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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #16
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I think that either your "blacklist" doesn't work or your build of "broadcom-sta" didn't succed
I agree with you, is there anyway to have the build output a log file of some sort so I can post it to you guys to make sure my build is without errors? If not, is there anyway to have the output sent to the screen one page at a time so I can read all of it without it trailing off the top? Also I tried rmmod and the blacklisted modules were not loaded so I am pretty sure the error is in my build
 
Old 10-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #17
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double posted by accident

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #18
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If you use the b43-firmware and b43-fwcutter packages do not blacklist anything.
This again. You don't want Broadcom-sta and you don't want to blacklist anything. Build the b43fwcutter and install, then the same for b43firmware, install wicd from /extra and it should be good to go.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #19
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still not working, hmmm I guess i'll try and reinstall slackware. Worst case I'll revert back to 13.37 and try that. Thanks for the help everyeone
 
Old 10-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #20
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I wouldn't consider reverting back to 13.37 necessary. As stated before, I have the exact same chip:
Code:
Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
and it works without any problems here.

I would recommend to remove the broadcom-sta driver and the lines from the blacklist file you added, reboot and then have a look at the output of
Code:
iwconfig
to see if it works now. If it doesn't work have a look at
Code:
lsmod | grep -E "wl|b43"
to see if there are driver conflicts.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #21
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Glad I saw your post tobi, iwconfig shows a device now which is progress lol. I'm not too sure how to interrupt what the other command showed me, any tips on what to look for? Lastly how do I remove the sta driver?
 
Old 10-05-2012, 03:29 AM   #22
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Glad I saw your post tobi, iwconfig shows a device now which is progress lol. I'm not too sure how to interrupt what the other command showed me, any tips on what to look for? Lastly how do I remove the sta driver?
try removepkg broadcom-sta
 
Old 10-05-2012, 04:39 AM   #23
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I had the same problem with bcm4312 and solved it after 2 days of trying. And here is the how... I did it all as root...

Code:
wget slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/13.37/network/broadcom-sta.tar.gz
Code:
tar zxvf broadcom-sta.tar.gz
Navigate with cd to broadcom-sta folder

Code:
wget www.mindwerks.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
Open broadcom-sta.SlackBuild in some text editor ang go to the end of this line
Code:
tar xvf $CWD/hybrid-portsrc_${MY_ARCH}-v$(printf $VERSION|tr . _).tar.gz
and then press enter to go to new line and paste this
Code:
patch -p0 src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < $CWD/bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
save this and exit text editor

Make the script executable with chmod if necessary
Code:
chmod +x broadcom-sta.SlackBuild
then you need to download this file for 64 bit slack
Code:
wget www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz
and this is for 32 bit slack
Code:
wget www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-portsrc_x86_32-v5_100_82_112.tar.gz
and then you can compile it
Code:
./broadcom-sta.SlackBuild
and install it
Code:
installpkg /tmp/name of the package.tgz
if you use 32 bit slack package is
Code:
broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112_3.2.29-i486-1_SBo.tgz
if you use 64 bit slack package is
Code:
broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112_3.2.29-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz
then blacklist the modules in /etc/modprobe.d/b43_blacklist.conf
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcma
blacklist ssb


That should be it... You can reboot now and hope that it works! good luck

Last edited by yetii; 10-05-2012 at 05:03 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #24
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If you use 13.37,you can download driver form bcm official website.(http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php)

The official only support kernel 2.6.X.
Now I reinstall slackware 13.37.I don't think the newest is better,I like stable
 
Old 10-06-2012, 08:08 AM   #25
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If you use 13.37,you can download driver form bcm official website.(http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php)

The official only support kernel 2.6.X.
Now I reinstall slackware 13.37.I don't think the newest is better,I like stable
same here, I did some research and I guess theres not a HUGE difference in the new kernel so im reverting back to see if I can get wifi working on 13.37
 
Old 10-06-2012, 08:33 AM   #26
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same here, I did some research and I guess theres not a HUGE difference in the new kernel so im reverting back to see if I can get wifi working on 13.37
Yesterday I install slackware 13.37 and download drivers from official website .My wireless works well.
But I think some differences .
Finally ,Good luck !
 
Old 10-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #27
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Before reverting back, just give this a try:
- Make a clean install of Slackware 14
- Use the SlackBuilds to install b43-fwcutter and b43-firmware, don't blacklist anything
- Reboot, try if you can connect with NetworkManager or wicd
 
Old 10-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #28
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Before reverting back, just give this a try:
- Make a clean install of Slackware 14
- Use the SlackBuilds to install b43-fwcutter and b43-firmware, don't blacklist anything
- Reboot, try if you can connect with NetworkManager or wicd
me?But now my wireless adapter had worked well.
Maybe next time I will try 14.
THKS

BTW: I like wicd

Last edited by boy_China; 10-06-2012 at 09:04 AM. Reason: forget somethings
 
Old 10-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #29
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Things are looking good in 13.37, installed cutter and firmware and then did ifconfig wlan0 up and my wifi light finally went on(good sign right? lol). I am still stuck on one thing, I did a manual connect using iwconfig essid network name key password and iwconfig shows my router and this info matches what I see on my other laptop so im pretty sure that it "connected". However, I cannot get any website to come up at all, any ideas? Once again thanks for all the help guys

update: I can even scan wireless networks around me using iwlist wlan0 scan so I know for sure my drivers are setup correctly.

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #30
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Finaly got it working guys, thanks a ton for all your help and when im done playing around with somethings i'll come back and post a solution to the problem just incase someone else runs into trouble.

edit: one small issue, dhclient doesnt get me an ip when encyption is on. Is there a special way I have to enter the key? Im doing it like this right now: iwconfig wlan0 essid networkname key 12459393

I read the man page on iwconfig and it says to prefix the key with s: if the key is to be taken as an assci value but for some reason this option fails with the message "error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; invalid arguement

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