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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Simplest and fastest solution is Mad_Gouki's. You need a network connection (presumably wired), start Synaptic package manager, press reload, then find b43-fwcutter, install it, and when asked, search for new firmware.
    Worked for me with 4306 Version 2 broadcom wireless card.

    Edit: Actually, this only works intermittently.
    Edit 2: This on a Dell D400
    Last edited by fishyf; April 26th, 2008 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by kai60 View Post

    Good luck and let me know how you go...
    found a syslog !
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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by fishyf View Post
    Simplest and fastest solution is Mad_Gouki's. You need a network connection (presumably wired), start Synaptic package manager, press reload, then find b43-fwcutter, install it, and when asked, search for new firmware.
    Worked for me with 4306 Version 2 broadcom wireless card.
    just tried this - it did not ask me to search for new firmware ???
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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    I don't know why you weren't asked for new firmware, but the point is moot. It only works intermittently. Every time I try to setup wireless in linux, I forget what a nightmare it is.

    It certainly didn't seem this bad last time.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by goslings View Post
    just tried this - it did not ask me to search for new firmware ???
    The script that actually grabs the file and installs it (it is not GUI) should be found in /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh. All you need to do is run:
    Code:
    sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by goslings View Post
    upgraded from 7.1 to 8.04 - now wireless does not function
    Device manager says BSM4306 is there
    00:0e.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    wireless just loops round asking for wireless key - which i know is ok
    but hardware drivers does not list bcm43xx just NVIDIA
    utterly confused as I was in 7.10 - which I did get work (maybe fluke)
    any help much appreciated
    thanks
    I had probably the same problem. My Broadcom BSM4306 wireless network worked on Fedora Core 6 with ndiswrapper fine. When I upgraded to new version of kernel my wireless card suddenly stop to respond. Problem was that new kernel expected firmware ver. 4 while older kernel worked fine with ver. 3. When I changed the wireless firmware everything was fine again.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuthia View Post
    The script that actually grabs the file and installs it (it is not GUI) should be found in /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh. All you need to do is run:
    Code:
    sudo /usr/share/b43-fwcutter/install_bcm43xx_firmware.sh
    thanks
    this put up all the right info (i think)
    but sadly goes no further after a reboot

    NO sign of bcm43 in system-admin-hardware drives

    I feel sure this info from the syslog has the clue constantly punmping out the line

    Apr 26 18:42:50 goslinux kernel: [ 1025.687168] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)

    and

    Apr 26 18:36:19 goslinux kernel: [ 635.317264] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux kernel: [ 636.564143] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) New wireless user key for network 'BTVOYAGER2110-BA' received.
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux firmware_helper[6553]: main: error loading '/lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw' for device '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0e.0/firmware/0000:00:0e.0' with driver '(unknown)'
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux kernel: [ 637.184116] bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
    Apr 26 18:36:20 goslinux kernel: [ 637.248667] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:21 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): access point 'BTVOYAGER2110-BA' is encrypted, and a key exists. No new key needed.
    Apr 26 18:36:21 goslinux kernel: [ 637.792851] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux kernel: [ 638.309752] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux kernel: [ 638.588967] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> retry to connect to global supplicant socket (try=1)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux kernel: [ 638.841771] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'INTERFACE_ADD eth1^I^Iwext^I/var/run/wpa_supplicant0^I'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux firmware_helper[6559]: main: error loading '/lib/firmware/bcm43xx_microcode5.fw' for device '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0e.0/firmware/0000:00:0e.0' with driver '(unknown)'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux kernel: [ 638.944006] bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> kernel_driver for non broadcast check: bcm43xx (has_scan_capa_ssid=0)
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Using plain AP_SCAN 2 for bcm43xx
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'AP_SCAN 2'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'ADD_NETWORK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was '0'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 ssid 4254564f5941474552323131302d4241'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 scan_ssid 1'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 key_mgmt NONE'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 wep_key0 <key>'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'SET_NETWORK 0 wep_tx_keyidx 0'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: sending command 'ENABLE_NETWORK 0'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> SUP: response was 'OK'
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Apr 26 18:36:22 goslinux kernel: [ 639.290630] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:25 goslinux kernel: [ 641.889131] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 26 18:36:25 goslinux kernel: [ 642.194690] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)

    I may have forgotten how difficult this was under 7.10
    totally stumped
    is there a reinstall 8.04 option or reset to 7.10 and re-update ?
    feel sure it is a slight of hand and all would be well with 8.04
    but stumped
    thanks for everyones help - seems looking at the posts I am not alone on this - still no yet completely out of the box software - as it was working under 7.10

    sorry long
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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    I have theBCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 02) in my laptop, I had to compile ndiswrapper to make it work in fiesty. when I upgraded to Hardy it wasn't working, I followed the "hardy fix" instructions from the following page WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty No-Fluff. all is working fine now. these instructions work great.

    Les

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    I just installed hardy and my bmc4318 wireless wasn't working nor was it part of the restricted drivers area like it was in 7.10. Anyway, I installed b43-fwcutter from repositories and rebooted and now it works perfectly without any issue.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Mad_Gouki: awesome! thanks man! that totaly worked.

    -me, the ubuntu noob.

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