View Full Version : [SOLVED] wl load problem ( broadcom-sta for BCM4313)

October 31st, 2010, 06:26 PM
Now I`m feeling completely lost!
In brief I've messed it:

while trying to find a way to enable packet-injection and RFMON on my card, I seems to have destroyed even basic functionality.

Before this, wifi was wirking prefectly through Broadcom-STA driver (Ubuntu 10.10 x64).
while trying to re-build the b43 and wl driver, seems something went wront that even normal kernel module fails to load :

# modprobe wl
FATAL: Error inserting wl (/lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/updates/dkms/wl.ko): Invalid argument
FATAL: Error running install command for wl


Tail of /var/log/messages :
Oct 31 21:13:46 unknown kernel: [ 3683.845151] wl: disagrees about version of symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops
Oct 31 21:13:46 unknown kernel: [ 3683.845160] wl: Unknown symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops (err -22)
Oct 31 21:14:16 unknown kernel: [ 3713.465780] wl: disagrees about version of symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops
Oct 31 21:14:16 unknown kernel: [ 3713.465789] wl: Unknown symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops (err -22)

This seems happened after I tried to use "module-assistant" utility, to manage the broadcom-sta , and it messed things.

Before using module-assistant , I was playing with latest wireless-compat drivers package, trying various configs, but everything was fine and "wl" were loadable any time BEFORE I try module-assistant utility.

I've tried to completely removing broadcom drivers & building everything from scratch, and also trying same process through ubuntu software manager. GUI "Aditational Drivers" utility shows the broadcom-sta available but mention it 'activated but currently not in use' .

I've also tried to rmmod b43 and other related modules & reloading wl, and also trying to blacklist b43 etc... no success.

Can anybody comment where should I back-trace and solve this problem?

# lspci -nn |grep Bro
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
# uname -a
Linux unknown 2.6.35-22-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 20:45:36 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

October 31st, 2010, 07:43 PM
Ok ,the problem seems to be solved .

I followed hints from this thread :

BUT simply removing backport packages did NOT helped me.
one of backport packages was not uninstalling, so I had to use 'dpkg --force-all -P'
and after that , I got warning about some directories not deleted due to being not empty.
manually removing them (containing modules causing trouble reported by dmsg) and re-installing broadcom-sta drivers
by 'apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source' and 'modprob wl' solved the case .

January 26th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Hamidk, your infos helped me to solve my wifi problem, thanks =D>

January 27th, 2013, 05:10 AM
Hi, this is an old thread so it has been closed, please do not post in threads that are a year or more old.