Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Florida
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 273

Rep: Reputation: 30
Installing b43 drivers in Backtack 3

I hope this counts as a software question. . .

Anyways, apparantly I'm an idiot, but I can't seem to get the b43 drivers installed on backtrack. For those of you who don't know, backtrack is a linux live CD.

I need to install the b43 drivers to get my card to work. Backtrack 3 comes with the bcm43xx drivers, and a patch file for the b43 drivers, but no kernel source. I don't know how to apply a patch file without kernel source, but if anyone has any ideas, that would be fantastic. I've pulled so much hair out at this point that I'm pretty much going bald.

I'd prefer not to have to download and compile a kernel, though if that's what I have to do, then well, that's what I have to do.

If there's some sort of way I could simply download the binary of the b43 module alone without getting everything, that would be awesome, but I think that the b43 module itself needs to be patched, so I don't know if that's feasible.

Thanks in advance, I'm sure to some of you this seems like a stupid and obvious question.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unable to set-up network card on Backtack 3 t3chno Linux - Networking 1 10-19-2008 11:50 PM
Am I using the b43 driver? Shouldn't I be using b43legacy?? thatwaschrislee Linux - Newbie 5 07-15-2008 01:16 PM
b43 or b43legacy? C-Sniper Slackware 4 06-23-2008 06:39 AM
b43 on Fedora 7 dellthinker Fedora 3 06-10-2008 03:01 PM
problems in installing drivers for myson mtd80x fast based ethernet card drivers pop_harish Linux - Hardware 0 02-12-2005 05:27 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration