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Re: Wireless and FC8



On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 10:04:24AM +0000, Dan Track wrote:

> I've just installed FC8, having languished on FC5 for ages. Wow what a
> difference, I'm really impressed. The only problem I have is that I'd
> like to get my wireless Linksys WMP54G PCI card working, I never
> managed to get it working in FC5, does anyone know of a godd guide or
> process to achieve this?

As root, run the attached script to install the appropriate firmware.
You may need to reboot or 'modprobe -r b43 ; modprobe b43' afterwards.

Hth!

John
-- 
John W. Linville
linville redhat com
#!/bin/sh

#
# A hacky little script to get firmware for b43 and b43legacy devices
# from the OpenWRT site. -- John W. Linville
#

if ! rpm -q b43-fwcutter >/dev/null
then
	if ! yum install -y b43-fwcutter
	then
		echo "Failed to install prerequisite b43-fwcutter package!"
		exit 1
	fi
fi

if [ ! -f wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o ] &&
	! wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
then
	echo "Failed to download v3 firmware for b43legacy drivers!"
fi

if [ -f wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o ]
then
	if ! b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
	then
		echo "Failed to extract v3 firmware for b43legacy drivers!"
	fi
fi

rm -f wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o

if [ ! -f broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 ] && 
	! wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
then
	echo "Failed to download v4 firmware for b43 drivers!"
fi

if [ -f broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2 ]
then
	if ! tar -xjf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
	then
		echo "Failed to extract v4 firmware source!"
	fi

	if [ -f broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta.o ] &&
		! b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta.o
	then
		echo "Failed to extract v4 firmware for b43 drivers!"
		exit 1
	fi
fi

rm -rf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0
rm -rf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2

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