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#126 2011-08-07 14:12:40

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

I had been working fine for almost a week on 3.0.0 and now suddenly this morning started to receive the following:

Aug  7 09:55:27 localhost kernel: [  825.796697] ieee80211 phy0: wl0: fifo 0: descriptor error
Aug  7 09:55:27 localhost kernel: [  825.796713] ieee80211 phy0: wl0: fatal error, re-initializing

Unloading / reloading the module did not work, restarted a few times but still had no luck.

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#127 2011-08-07 15:39:10

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Did you try compat-wireless?


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#128 2011-08-07 22:18:52

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

That worked..for now. Will keep an eye on it to see if it comes back. For those interested, download the latest drivers from http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download and follow the instructions under build / install then reboot.

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#129 2011-08-07 23:43:35

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

There are AUR packages you know wink.

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?O … _Search=Go

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#130 2011-08-07 23:49:33

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Thanks..missed those. The AUR packages for compat-wireless I found on AUR has not been updated since April. In either case, the problem's back..

Last edited by multiphrenic (2011-08-07 23:51:08)

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#131 2011-08-08 00:02:54

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Sorry to hear. The PKGBUILD hasn't been updated, but it's pretty simple: all you need to do is change the pkgver, the script takes care of the rest. And change the kernel26 references to linux of course.


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#132 2011-08-08 17:14:52

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Hi,
after upgrade, I got the linux 3. i read that brcm80211 was renamed to brcmsmac .
The module is loaded but I cannot see the wireless interface

 #  lsmod  | grep brc
brcmsmac              594624  0 
brcmutil                6563  1 brcmsmac
mac80211              215605  1 brcmsmac
cfg80211              160516  2 brcmsmac,mac80211
crc_ccitt               1331  1 brcmsmac

# lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]


 #  iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

Suggestions are welcome.

thanks

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#133 2011-08-08 21:46:31

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

what does  lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 show?
any errors in dmesg or /var/log/kernel.log

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#134 2011-08-08 23:10:42

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

arch_art wrote:

Hi,
after upgrade, I got the linux 3. i read that brcm80211 was renamed to brcmsmac .
The module is loaded but I cannot see the wireless interface

 #  lsmod  | grep brc
brcmsmac              594624  0 
brcmutil                6563  1 brcmsmac
mac80211              215605  1 brcmsmac
cfg80211              160516  2 brcmsmac,mac80211
crc_ccitt               1331  1 brcmsmac

# lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]


 #  iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

Suggestions are welcome.

thanks

I have the same problem.

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#135 2011-08-08 23:39:02

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

#    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4 
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]

here are the lines from my kernel.log  since last reboot

http://pastebin.com/QUkygjbc

I cannot see what is wrong.

The kernel module loads without trouble. I don't know where to start  to fix this

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#136 2011-08-09 00:54:49

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

I've been having a ton of issues with the same card as you.. Have you tried blacklisting the modules and installing broadcom-wl from AUR? use modprobe wl and see if that still works.

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#137 2011-08-09 20:32:50

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

@arch_art and @bazkil

Blacklisting the module `bcma` does the trick for fixing the wifi (or at least it fixed it for my BCM4313). After you remove that module, you should be able to use brcmsmac like normal.

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#138 2011-08-09 20:51:55

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Hi, I have the same problem as bazkil and arch_art, except my card is BCM43224 instead of BCM 4313.
I tried blacklisting bcma as nitori suggests, but to no avail.
Any tip is welcomed.

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#139 2011-08-10 02:09:51

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Thanks Nitori, but no luck (yet).

Blacklisting bcma makes no difference.
No interface is shown.
Previously, I was using tux on ice kernel 2.6.38-4, and wireless worked without problems.

I guess  from 2.6.38 to  3  kernel there was more than a rename for this module.

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#140 2011-08-10 08:27:09

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

I am on kernel 3.0, and have a broadcom 4313 wifi card, blacklisting the "bcma" module did it for me.. Thanks!

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#141 2011-08-10 14:38:59

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

@csocratess
  are you using brcmsmac module?
  for blacklisting, have you done it in rc.conf with:  MODULES=(  !bcma  )   ?

Last edited by arch_art (2011-08-10 14:39:30)

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#142 2011-08-10 16:18:26

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

arch_art wrote:

@csocratess
  are you using brcmsmac module?
  for blacklisting, have you done it in rc.conf with:  MODULES=(  !bcma  )   ?

I know that method of blacklisting is at the very least depreciated, but as of recent updates I don't think it works at all now. This is how I blacklisted:

Contents of /etc/modules.d/modules.conf

blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcma

If you have broadcom-wl installed, you may want to blacklist that as well (`wl` is the module name).

To see if you were successful, execute

grep bcma /proc/modules

If there is no output, then blacklisting was successful.

Edit: And this is assuming you are using the brcmsmac driver

Last edited by nitori (2011-08-10 16:20:36)

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#143 2011-08-11 01:28:33

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

I confirm that blacklisting solved the problems. thanks to everyone, specially @nitori and @csocratess

@petrakos, did you tried as nitori said in his last post?

thanks again.

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#144 2011-08-11 06:35:25

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

if the brcmsmac module is auto-loaded but the device shows not up, try also explicitly specifying the module in the MODULES array in rc.conf. solved it for me

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#145 2011-08-11 13:40:54

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

my BCM4313 works with following /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf:

blacklist bcma
blacklist ipx
blacklist p8022
blacklist p8023

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#146 2011-08-13 06:54:06

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

@ nitori
Thanks! I did for me blacklisting the "bcma" module.

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#147 2011-09-26 15:45:15

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

I've had this problem with my broadcom device... random freezing with no rhyme or reason, running wicd with both the open sores driver and the proprietary driver... Finally I switched from wicd to netcfg and so far no freeze ups ... still crossing my fingers.

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#148 2012-03-03 20:51:52

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

monojp wrote:

if the brcmsmac module is auto-loaded but the device shows not up, try also explicitly specifying the module in the MODULES array in rc.conf. solved it for me

Adding brcmsmac to the modules section in /etc/rc.conf gives me a kernel panic

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#149 2012-04-05 12:40:27

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

Wilco wrote:

Adding brcmsmac to the modules section in /etc/rc.conf gives me a kernel panic

Same thing happend to me. Try blacklisting brcmsmac in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf, and load it by putting modprobe brcmsmac line in /etc/rc.local. Solved it for me.

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#150 2012-04-07 16:32:54

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Re: Broadcom wireless driver - brcm80211

pixy wrote:
Wilco wrote:

Adding brcmsmac to the modules section in /etc/rc.conf gives me a kernel panic

Same thing happend to me. Try blacklisting brcmsmac in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf, and load it by putting modprobe brcmsmac line in /etc/rc.local. Solved it for me.

Yes, that's what I do with the broadcom-wl driver. Loading the brcmsmac driver through udev gives a kernel panic

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