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Old 10-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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Question broadcom-sta-SlackBuild not finding driver


I am trying to install my broadcom wireless driver. broadcom-sta-SlackBuild is giving me the following error and I dont understand why.

I edited the version number in the broadcom-sta-SlackBuild to match ther version number of the hybrid-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141.tar.gz driver.

Can anyone see what I might be doing wrong?


Here is my terminal window output

bash-4.2# pwd
/home/zarniwoop/broadcom/broadcom-sta
bash-4.2# ls -al |more
total 1728
drwxr-xr-x 2 zarniwoop users 4096 Oct 2 04:26 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 zarniwoop users 4096 Oct 1 05:42 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 zarniwoop users 507 Sep 29 2012 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 zarniwoop users 523 Sep 29 2012 bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
-rwxr-xr-x 1 zarniwoop users 1678 Oct 1 05:09 broadcom-sta.SlackBuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 zarniwoop users 477 Sep 29 2012 broadcom-sta.info
-rw-r--r-- 1 zarniwoop users 136 Sep 29 2012 doinst.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 zarniwoop users 1735911 Sep 30 18:28 hybrid-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_
223_141.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 zarniwoop users 827 Sep 29 2012 slack-desc
bash-4.2# sh ./broadcom-sta.SlackBuild
tar: /home/zarniwoop/broadcom/broadcom-sta/hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
bash-4.2#


Here is the broadcom-sta-SlackBuild file version number.

#!/bin/sh
# Slackware build script for broadcom-sta proprietary wireless driver
# Written by David Matthew Jerry Koenig <koenigdavidmj@gmail.com>
# Public domain.

PRGNAM=broadcom-sta
VERSION=35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141
BUILD=${BUILD:-2}
TAG=${TAG:-_SBo}
 
Old 10-02-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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honestly ive had so many problems with broadcom i just stoped using it i suggest you do the same i know its not ideal but yer
 
Old 10-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Not sure but your ls output shows this

hybrid-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141.tar.gz

Whereas the script is looking for

hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_141.tar.gz

What device is it? Does the b43 driver support it? If it's better to just build a newer kernel and get the suitable firmware using b43-fwcutter (also in slackbuilds).
 
Old 10-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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Check out this link: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...53#post5032753

I ran into the exact same problem. You'll need to apply a new patch and modify the slackbuild a little bit.
 
  


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