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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    I had problems at:
    cd ~/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211

    no such file or directory exists.

    Yes, new to linux ubuntu.

    can you write a script program that will do this update auto?

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by foxjazz View Post
    I had problems at:
    cd ~/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211

    no such file or directory exists.

    Yes, new to linux ubuntu.

    can you write a script program that will do this update auto?
    Make sure you're in your home folder when running "git clone git://...linux-next.git" and "git clone git://...linux-firmware.git". Otherwise /linux-next and /linux-fireware will not be created in your home directory where they're suppose to be. (in the terminal the ~ indicates your home directory)

    Also did you read the note at the top of the guide, it may be useful:
    Quote Originally Posted by Axx83
    At the moment the only commit version that compiles in 10.10 is this one:
    http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...efe3b14;sf=tgz
    Download the .tar.gz file in your home directory and extract it.
    Now INSTEAD of "cd ~/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211" you will do "cd ~/linux-next-a694cb1" and follow the rest of the guide strarting with "nano Makefile".
    Last edited by ubuntuforums; February 20th, 2011 at 05:47 PM.

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    test -e include/generated/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || ( \
    echo; \
    echo " ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid."; \
    echo " include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.";\
    echo " Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it."; \
    echo; \
    /bin/false)
    mkdir -p /home/foxjazz/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211/.tmp_versions ; rm -f /home/foxjazz/linux-next/drivers/staging/brcm80211/.tmp_version

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by some-one View Post
    The driver now is divided in two, brcm full mac and brcm soft mac. The first one doesn't compile, but the second one does.

    For compile you have to download the driver from this link:
    http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...4d1e202;sf=tgz

    You always can download the latest version browsing the git:
    http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kerne...bc0156;hb=HEAD

    Uncompress the file and then go to this folder:
    Code:
    cd linux-next-52bac5b/brcmsmac/
    There is a Makefile in that folder, you have to add this lines:
    Code:
    KDIR    := /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build
    ccflags-y += -I$(SUBDIRS) -I$(SUBDIRS)/../include -I$(SUBDIRS)/../util -I$(SUBDIRS)/phy
    
    default:
    	echo $(PWD)
    	$(MAKE) -C $(KDIR) SUBDIRS=$(shell pwd) CONFIG_BRCM80211_PCI=y V=1 modules
    And then you have to erase some function calls to "no_printk", I don't know what are they for, but there are just for debugging (for the driver developers), you have to execute this command

    Code:
    sed -e 's/no_printk(.*)//' -i wl_dbg.h
    Without that command the driver doesn't compile.

    Then execute make and if there is no problem the driver compiles. One more thing, now the output file is named brcmsmac.ko

    you can renamed it
    Code:
    mv brcmsmac.ko brcm80211.ko
    And then do the things from the guide.
    I tried your guide and this is so far the only driver, newer than the one still on my guide that compiles and install correctly.

    Unfortunately as I can see neither the speed nor stability has gotten any better, I think there's no need to update the guide right now

  5. #115

    Exclamation Re: internet connection is not detecting in ubuntu 10.04

    sir;

    Internet connection is not detecting in the ubuntu on dell inspiron laptop, but internet is perfectly coming in other os i.e . windows xp. till today also internet came in ubuntu but due to installation of some package alsa driver for sound one file is modified i guess. so can u please help me

    while installing i modified the resulted file

    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m6 is added in the resulted file


    and asked to save , i saved

    after rebooting the system. internet is not coming in ubuntu, fortunately sound through headphone problem is solved.

    please help me as soon as possible

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Axx83 View Post
    I tried your guide and this is so far the only driver, newer than the one still on my guide that compiles and install correctly.

    Unfortunately as I can see neither the speed nor stability has gotten any better, I think there's no need to update the guide right now
    Yes, the latest commits are just code cleanup, there is nothing new.

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    hi all, i've installed it on my macbook air 11" with broadcom bcm43224. After installation my network manager recognize wifi card and scan for all ap on the zone, but when i try to connect to my ap (wpa password) doesn't connect and request me the password.

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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by febelus View Post
    hi all, i've installed it on my macbook air 11" with broadcom bcm43224. After installation my network manager recognize wifi card and scan for all ap on the zone, but when i try to connect to my ap (wpa password) doesn't connect and request me the password.

    The driver seems to be working great on my macbook air 11"

    Actually seems to be more stable and faster than the proprietary wl driver!

    I actually updated my kernel to 2.6.37 if this helps at all?

  9. #119
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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    Found a much better solution to this!!

    Just update your kernel to 2.6.37 like this ::
    http://www.ramoonus.nl/2011/01/linux...-ubuntu-linux/


    Then just install this nice firmware dpkg ::
    http://packages.debian.org/unstable/...ware-brcm80211


    UPDATE ::
    Maybe its not as stable as I would have hoped. Who do I got to donate to in order to get some movement on this driver? I really need it to be stable if I want to use linux on my macbook air primarily for work.
    Last edited by bradmurmz; February 27th, 2011 at 09:50 AM. Reason: had more time to mess with it

  10. #120
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    Re: New brcm80211 driver guide for Broadcom wireless cards

    According to this https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/22714

    the bugs have been worked out in the new version of the driver inside 2.6.38-rc5+

    I have to say that after the update to this kernel things are MUCH more stable however I was still able to reproduce the bug by threading a lot of http requests at once...

    If anyone trys this, please let me know how it worked for you and what firmware your using?

    Thanks!

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