HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby Clayton » Fri Feb 29, 2008 15:23

I figured out what I did wrong in my last post so please disregard. I finished all the steps and rebooted. But, when I tried to connect it still isnt connecting via my Wireless Card. This is what I get when I do iwconfig, but it shows that it is there. Any thoughts on why it will not connect?
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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.

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lspci | grep -i -e network -e wireless -e broadcom
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby chickpea » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:48

Post the output of ifconfig too.

also, post the output of lsmod, did you make sure that the module loaded ok?
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby Clayton » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:59

Here is the output of those things. As you will see I'm not connected via wired either currently as I am in a wireless zone.
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localhost clayton # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1D:09:B6:33:39
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:10

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

localhost clayton # uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.23-sabayon-r1 #1 SMP Sun Dec 23 14:55:40 UTC 2007 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
localhost clayton # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           4740  0
snd_seq_oss            30228  0
snd_seq_midi_event      7808  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                47284  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          8716  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
ipv6                  254948  14
nvidia               7846588  36
ohci_hcd               23684  0
bcm43xx               113620  0
b44                    25872  0
sdhci                  17804  0
ieee80211softmac       28032  1 bcm43xx
ssb                    34180  2 ohci_hcd,b44
mmc_core               28292  1 sdhci
ieee80211              32328  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
pcmcia                 38260  1 ssb
snd_hda_intel         252956  0
ieee80211_crypt         6784  1 ieee80211
i2c_i801                9488  0
intel_agp              24084  0
i2c_core               24064  2 nvidia,i2c_i801
joydev                 10688  0
tg3                   101124  0
e1000                 112192  0
scsi_wait_scan          2304  0
sl811_hcd              12416  0
uhci_hcd               23696  0
ehci_hcd               32652  0


Also of note I now have 3 entries on Grub startup
Gentoo
Sabayon
Vista

Vista and Sabayon both boot up fine, but when I try to boot Gentoo I get to where terminal pops up then it changes to a blinking cursor. When I go to Verbose mode it says that there was a error with X server.
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby chickpea » Sat Mar 01, 2008 15:17

You need to blacklist bcm43xx. Look in your lsmod output! You are still loading bcm43xx, you needed to cut that out of the kernel at configure time. You didn't follow my post very closely. That will conflict with b43. Also, you have a module called b44, which I am not familiar with, but seems to be a next gen b43. Never tried it, but i wonder if it conflicts as well.

Try first adding "blacklist bcm43xx" to /etc/modules.d/blacklist
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby Clayton » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:47

I followed the directions and I hit save on the window that popped up...but I did notice when I went through them for a second time that the 1st thing in xconfig was sitll checked and the other 2 were not. And looking at it again even after saving it, they dont stay the way that it is supposed to be. What I am wondering is that maybe it is in the other bootup option that it is saved under and not this one. Is there any other way to do this manually in Konsole?

Thanks for the patience and help
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby chickpea » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:54

I really didn't understand your questions. What boot options? this is a kernel configuration step. not sure what problems you are experiencing.
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby Clayton » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:05

Ok, when I bootup Grub now gives me 3 options.

Sabayon Linux (2.6.24-gentoo)
Sabayon Linux x86 3.5 Standard Edition
Vista

Vista and Sabayon both work when I boot up, but when I try booting Gentoo up I get the following error
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rc-scripts:  Errors while restoring defaults, ignoring
X server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly
Unable to fire up local display :0; disabling.


It is just stuck on the Sabayon Terminal window like what you see right before you enter your username and password.

I guess what I'm asking could it be saved in that other version, but since it wont start up I cannot access those changes then?
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby chickpea » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:37

genkernel puts your most recent kernel as the first grub option, if that is not working, then something happened with the kernel configuration/compilation
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby Clayton » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:46

Would you recommend that I try doing it again or just using NDis and trying to get that to work? Or anything else that I should try?
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Re: HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless cards With Native Drivers

Postby chickpea » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:12

sure give it another go. You did run

module-rebuild rebuild

after installing the new kernel right?
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