Broadcom BCM43xx on 64Studio 3.0 beta 2

  • contractcooker
Posted: Tue, 02/24/2009 - 16:45
Howdy, I'm trying to get the Broadcom BCM43xx card in my Macbook Pro (4,1) to work with 64Studio 3.0 beta 2. I followed the directions from this link ( Here is what I get when input the commands into terminal: thomas@64studio:~$ sudo modprobe -r bcm43xx; sudo modprobe bcm43xx FATAL: Module bcm43xx not found. FATAL: Module bcm43xx not found. I'm sure it's something simple but I don't really know what to try next. Thanks Thomas

I'm having trouble with this

  • jack-ruby
  • 11/10/09
  • Tue, 11/10/2009 - 17:25
I'm having trouble with this same problem. I've tried to build the broadcom driver for my dell xps m1730 with the 1395 wifi card (broadcom 4312 chip). I get to the stage where i build : make -C /lib/modules/2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64/build M=`pwd` clean and I get make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64/build: No such file or directory. Stop. Has anyone got this fixed as yet?

Still trying to get this working

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Wed, 04/08/2009 - 20:26
So, now that it's possible to backport the kbuild package for 2.6.29 I thought I would try this out again. I'm still having problems. I'm trying to follow the instructions from here: Everything works fine until: root@64studio:~# make -C /lib/modules/2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64/build M='pwd'clean make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64' scripts/ /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64/pwdclean/Makefile: No such file or directory make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64/pwdclean/Makefile'. Stop. make: *** [_module_pwdclean] Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64' root@64studio:~# What is going wrong here? thanks tb EDIT: Has anyone gotten any wireless drivers to work for 64Studio. I have the feeling that it's possible and that I'm simply not looking for answers in the right place. Please if you have successfully set up wireless drivers let me know how you did it (maybe I can apply some of the knowledge to my specific set-up


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 21:04
The nice thing about bleeding, is that it normally stops after a while... .. That can mean that the wound is either not that big, or you don't have any blood left .. I have a feeling Free is pulling some strings for us at the moment though.

Quentin knows what's up :)

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 20:57
Should have read some other posts here before my last posting. According to Q: "The linux headers for 2.6.29 still cannot be installed at the moment because we are waiting for the availability of the kbuild package for the kernel. All these 3rd party driver releases need this to be able to "compile" the driver as a module for the kernel. I am wanting for them as well, as I currently have to run the "nv" driver. It is possible to use the kernel headers from the 2.6.29 source tree, but I want to do it the right way before 3.0 is released as a test..." DAMN!!! So does this mean we're all SOL for drivers until the kbuild package is available.... What kind of delay are we looking at. days? weeks? months? I feel way too bleeding edge right now :( Good luck to all! tb

More info

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 20:51
I think I found a solution: but it's not working. I thought that I might need kernel headers so I tried to download them but I got this error: linux-headers-2.6.29-1-multimedia-amd64: Depends: linux-kbuild-2.6.29 but it is not installable I'm really starting to get desperate here. thanks in advance tb btw sorry for bumping my own thread but I figure there will be other MBP users who will run into this issue and I wanted to document what I've been trying (and hopefully a solution soon).

Still No luck

  • contractcooker
  • 02/23/09
  • Wed, 02/25/2009 - 00:42
I've been working on this issue again. I followed the directions from here: ( Needless to say I still have no WIFI in 64Studio. Any ideas?