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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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broadcom-wl with kernel 3.10.5


Trying to build the broadcom-wl driver with the later kernel provided in current (3.10.5). I found a patch on the Gentoo site, but I can't seem to get it to work. Has anybody been successful in getting this to build?
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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I have the Broadcom-sta driver working with that kernel on --Current with the Broadcom BCM4312 chipset.

Back when I was setting it up, I had no luck with the Broadcom-wl.

I have a long thread on LQ from when I was setting this up; some of the responses to it might help you: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-926077/
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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I think the error is due to the new c++ compiler.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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Please post the error messages. They may help someone help you.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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I was able to get a working patch from Arch.

I went here and downloaded their tar file from here. The gzip file will contain the linux-recent.patch file. Copy that into your SBo source directory where you are going to build the broadcom-wl driver.

Modify the SlackBuild to include the patch like this:
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patch -p1 < $CWD/linux-recent.patch
Comment out any other previous patch. I'm using the SBo from the SlackBuilds website. Module loaded fine and all wireless connections now show up.

I will mark this thread a SOLVED! Thank you frankbell for your help.
 
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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Glad you are running and that I could help get you headed in the right direction a little bit.
 
Old 11-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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After upgrading to Slackware 14.1, I was unable to get the broadcom-sta driver to compile until I applied that patch from Arch. Thanks a lot!
 
  


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