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Old 09-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
turtleli
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For kernel building try http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding, it says for building 2.6.x kernels but it will work for the 3.x kernels, I use a similar procedure when I build kernels.

If you start from the Slackware huge kernel config I think you'll need to enable B43_PHY_N, perhaps BCMA and BCMA_HOST_PCI as well. Choose to build these as modules if the option is available, that way if the wireless driver stops working for some reason you simply have to unload and reload the modules and then reconnect instead of restarting the system.

B43_PHY_N:
Code:
Device Drivers ->
	[*]Network Device Support ->
		[*]Wireless LAN ->
			<M>   Broadcom 43xx wireless support (mac80211 stack)
			[*]   Support for 802.11n (N-PHY) devices (EXPERIMENTAL)
BCMA and BCMA_HOST_PCI:
Code:
Device Drivers ->
	Broadcom Specific AMBA ->
		[M]BCMA support
		[*]   Support for BCMA on PCI-host bus
Some notes:
Kernel 3.1 - the slackbuilds should work fine.
Kernel 3.2 or newer - the b43-firmware slackbuild will need to be modified.
 
  


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