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Old 05-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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BCM4313 on -current


BCM4313 doesn't wok on 13.37 without installing Broadcom STA, but it used to work on -current since the change to the git version of the kernel firmware until a while back. I'd left my netbook collecting dust for a while and today I brought it up to date with -current and my wifi stopped working. ifconfig -a only shows eth0 and the loopback interface. Broadcom sta is not building on -current.

Is that something that is happening only to me or did anyone have a similar experience?
 
Old 05-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Check this post. It will provide you with a patch to fix it.
 
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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You could also try brcmsmac from the 3.4 kernel, you'll need to enable it though before compiling the kernel.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

Last edited by dr.s; 05-16-2012 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link stormtracknole. The linked patch solved the problem for me.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #5
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thanks for the link too! still won't build though.
After applying patch I get -

make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.13'
scripts/Makefile.clean:17: /tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta/Makefile: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta/Makefile'. Stop.
make: *** [_clean_/tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.13

missing header files??
missing dependancy??
I'm gonna slap myself I know it
 
Old 05-27-2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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Script from slackbuild.org works on 13.37 64bit, but not for me on -current 64bit.
Make from within extracted tarball directory /hybrid-portsrc......, otherwise make couldn't find the makefile needed. Then insmod wl.ko!!
 
  


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