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Posted: Oct 7 2011, 02:53 AM
Member No.: 909
Joined: 7-October 11
Hello, new at list.
After a Kernel upgrade i can't find a broadcom-wl-kmdl-2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.i686 , any one now where can i donwload.
For old kernel yum install broadcom-wl-kmdl-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.i686 --enablerepo=atrpms but in atrpms no package for the actual kernel.
Thanks for any help.
Posted: Oct 7 2011, 05:55 AM
SLF Senior Administrator
Member No.: 2
Joined: 8-April 11
First of all, welcome to the list.
The new kernel was released yesterday.
That means that others (like the people who created additional packages) will be working on their stuff.
Probably within the next couple of days the broadcom package will become available.
You could downgrade to the previous kernel (and use the broadcom driver),
or use the newest kernel and connect your system with a old fashioned lan cable.
"Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push."
Posted: Oct 8 2011, 02:50 AM
Member No.: 21
Joined: 11-April 11
You may want to ask at the elrepo project here for a build of a kmod, which should work across kernel upgrades. My understanding is that they're pretty good about such requests.
Posted: Dec 7 2011, 09:36 AM
Member No.: 1098
Joined: 7-December 11
Hi newzen (if you're still having trouble with that Broadcom).
I just moved to SL6.1 about 2 days ago from Ubuntu and needed to compile the proprietary "wl" or STA driver module for my Broadcom 4321AG / "4328" wireless directly from Broadcom's "hybrid" sourcecode found on their website:
802.11 Linux STA driver
I didn't see which kind of hardware you have (the Broadcom 4301, 4306, 4318, and a couple of others work better with the Broadcom "b43" driver from my experience, although the firmware cutting/copying can get a little tricky at times.)
Also, these are good references to keep handy for Broadcom wireless and Linux:
Also, that newest "STA" driver from Broadcom's website now supports rfkill and monitor mode where the older, pre- 5.100.82.xxx versions did not (but the "b43" and open source drivers might). From the newest Broadcom STA README.txt:
If you have a STA-compatible Broadcom, I think you would be happier with these functions that work with the newer driver module.
Also, my newly-compiled STA driver tells me this for a working Broadcom setup:
Note: the red "lshw" command above was not installed by default on my SL6.1 distribution. That is something that I love and need dearly from the Ubuntu world. You could look here for that EXTREMELY helpful program:
Posted: Dec 9 2011, 10:13 AM
Member No.: 4
Joined: 8-April 11
Thank for sharing info!