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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Well, working but how FAST? I finally got it working (just reinstalling Hardy and letting it do the work), but if I right click the icon in the systray and select Connection Information I see that the speed is... 1 mb/s!

    WTF? It was 24 mb/s in Gutsy, and when using Windows always 54 mb/s. I have a 4/4 mbit internet connection so there is no way in hell I am going to accept 1. What to do?
    Last edited by ImpressMe; April 26th, 2008 at 08:31 PM.
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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    If you use b43-fwcutter, you should comfortably get 24mb/s as I have, just make sure that you are using the 4 series firmware from linuxwireless.org. Hope that helps.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Sorry, had to sleep mate. try moving the b43 folder into /lib/firmware/2.6.24-16-* and reboot. For some reason Ubuntu stores all of its wireless firmware there, but you certainly have the right fw installed.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    push original thread(er)...

    Quote Originally Posted by goslings View Post
    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!

    Hi mate,

    sorry about taking so long to return to the forums, however my Ubuntu 8.04 had several errors that eventually forced me to concede that I would have to go back to 7.10 as I needed a stable working system.

    I wiped my harddisk and re-installed 7.10 in order to get a system that works again. All is back to the way that it should be for me now. It does look like it is searching for your old driver, even though it should be looking for your new driver. Have you tried to blacklist your bcm43xx firmware?

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by kai60 View Post
    Hi mate,

    sorry about taking so long to return to the forums, however my Ubuntu 8.04 had several errors that eventually forced me to concede that I would have to go back to 7.10 as I needed a stable working system.

    I wiped my harddisk and re-installed 7.10 in order to get a system that works again. All is back to the way that it should be for me now. It does look like it is searching for your old driver, even though it should be looking for your new driver. Have you tried to blacklist your bcm43xx firmware?
    no worries was wrapped up in the F1 GP
    trying now - on reboot
    Ian
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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by kai60 View Post
    Hi mate,
    ...snip .... It does look like it is searching for your old driver, even though it should be looking for your new driver. Have you tried to blacklist your bcm43xx firmware?
    Sadly blacklist makes no difference

    Apr 27 22:41:39 goslinux kernel: [ 4813.704858] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 27 22:41:42 goslinux kernel: [ 4816.830324] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
    Apr 27 22:41:43 goslinux firmware_helper[6614]: 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 27 22:41:43 goslinux kernel: [ 4817.441547] bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.
    Apr 27 22:41:45 goslinux NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_device_802_11_wireless_scan(): (eth1): could not trigger wireless scan: No such device
    Apr 27 22:41:45 goslinux firmware_helper[6617]: 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)'

    No matter what I try and i've tried several threads I still do not have a bcm43 under system - hardware drivers - just the NVIDA driver

    Absolutely stumped
    Now I'll have to leave it for a week as I work away - but i'll check in to see if anyone has any ideas
    regards
    Ian
    sony VAIO RZ221, 1Gb, GeForce Ti4600
    UBUNTU 9.10 - (dual boot as it not perfect yet)
    6th - 8 points

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    try doing this
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r bcm43xx
    sudo modprobe -r b43
    sudo modprobe -r ssb
    sudo modprobe b43
    sudo modprobe ssb
    if that gives you wireless let us know and we can get it run at every boot.

    Also, if it doesn't work, can you post the output of
    Code:
    lshw -C network
    just so we can check it's actually using the right driver.

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    I appear to have a similar problem. Dell Latitude D600. Been running Ubuntu on it through (I think) 3 upgrades without wireless problem. Had to use fwcutter originally. Hardy 8.04 has killed it. I have been playing with the various options, and the laptop is now scanning and seeing wifis, but not connecting (it eventually times out).

    The sudo steps above give me:

    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r bcm43xx
    [sudo] password for mike:
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r b43
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ssb
    FATAL: Module ssb is in use.
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe b43
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ssb

    >> no wireless resulted

    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    *-network:0
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:0b:db:05:65:db
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: pcix pm vpd msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.86 duplex=full firmware=5702-v2.25 ip=192.168.2.2 latency=64 link=yes mingnt=64 module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
    *-network:1
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 3
    bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
    *-network
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: eth1
    serial: 00:90:4b:b1:c5:12
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g

    I am prepared to do a clean install, either to 8.04 or 7.

    Thanks, in advance, for the help

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    Re: Hardy - broadcom 4306 - no hair left!

    Quote Originally Posted by herrison View Post
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r ssb
    FATAL: Module ssb is in use.
    Can you post your lsmod|grep ssb?

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