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Old 03-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Configuring broadcom BCM43225 wifi in fedoa 14

My OS is Fedora 14 (x64)
First of all i can't get the network manager to recognize my wifi card, though it recognizes my Ethernet card,
while creating a new wifi connection the drop down list shows a device named as Broadcom Tigon 3.
I chkconfig'ed network, wpa_supplicant services, but still when i press the hardware switch on my laptop(Acer Aspire 5742G) only the Bluetooth service is activated.

lspci shows--

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

uname -r --

I downloaded hybrid-portsrc_x86_64-v5_100_82_112.tar from
and during 'make' encountered following errors

KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
Using CFG80211 API
CC [M] /home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
CC [M] /home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
CC [M] /home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
CC [M] /home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o
LD [M] /home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/wl.o
ld: Relocatable linking with relocations from format elf64-x86-64 (/home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/lib/wlc_hybrid.o_shipped) to format elf32-i386 (/home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/wl.o) is not supported
make[2]: ***
[/home/slipstream/hybrid_wl/wl.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/slipstream/hybrid_wl] Error 2
Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
make: *** [all] Error 2

any help is appreciated.
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Doesn't look like a 64-bit kernel you are running.
Is there no Broadcom driver in the (rpmfusion ?) repos ?.
Old 03-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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fedora 14 hit End of Life, back in December of 2011
it is no longer supported .

Please stay current if you are going to use fedora
Install Fedora 16 , then in 2 to 3 months fedora 17

OS is Fedora 14 (x64)
no you are NOT .You ARE running a 32 bit kernel
i686 is 32 bit
you installed the 32 bit kernel AND source
this is NOT a 64 bit install ,anymore.

that Broadcom driver should be built into the 3.3 kernel in fedora 16
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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I'm really sorry for posting this question without properly verifying the architecture, i'll give fedora 16 a try. One last thing i would like to ask is that I've Linux as a subject this semester, though i'm somewhat well versed in most of the topics including servers(Apache,ftp,ssh,squid,telnet,NIS,mail etc) my familiarity with them is on Red hat Linux entirely and i'm thinking of giving another distributions a go,
i mean nearly all server packages come as part of the distribution in Red hat DVD, is it true for other distros like Cent OS, Slackware etc, also do most of the command structure and directories(where the packages are installed) remain same, like I've not seen /boot/grub/ in Ubuntu 9.


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