Broadcom network card driver support issues [ongoing]

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pinkytoes
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Re: nm-applet: failed to initialise D-bus

Post by pinkytoes » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:47

here's what

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find / -name "wl.*" 2> /dev/null
had to say:

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/etc/mod probe.d/wl.conf
/usr/src/linux-3.13.0-sabayon/drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c
/lib64/firmware/car19170fw/carlfw/include/wl.h
/lib64/modules/3.12.0-sabayon/net/wireless/wl.ko

i take two things away from this:
1. my latest kernel does not flag wl.ko
2. on a board with over 9,225 active members, i am the only one affected by this change.

and the corollary to #2 combined with the fact that this whole thread is basically a year-long soliloquy
to journal all the ways that i am not welcome as a sabayon user: this was personal.

(edit - this is not a fansite for a corporation, this is the official forum for an open-source software)
(having this thread up and active for a full year should have warranted at least a warning pm, imho)
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pinkytoes
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Re: nm-applet: failed to initialise D-bus

Post by pinkytoes » Tue Apr 29, 2014 15:15

<zetok> ? switcher
<ParkerBeta> [0] switcher:http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title ... l_Switcher
<pinkytoes> am i safe to roll back to 3.12.* on the theory that 3.13.* breaks my wifi?
<zetok> depends... are you sure that you don't run anything that requires patches from 3.13? that being said,
<zetok> there isn't much beside btrfs and perhaps few other things that may not really like going with older kernel
<pinkytoes> is there a way i can determine whether or not the newest kernel has wl.ko use flag?
<mystica555-work> install sabayon-sources and then look at the .config file within /usr/src/linux-sabayon-version/

<mystica555-work> there is apparently a package: broadcom-sta
it contains 2 very useful files:
/lib/modules/3.13.0-sabayon/net/wireless/wl.ko
/etc/modprobe.d/wl.conf
presumably newer versions will want that package installed, in addition to the kernel
as it would appear the kernel itself does not contain it now
<pinkytoes> so i can install broadcom-sta without touching my kernel?
broadcom-sta application failed. how do i check the management log?
oh. it seems the lack of wifi is what is preventing the installation

<mystica555-work> does 'lack of wifi' imply 'lack of usable internet connection' ?
i could go out and buy a hybrid cable for my lan port, looks sorta like an hdmi port
unless there is some way to put the broadcom-sta package on a usb drive and install it from there?
<mystica555-work> you can definitely put the package on a usb stick
<mystica555-work> http://www.go-parts.com/mirrors-usa/sab ... e/amd64/5/
and look for broadcom-sta tbz2 files that match with your version perhaps

<pinkytoes> if i have a livelinux usb pre-wifi-break, can i access the package i need from it?
<mystica555-work> you can manually rmmod the wrong modules
and manually insmod or modprobe the proper one(s) in the right order
you can boot with that, using proper wireless drivers,
and chroot into your sabayon system then run the equo install broadcom-sta

okay what happened was... i thought my kernel updated to 3.13 but it was actualy 3.14
so using a friend's cellphone and a usb cable i got rigo to install broadcom-sta 3.14
and after reboot my wifi and the nm-applet are working the way you would expect.
hopefully i can reuse the past 48 hours work in much less time, next time around.
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pinkytoes
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Re: Broadcom network card driver support issues [ongoing]

Post by pinkytoes » Fri May 15, 2015 7:14

for the record i've been running sabayon
on this laptop for eighteen months now,
and every time i see broadcom license in an update
i know it will try to shut down my wifi yet again. :/
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