-   Slackware (
-   -   Slackware64 14.1 vs. Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card (

kikinovak 12-07-2013 06:57 AM

Slackware64 14.1 vs. Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

I just installed Slackware64 14.1 on a HP Pavilion DM1 netbook. Slackware64 14.0 was previously installed. The netbook has a Broadcom wireless card:

[root@buzz:~] # lspci | grep -i network
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

With Slackware64 14.0, I've been using the broadcom-sta driver for the wireless card. Unfortunately, I can't seem to build this driver on Slackware64 14.1. Here's what I get:


/tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3190:16: erreur: déréférencement d'un pointeur de type incomplet
  wl->proc_entry->data = wl;
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[1]: *** [/tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Erreur 1
make: *** [_module_/tmp/SBo/build-broadcom-sta] Erreur 2
make: on quitte le répertoire « /usr/src/linux-3.10.17 »

What now?

turtleli 12-07-2013 07:17 AM

Are you using the latest broadcom-sta Slackbuild and driver? I believe you are using an older version which does not support the 14.1 kernel.

mlangdn 12-07-2013 07:21 AM

I just tried it on my system and it built fine without errors. Its a 1.6mb file if you want me to email it to you. I have no idea what the errors mean.

Bertman123 12-07-2013 07:51 AM

Check out these posts:

I know that there is a new patch that is needed for the 3.8 kernel and later as well as new drivers from broadcom. I have the broadcom-sta driver installed as well (4312 card).

kikinovak 12-07-2013 10:00 AM

Thanks everybody. Card works fine now with the patched broadcom-sta.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.