, with a fast internet connection, you can net-install?
http://felipec.wordpress.com/2007/11...tall-from-usb/
... from usb, or burn to a CD.

The installed footprint and system requirements is something that seems to have had a lot of work in the last few years.

My computer has got faster, the linux system requirements have reduced, means each iteration is an exponential leap

Have fun.

http://www.fedorafaq.org/
http://www.mjmwired.net/

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