Faissal Bensefia faissaloo at me.com
Sat Dec 3 02:31:04 PST 2016

On 29/11/16 20:37, Faissal Bensefia wrote:
> On 29 Nov 2016 11:01 a.m., Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 29 November 2016 at 11:48, Faissal Bensefia <faissaloo at me.com> wrote: 
>>> On 28/11/16 21:03, Rafał Miłecki wrote: 
>>>> On 23 November 2016 at 21:27, Faissal Bensefia <faissaloo at me.com> wrote: 
>>>>> To my knowledge the only drivers for this card are brcmsmac and 
>>>>> broadcom-wl, both of which require proprietary firmware, which I'd like 
>>>>> to do without. How can I assist in reverse engineering the BCM43224 
>>>>> firmware? Are there any resources that explain how to use b43-tools? 
>>>> b43 also has (very) limited support for BCM43224, after all you 
>>>> e-mailed b43 mailing list. 
>>> I've attempted to use b43 but on my card but it doesn't work, the module 
>>> never loads, despite me removing brcmsmac making sure that everything 
>>> has been unloaded and then loading b43, as well as blacklisting 
>>> brcmsmac, none of which worked. From what I've read there is meant to be 
>>> support but it's not been tested (I don't remember where the site was 
>>> but it had a list of Broadcom cards and their support status). 
>> Please be specific. 
>> "the module never loads" - what error do you see after doing "modprobe b43"? 
>> -- 
>> Rafał 
> I get no error when I do that. When I say the module never loads I'm assuming it hasn't because I have no network connection and network manager doesn't detect a Wi-Fi interface.

Ok, just a follow up, I was looking through my journalctl and found this:
Dec 03 10:29:27 macbook-xubuntu kernel: b43: probe of bcma0:1 failed
with error -524


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