CONFIRMED broadcom wl driver (with patch) breaks 3.0 beta 3

  • contractcooker
Posted: Sun, 04/12/2009 - 04:02
I've been spending many many hours trying to get my bcm4328 wireless card working in my laptop card. I'm almost there now but I'm officially stuck and don't know how to proceed. Here's my most refined attempt to date First I install kernel headers using Quentins backport kbuild method (one of the stickies in the installation forum) Next I enter these commands from: http://www.leprosys.info/2009/03/broadcom-80211-linux-sta-driver-en.html $ mkdir hybrid_wl $ cd hybrid_wl $ wget http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/hybrid-portsrc-x86_64-v5_10_79_10.tar.gz $ tar -xzf hybrid-portsrc-x86_64.tar.gz $ wget http://www.leprosys.net/files/broadcom-sta-5.10.79.10-linux-2.6.29.patch $ patch -p1 -d src/wl/sys < broadcom-sta-5.10.79.10-linux-2.6.29.patch $ make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` # modprobe lib80211_crypt_tkip # insmod wl.ko # cp wl.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/wireless/ # depmod -a # modprobe wl After this I reboot the machine. After logging in 64studio notifies me that there is a restricted driver available for the broadcom wireless device. I select enable and am informed that I must reboot the machine. after the reboot I make it to the login screen. I enter my username and password. A cursor appears over a solid brown screen. The system hangs at this point. (I can move the cursor but the screen remains blank) I'm going to try beta 2 tomorrow to see if that helps. There's more information I need to provide here for troubleshooting purposes I can recreate the problem (I've already recreated it more times than I want to think about :) Just let me know how to gather the necessary info. Thanks a bunch. Thomas