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kernel 2.6.x and Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (kmod-wl)

On this Asus EeePC seashell series Notebook:
<a href="http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_e9f34fbb-dd9d-4b7d-8c77-027292c81297" title="http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_e9f34fbb-dd9d-4b7d-8c77-027292c81297">http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_e9f34fbb-dd9d-4b7d-8c77-027292c81297</a>

After kernel update to 3.6.[12] (plus relative kmod-wl* module) the WiFi
stop work

I have found this article:
<a href="https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1176829" title="https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1176829">https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1176829</a>

then I have install the akmod driver and I have apply to .spec file this
patch:

Rebuild with "rpmbuild -ba rpmbuild/SPECS/wl-kmod.spec", remove old
module "rmmod wl", uninstall and reinstall new RPMS generated, reload
module "modprobe wl", and test it:

Now WiFi work

Hope this help

Many thanks

Comments

Re: kernel 2.6.x and Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.1

By tim.lauridsen@g... at 10/23/2012 - 12:36

my laptop has

03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n
Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

and it works great with the 3.6.x kernel in F18 out of the box, in earlier
releases I had to use the kmod-wl driver.

Have you tried to remove all the wl stuff and see if it work without, if
you have kmod-wl installed it will black list the kernel buildin BCM4313
drivers.

You can also try to boot an F18 Live cd to check if it works. in tree
drivers is preferred over out of tree ones :)

Tim

Re: kernel 2.6.x and Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.1

By Dario Lesca at 10/25/2012 - 04:21

Il giorno mar, 23/10/2012 alle 12.36 -0400, <a href="mailto:tim. ... at gmail dot com">tim. ... at gmail dot com</a> ha
scritto:
like mine

I do not try f18, this test would have made ​​if rebuild the driver
failed

Without kmod-wl the wireless do not work.

This weekend I'll try to use a f18 live cd or install a f18 ... then I
will update you.

Many thanks

Re: kernel 3.6.x and Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.1

By Dario Lesca at 10/23/2012 - 10:40

Il giorno mar, 23/10/2012 alle 11.41 +0200, Dario Lesca ha scritto: