Re: bcm43xx problem

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 00:55:07 +0200, Sinan Nalkaya wrote:

i have updated Etch installed, Dell inspiron 1501 laptop, which has broadcom
wireless chip on it. i followed the every instruction step by step on . since i have an supported chip (4311 rev1)
according to the list on bcm43xx homepage, i installed the
bcm43xx-fwcutter, run it and get the needed *.fw files under
/lib/firmware, but udev couldnt create device file for my
wireless ethernet. here is the commands i typed and results.

sinan:/home/sinan# lspci -nn | grep 14e4
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
sinan:/home/sinan#modprobe bcm43xx
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation
bcm43xx driver

I think you would see more "bcm43xx" lines if the driver worked

bcm43xx 408640 0
firmware_class 10048 1 bcm43xx
ieee80211softmac 27456 1 bcm43xx
ieee80211 30664 2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
ieee80211_crypt 6272 1 ieee80211

sinan:/sys/class/net# udevmonitor
udevmonitor prints the received event from the kernel [UEVENT]
and the event which udev sends out after rule processing [UDEV]

UEVENT[1193788238.883126] add@/module/ieee80211_crypt
UDEV [1193788238.884073] add@/module/ieee80211_crypt
UEVENT[1193788238.886112] add@/module/ieee80211
UDEV [1193788238.887048] add@/module/ieee80211
UEVENT[1193788238.888978] add@/module/ieee80211softmac
UDEV [1193788238.889910] add@/module/ieee80211softmac
UEVENT[1193788238.891280] add@/module/firmware_class
UEVENT[1193788238.894374] add@/module/bcm43xx
UEVENT[1193788238.906811] add@/bus/pci/drivers/bcm43xx
UDEV [1193788238.907735] add@/module/firmware_class
UDEV [1193788238.908371] add@/module/bcm43xx
UDEV [1193788238.908935] add@/bus/pci/drivers/bcm43xx

kernel is 2.6.18-5-k7

what can i try from here,i dont want to use ndiwrapper.

A backported 2.6.22 kernel for Etch is available from
The git history of the kernel lists a "Fix for 4311" which was committed
on 2007-02-14 (2.6.18 was released on 2006-09-19):;a=commit;h=740ac4fb08866d702be90f167665d03759bd27d0

Maybe you will have more success with the newer kernel.

Regards, |
Florian |

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