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Old 01-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Trouble enabling wifi on Fedora 14 KDE Spin with BCM43225


I'm not quite a newbie, but I'm not a hardware, driver or kernel geek. I don't know how to blacklist a kernel mod, nor which kernel mods if any I should blacklist in any case. I've been trying to get this to work for a while, following several different step-by-step instruction sets, so I may have got myself painted into a corner. I would rather not have to reinstall.

Hardware: Acer Apire TimelineX 1830T-3721

uname -a:
Code:
Linux apollo 2.6.35.10-74.fc14.i686 #1 SMP Thu Dec 23 16:17:40 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
lspci:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
lsusb:
Code:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1d8 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
As root, I ran system-config-network.

Under the Devices tab, there's a device, Profile is checked, Status is Inactive, Device is eth1, Nickname is eth1, Type is Wireless. The "Activate" button at the top is grey.

Under the Hardware tab, theres 2 entries, one "Broadcom Corporation | Wireless | eth1 | system" the other is my wired "Atheros Comm. | Ethernet | eth0 | system"

I deleted the Broadcom hardware, then went back to the Devices tab and clicked the "New" button.

* Under "Select Device Type" I chose "Wireless connection" and click "Forward".
* Under "Select Wireless Device," I saw Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (eth1). I selected it and clicked "Forward."
* Under "Configure Wireless Connection," I chose Mode: Managed, SSID: coblefamily key: *****
* Under Configure Network Settings, I left "Automatically... dhcp" clicked and clicked "Forward."
Then I saw the summary page, "Create Wireless Device" everything looked fine.
I clicked "Apply"
Then I clicked "Activate" and I got this message:

Code:
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

Determining IP information for eth1.../etc/init.d/functions: line 51: /dev/stderr: Permission denied
/etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: line 51: /dev/stderr: Permission denied
I sure would appreciate any help or insight anyone can offer.

Last edited by coble; 01-30-2011 at 06:22 PM. Reason: accidental submit.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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Addendum regarding network status

This looks like it's connected (it's not)... I just don't know why I'm not getting an IP addresss...

ifconfig:
Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:6A:8A:25:C4:E2  
          inet addr:192.168.0.106  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::226a:8aff:fe25:c4e2/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:8491 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8275 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:7
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:671406 (655.6 KiB)  TX bytes:621358 (606.7 KiB)
          Interrupt:45 

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 18:F4:6A:AB:FE:3E  
          inet6 addr: fe80::1af4:6aff:feab:fe3e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:38
          TX packets:0 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:17 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:640 (640.0 b)  TX bytes:640 (640.0 b)
iwconfig:
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"coblefamily"  Nickname:"apoll"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:23:69:AA:05:72   
          Bit Rate=48 Mb/s   Tx-Power:24 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Managementmode:All packets received
          Link Quality=2/5  Signal level=-73 dBm  Noise level=-89 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:18  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

Last edited by coble; 01-30-2011 at 06:44 PM. Reason: Clarifying
 
Old 02-04-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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Talking Any ideas?

I'm open to anything at this point, including a new distro.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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Did you install the STA driver from Broadcom?
can you give us the output of a lsmod?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #5
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lsmod! I knew I was forgetting something.

I'll post it when I get home tonight.
 
  


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