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dsj

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Feb 2014, 22:50    Post_subject:  

Linux Mint is using Broadcom BCM4365 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 6.30.233.141.
wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietery' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint

I am using Puppy Precise 5.6.1 PAE.
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 05:35    Post_subject:  

dsj wrote:
Linux Mint is using Broadcom BCM4365 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 6.30.233.141.
wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietery' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint

I am using Puppy Precise 5.6.1 PAE.


Try on Precise 5.7.1. PAE:

Broadcom STA 6.30.223.141 pet for Precise 5.7.1 PAE k3.9.11

also available:

Broadcom STA 6.30.223.141 pet for Quirky-Tahr6 k3.12.6

also
Broadcom STA 6.30.223.141 pet for Slacko 5.6.5.6 k3.4.78-4g (shouldn't be needed once Slacko 5.7 reaches release

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 09:33    Post_subject:  

Using Puppy Precise 5.7.1 & load the provided Pet file for Broadcom, I get the following error messages in dmesg

222.348342] lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
[ 222.348623] lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
[ 222.352076] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 222.352080] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 222.354381] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_scan_done (err 0)
[ 222.354430] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_disconnected (err 0)
[ 222.354465] wl: Unknown symbol wiphy_register (err 0)
[ 222.354480] wl: Unknown symbol wiphy_new (err 0)
[ 222.354492] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_put_bss (err 0)
[ 222.354503] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_roamed (err 0)
[ 222.354514] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_inform_bss (err 0)
[ 222.354538] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_ibss_joined (err 0)
[ 222.354557] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_michael_mic_failure (err 0)
[ 222.354569] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_connect_result (err 0)
[ 222.354592] wl: Unknown symbol wiphy_unregister (err 0)
[ 222.354608] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_get_bss (err 0)
[ 222.354624] wl: Unknown symbol __ieee80211_get_channel (err 0)
[ 222.354653] wl: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_frequency (err 0)
[ 222.354674] wl: Unknown symbol cfg80211_inform_bss_frame (err 0)
[ 222.354690] wl: Unknown symbol ieee80211_frequency_to_channel (err 0)
[ 222.354708] wl: Unknown symbol wiphy_free (err 0)
[ 299.896188] mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged

& the wl driver is unloaded.
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 09:38    Post_subject:  

see next post
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 12:52    Post_subject:  

#dsj....

The 6.30 driver works for me in Precise 5.7.1 pae k3.9.11

what I did:

booted a pristine, frugal install of 5.7.1

installed the 6.30 pet

rebooted - created a savefile **important to reboot**

did rfkill unblock wlan **essential for my system**

made a connection successfully using Frisbee

all worked as expected.

verified with PupScan that the wl driver was being used - also used dmesg to check no error messages as you saw.

you could try blacklisting the b43 driver in case this is somehow interfering.

otherwise your best course of action is to use pdiag in a terminal to create some diagnostic info which we can ask rerwin to have a look at.

cheers
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 20:39    Post_subject:  

I did a fresh install of Precise5.7.1 on a usb drive via puppy universal usb installer.

Created a save file.

Rebooted.

Installed provided Broadcom pet.

Rebooted.

rfkill unblok wlan in terminal.

Try to load wl via modprobe wl.

Same result as previous post.

Attaching pdiag file.
pdiag-20140212.tar.gz
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Filename  pdiag-20140212.tar.gz 
Filesize  128.99 KB 
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Feb 2014, 21:15    Post_subject:  

Lenovo B490 Laptop HM70 Chipset

Fresh clean install of Slacko 5.6.5.6 on a USB drive

Made Savefile

Rebooted

Insatlled Broadcom Slacko pet

rebooted.

Modprobe wl in terminal

Module wl not found
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 05:15    Post_subject:  

dsj wrote:
Attaching pdiag file.


OK - your device is a combined Broadcom bluetooth / wifi device with the wifi part having id 14e4 4365

No driver is claiming this device - see chipnummod.txt

and if you look in /lib/modules/3.9.11/modules.alias

and search for 4365 you will see there is no entry for 14e4 - 4365

so what I suggest you do is find the correct line from Linux Mint and insert it into Precise's modules.alias and then reboot

I've also asked rerwin for his help as I'm not sure the above suggestion is all there is to it.

Using google to search for "Broadcom 14e4 4365" brings up lots of posts....

Cheers
peebee

BTW - I notice that you seem to have loaded the 6.30 driver pet twice??

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 10:51    Post_subject:  

Inserted the line containing 4365 from linux mint modules.alias to puppy modules.alias.

Saved file.

Rebooted

Checked modules.alias for added line.

loaded broadcom pet

rebooted

modprobe wl

same message as above
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Feb 2014, 12:13    Post_subject:  

dsj wrote:
Inserted the line containing 4365 from linux mint modules.alias to puppy modules.alias.
same message as above


We're struggling - rerwin has confirmed that my suggestion was unlikely to work - sorry.

this:
http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README.txt
clearly says it should work - but we've no idea so far why it isn't!!

Perhaps you should post a request for assistance in the Bugs thread to get a wider audience?

Give as much info as you can and point to this thread to show what's been tried.

What seems clear is that you've got a new and complicated chip set which is maybe challenging Puppy's current capabilities....

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 14:03    Post_subject:  

Slacko64 5.8.8
Live CD first boot.
New Netgear WNA3100 USB wireless adapter
Broadcom BCM43231

Network Wizard

Wireless not recognized.

Tried to setup using ndiswrapper using Windows driver.
Normally works in other Puppies.

After identifying the Windows .inf file to use.
Ndiswrapper setup does nothing.

Edit:
If I try Simple network Setup.
Trying to use Windows driver, I get this message.

error windows driver does not seem to work. It has been uninstalled.

I tried a windows driver from Windows 7 64 version and a Windows XP driver.
Same results with all.

Any ideas on a fix?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 14:58    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Any ideas on a fix?

Thanks!


Hi bigpup

Don't think I've ever uploaded the Slacko64 5.8.8 k3.13.1 pet ......

Anyway it's now available at:
https://app.box.com/s/d3dv96z5gvj61n9zumh1

Hope it helps / works....

Cheers
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 02:44    Post_subject:  

peebee wrote:

Don't think I've ever uploaded the Slacko64 5.8.8 k3.13.1 pet ......

Anyway it's now available at:
https://app.box.com/s/d3dv96z5gvj61n9zumh1

Hope it helps / works....

Cheers
peebee

Does not seem to have any affect.
Still have same problem.

Keep in mind Slacko64 5.8.8 is an alpha and may have other problems causing this.

What is this Pet suppose to provide?

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 03:19    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:
What is this Pet suppose to provide?


The latest Broadcom STA wl.ko driver for 64 bit systems - compiled for Slacko64 k3.13.1....

Did you reboot after installing? You may also need to do
Code:
depmod -a
in a terminal before the new driver is completely installed

Quick check - do
Code:
rfkill list wlan
in a terminal - if anything is soft blocked do
Code:
rfkill unblock wlan

otherwise suggest you create a pdiag pack and post / pm it.

Warning - it may well be that like #dsj you have such a "new" Broadcom device that it is currently unsupported....

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 03:46    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the help.
I will try your suggestions and report back.
Quote:
Warning - it may well be that like #dsj you have such a "new" Broadcom device that it is currently unsupported....

There is a good chance that is the problem. I just got it new.

All Puppies, so far, I have had to use ndiswrapper and Windows driver.
That does not seem to want to work in Slacko64 5.8.8

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