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Re: <DRIVERFILE> for bcm43xx-fwcutter



On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:13:40 -0400, Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:25:16 -0700, Endy wrote:
[...]

I downloaded R102318.EXE from Dell, extracted it with unzip -a ,
and ran:

bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware /root/firmware/bcmwl5.sys 2>&1 | tee cut.log

and

modprobe bcm43xx

I then ran system-config-network.  On the GUI, click new, select
Wireless Connection, and click Forward.  At this point a number of
diagnostics appear in the widow running system-config-network
(see below).  My only choice is "Other Wireless Card". I select it
and click Forward. In the next box, among other things, there
is a drop-down list of devices.  BCM4306 is not one of them.  The
closest is Broadcom Tigon3, which I doubt is correct.

It seems to me that the system does not know about the device.
On the other hand:

[root mbrc15 ~]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2346 B
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

[root mbrc15 ~]# lspsi
...
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
...

[root mbrc15 ~]# lsmod | grep bcm
bcm43xx               419681  0
ieee80211softmac       35137  1 bcm43xx
ieee80211              35081  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
bcm43xx_mac80211      397985  0
ssb                    35013  1 bcm43xx_mac80211
mac80211              145609  2 rc80211_simple,bcm43xx_mac80211

Is there a missed step? Is the driver I downloaded wrong? (It was
on the README list.)  If you have read my other threads, you know
I got closer to a functioning interface using ndiswrapper.  It
never did work, however.

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Here are the system-config-network diagnostics mentioned above:

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: Error loading image:
Failed to open file
'/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/network.xpm': No such file or
directory

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: could not convert string
to type `GdkPixbuf' for property `logo'

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: Error loading image:
Failed to open file
'/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/network.xpm': No such file or
directory

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: could not convert string
to type `GdkPixbuf' for property `logo'

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: Error loading image:
Failed to open file
'/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/network.xpm': No such file or
directory

(system-config-network-gui:650): libglade-WARNING **: could not convert string
to type `GdkPixbuf' for property `logo'


Thanks for your help.
Mike.


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