redhatter at gentoo.org
Thu Aug 18 22:12:06 EDT 2011
On 08/19/11 11:26, bendney wrote:
> hello .im installing gentoo ,but the bcm4312 drivers can't work, i m a
> newbie, i follow the documentation
> emerge ...firmware ...fwcutter emerge ...sta (wl)
> but there has another guide say dont use firmware fwcutter , just
> use sta what the relationship above ? how can i do ?
Okay, understood you're a "newbie", but I'm afraid I lost my crystal
ball back in the Brisbane floods. I can certainly attest that the
drivers do work.
The 'sta' driver IIRC is Broadcom's proprietary driver. Nothing we can
do to help you with that. (<rant>Ohh why can't Broadcom just join in
with b43 instead of going the lone ranger approach?</rant>)
What we'll need to know:
- What kernel version are you using? (`uname -r`, or at the very least
the ebuild you used. Have a squiz at /var/db/pkg/sys-kernel and see
what directories are present.)
- What Broadcom chip you are using (`lspci -nn`)
- What version of firmware you used?
I found that kernel 3.0 worked best for me with the 802.11N "Airport" in
my 2008-model MacBook using the bleeding edge (not-yet-in-kernel)
fwcutter and firmware. See:
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) .'''.
Gentoo Linux/MIPS Cobalt and Docs Developer '.'` :
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .'.'
I haven't lost my mind...
...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.
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