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#1 2023-03-17 19:24:36

jakalof
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Registered: 2020-05-15
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[SOLVED] broadcom-wl stopped working; now module won't load

I have broadcom 4331 in an old apple macbook pro; the wireless has been working for about a year.

Recent updates to the kernel have caused my broadcom-wl wireless to stop working.

I managed to get  kernel 6.2.6 onto the laptop but now it seems I have an issue relating to loading the broadcom-wl module.

I dont' know why the broadcom-wl module is not available?

I'm not using broadcom-wl-dkms

Any guidance would be much appreciated.  Some information below:  a snippet of the boot log is at the bottom.  Most of this information points to broadcom-wl not being loaded.  How to get it loaded?

#  uname -a
Linux apple 6.2.6-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Mon, 13 Mar 2023 17:02:08 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux

#  modprobe wl
modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/6.2.6-arch1-1

#  pacman -Qs broadcom
local/broadcom-wl 6.30.223.271-457
    Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver

#  modinfo wl
modinfo: ERROR: Module wl not found.

#  lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b4] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b4]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	Memory at a0400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Memory at a0410000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
	Kernel modules: tg3

02:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM57765/57785 SDXC/MMC Card Reader [14e4:16bc] (rev 10) (prog-if 01)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries Device [14e4:0000]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
	Memory at a0420000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
	Kernel modules: sdhci_pci

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4331] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme [106b:00d6]
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at a0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel modules: bcma


# From boot log
# journalctl -b 0
# ... snip
Mar 16 06:18:49 apple wpa_supplicant[355]: Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
Mar 16 06:18:50 apple systemd[1]: systemd-rfkill.service: Deactivated successfully.
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: sys-subsystem-net-devices-wlp3s0.device: Job sys-subsystem-net-devices-wlp3s0.device/start timed out.
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: Timed out waiting for device /sys/subsystem/net/devices/wlp3s0.
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: Dependency failed for WPA supplicant daemon (interface-specific version).
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: wpa_supplicant@wlp3s0.service: Job wpa_supplicant@wlp3s0.service/start failed with result 'dependency'.
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: sys-subsystem-net-devices-wlp3s0.device: Job sys-subsystem-net-devices-wlp3s0.device/start failed with result 'timeout'.
Mar 16 06:20:06 apple systemd[1]: Reached target Network.
# ... snip

Last edited by jakalof (2023-03-17 21:04:39)

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#2 2023-03-17 20:04:34

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 17,609

Re: [SOLVED] broadcom-wl stopped working; now module won't load

linux 6.2.6.arch1-1 needs broadcom-wl 6.30.223.271-458  https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-c … fe15e3f97a

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#3 2023-03-17 21:01:40

jakalof
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Registered: 2020-05-15
Posts: 11

Re: [SOLVED] broadcom-wl stopped working; now module won't load

Thank you!  Solved!

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