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Old 03-30-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation b43-fwcutter-011 make error in Fedora 10


Hello, LQ. I am trying to get my integrated Broadcom BCM4318 (AirForce One) 54g 802.11 Wireless LAN Card working for my distro of Linux, Fedora 10 (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686). For some background info, I would like to tell you guys that I am dual-booting Fedora 10 (slave) with Windows XP (master) on an 80 gigabyte hard drive. It's a HP Pavilion zv6130us Laptop (If that helps). Because my only way to access the internet is through my WLAN card, I can NOT access the internet with Fedora 10. {NOTE: I CAN transfer files from Windows to Linux by mounting Windows to Linux and going from there). After a failed attempt to activate my WLAN card with ndiswrapper, someone gave me this link: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43. I saved the instructions for getting my card to work on a notepad. Next, I went to the two links listed in the website to download b43-fwcutter-011 and the Broadcom driver. Then, I downloaded the files on to my Windows Desktop and rebooted to Linux, mounted Windows to Linux and transferred the b43-fwcutter, the driver, and the instructions from my Windows Desktop to my Fedora Desktop. After that, I rebooted again, and proceeded to follow the instructions from the above link. I quickly stumbled on to an error when I used the command "make" from the b43-fwcutter-011 directory. I have worked night & day to get this WLAN Card to work to no avail. If someone could please help me so I can start using Linux instaed of Winblows. Heres a screenshot of what happened:

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I have very limited command line knowledge so please don't be too technical. Thanks VERY much LQ and I hope you guys can help me.


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leopard
 
Old 03-30-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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Can someone please help?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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Did you have some reason for not using the f43-fwcutter that was installed when you installed F10? Did you even try it?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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No! It was already there? How do I install the driver?.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 12:02 PM   #5
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The b43 driver has been shipped with Fedora since F8, and is automatically installed during kernel initialization. Do a ps -e | grep b43 and you should see that it's already running on your system, and a dmesg | grep -i lan should show you the massages generated during the boot process related to LAN installation.

All you need to do is run b43-fwcutter to get the hardware microcode into (IIRC) /lib/firmware/. (I had a laptop that used the Broadcom WiFi card, but it died a few years ago so I've probably forgotten the details.)
 
  


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