Hi, After updating today to kernel 2.6.23-0.135.rc3.git7.fc8, my BCM wireless card broke (again). The previous kernel (2.6.23-0.129.rc3.git4.fc8) worked well. This time the problem was easy to find: in dmesg I got: Aug 25 17:41:42 sixtyfour kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed. Aug 25 17:41:42 sixtyfour kernel: b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/bcm43xx#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4). Despite the helpful message, the problem was not getting a driver, but being able to cut the firmware: the bcm43xx-fwcutter tool doesn't work with this new b43 version. Googling a bit I found that fwcutter changed: now 'b43-fwcutter' is needed. It doesn't seems to be a b43-fwcutter in rawhide repositories: # yum list '*b43*' Error: No matching Packages to list # yum list '*fwcutter*' Installed Packages bcm43xx-fwcutter.i386 006-3.fc8 installed # Getting the tarball (If anybody else needs it, you can get it at http://prdownload.berlios.de/bcm43xx/b43-fwcutter-008.tar.bz2) worked, and now I'm using the latest-and-greatest kernel. Maybe a nicer way to handle these changes would be delivering the needed package to the repositories, sending a heads-up to Fedora testers list, and then changing the kernel. Dino.
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