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Re: bcm43xx firmware is too old



On Fri, 11 May 2007, Clifford Snow wrote:

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 14:10 -0700, alan wrote:
On Fri, 11 May 2007, Clifford Snow wrote:

Received the following error message on F7 Test 4:
kernel: bcm43xx_mac80211: YOUR FIRMWARE IS TOO OLD. Firmware from binary
drivers older than version 4.x is unsupported. You must upgrade your
firmware files.

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This really depends on the model number and revision of your chipset.

I have a bcm4306 revision 2 chipset.  The bcm43xx_mac80211 driver will not
work for me.  (The chipset does not have enough memory for the revision 4
firmware.)  I had to blacklist that driver and use the old bcm43xx driver.

I also have the bcm4306 revision 2 chipset.  I'm not sure what you mean
by blacklist the driver to use the old bcm43xx driver.

If the older chip isn't able to handle the requirements for the new
bcm43xx module, shouldn't that be discovered on install?

"Should" and "Does" are two different things.

Add the module name to /etc/modules.d/blacklist. (Edit the file and you will see what it wants for format.)

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