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Old 07-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #16
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Well, I have followed the instructions here: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...entioned_above
However, after
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b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
, I find out that this issue about md5sum is following me.
Quote:
Sorry, the imput file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e.

Last edited by lensilvan; 07-15-2013 at 07:57 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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You do not need the Broadcom-STA driver for the b43 card you have. I recommend you remove it from your system as all your card requires is the loadable firmware:

Download, build, and install these EXACT packages from SlackBuilds to get your card working:

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.../b43-fwcutter/

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.../b43-firmware/

I'm guessing you have the 14e4:432c revision judging from the lspci readout you provided.

Secondly, you should not have to edit your scripts just to get the card working and provide the WPA/WPA2 keys for secure wi-fi. I recommend you install NetworkManager or Wicd to manage the network for you. Both come by default with Slackware 14.0, with NetworkManager installed by default on a full installation, and Wicd is located in the /extras directory.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #18
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Yes, I have already installed the slackbuild b43-fwcutter but I can't install firmware:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4984538
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4984538
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4986705
 
Old 07-17-2013, 03:55 AM   #19
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Can't instal;l firmware? That's always a bitch. This instruction
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b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
will work only if
1. You have cd'ed to the directory where you have the broadcom package unarchived, & 'ls' shows the broadcom-wl package

2. You have exactly version broadcom-wl-5.100.138. If not, correct it.

3. There is a file wl_apsta.o.

You will know you got it when you see a few filenames come up on the terminal you're working with, as the various firmware files are extracted.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 01:13 AM   #20
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Sorry for the reply delayed.
I've cd'ed to the directory where broadcom-wl-5.100.138 is there (the version is correct) as well as the repertories config and Linux and wl_apsta.o.
However,
Code:
 b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
Gives only
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Cannot open input file broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
Same disappointing result as root.

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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I use the broadcom-sta driver myself and if you do use that you need to blacklist the b43 & ssb drivers and then reboot.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 10:13 PM   #22
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broadcom-sta did not worked for me.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...6/#post4983401
 
Old 08-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lensilvan View Post
Sorry for the reply delayed.
I've cd'ed to the directory where broadcom-wl-5.100.138 is there (the version is correct) as well as the repertories config and Linux and wl_apsta.o.
However,
Code:
 b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
Gives only

Same disappointing result as root.
@Lenslivan: You're simply not giving enough effort to make these suggestions work, or enough feedback to allow us to suggest anything else. Try these intstructions
Code:
sudo updatedb
locate wl_apasta.o
The first updates the database, which takes time. 2
2nd finds the file. Then point bw43-fwcutter at the file and try again
 
Old 08-10-2013, 11:39 AM   #24
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the broadcom-sta will work if you blacklist the b43 & ssb drivers in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and then re-boot.

If you do not blacklist those driver then it will not work.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 09:50 PM   #25
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the broadcom-sta will work if you blacklist the b43 & ssb drivers in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and then re-boot.

If you do not blacklist those driver then it will not work.
My first message was a bit confusing but I blaklisted b43 and ssb and anyway it did not work.

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@Lenslivan: You're simply not giving enough effort to make these suggestions work, or enough feedback to allow us to suggest anything else. Try these intstructions
Code:
sudo updatedb
locate wl_apasta.o
I'm far from being an expert. You have to tell me what should I do, ask to give the output of commands, etc...

The first updates the database, which takes time. 2
2nd finds the file. Then point bw43-fwcutter at the file and try again
The command Updatedb remained silent (no output). wl_apasta.o exists and was found at $HOME/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o as expected.
The same error appears.
Code:
~$  b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
No sorry. the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e.
However, when I "cd" to the directory where wl_apasta.o is located ( $HOME/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o ), it respond by the following:
Quote:
Cannot open input file broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:13 AM   #26
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:53 AM   #27
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:32 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lensilvan View Post
My first message was a bit confusing but I blaklisted b43 and ssb and anyway it did not work.




I'm far from being an expert. You have to tell me what should I do, ask to give the output of commands, etc...

The first updates the database, which takes time. 2
2nd finds the file. Then point bw43-fwcutter at the file and try again
The command Updatedb remained silent (no output). wl_apasta.o exists and was found at $HOME/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o as expected.
The same error appears.
Code:
~$  b43-fwcutter -w "/lib/firmware" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
No sorry. the input file is either wrong or not supported by b43-fwcutter.
This file has an unknown MD5sum e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e.
However, when I "cd" to the directory where wl_apasta.o is located ( $HOME/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o ), it respond by the following:
Seems like you have written the name of the wl_apasta.o file wrongly?
 
Old 08-28-2013, 06:52 AM   #29
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The errors you have are rather weird, b43-fwcutter shouldn't be having problems with extracting the firmware since the checksums for wl_apsta.o are correct. However, it is claiming that the checksums are "unknown".

Have you tried redownloading and reinstalling b43-fwcutter?

Last edited by turtleli; 08-28-2013 at 06:57 AM. Reason: Improve clarity
 
Old 08-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #30
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Quite possibly the wrong version of the b43-fwcutter is being used. IIRC, newer is not necessarily better. This version works for one thing, that one for another. At least that USED to be the way.

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
 
  


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