no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

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no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby on4aa » 17 May 2013 07:19

Bad luck for me! :cry:
Due to a lack of time, I only managed to do the upgrade yesterday.
(Plus, I also wanted to preserve the SolydXK server availability, by not downloading at the same time as others.)

My main issue with this upgrade is that my wireless networking no longer seems to be supported according to the Device Driver Manager. Before the update, this was not the case; everything functioned well.

Here is the output of inxi -F:
Card-2 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver b43-pci-bridge BusID: 05:00.0

Device Driver Manager reports: Chipset not supported.

Please, help! I do not want to lose SolydX on this netbook!
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no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby on4aa » 17 May 2013 07:29

Since UP 2013.05.13,
Card-2 Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver b43-pci-bridge BusID: 05:00.0
seems no longer to be supported.

All details can be found in this post.
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Re: UP 2013.05.06 12:00 UTC

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 May 2013 07:50

on4aa, I need the output of DDM.
Run in terminal:

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ddm -d
This writes a log: ~/ddm.log
Rename that file to ddm.doc and attach it to your post.

[EDIT]
I just saw that the drivers for the 4312 series were changed from firmware-b43-lpphy-installer to firmware-b43-installer.
Source: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

I'll wait for your DDM output before I make any adjustments.


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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 May 2013 09:33

Posts moved from "UP - 13/05/2013 15:00 UTC" to here: most likely a DDM issue.


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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby on4aa » 17 May 2013 19:32

Hoi Schoelje!
I have attached the output file of ddm -d as a .doc.
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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 May 2013 21:45

I see that DDM is confused by the two Broadcom cards it found. It checks the first, which it doesn't support, and then quits.
This is a bug which I cannot fix right now. I'll have a look at it this weekend.

If you can't wait, you can manually install:

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sudo modprobe -rf b44
sudo modprobe -rf b43
sudo modprobe -rf b43legacy
sudo modprobe -rf ssb
sudo modprobe -rf brcmsmac
sudo apt-get -y --force-yes purge 
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
sudo modprobe b43


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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 May 2013 09:27

I've updated DDM (0.6.9), and uploaded it to testing.
Make sure you have

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deb http://packages.solydxk.com/ solydxk main upstream import testing
in your /etc/apt/sources.list
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ddm
Could you check if it's working for you now by simply starting DDM and see what it lists for your Broadcom chipset?


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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby on4aa » 18 May 2013 14:14

Excellent! That worked like a charm. :D
Thank you very much, Schoelje.

I took the second option of changing the repository to testing.
Have I now officially joined the testing squad? ;)
(Up to now I was a bit afraid of that, but I guess I owe you that one now.)

Shortly, I will be installing an additional machine with SolydX for more testing.
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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 May 2013 14:34

on4aa wrote:Excellent! That worked like a charm. :D
Thank you very much, Schoelje.
You're very welcome. I'm happy it worked.
on4aa wrote:I took the second option of changing the repository to testing.
Have I now officially joined the testing squad? ;)
(Up to now I was a bit afraid of that, but I guess I owe you that one now.)

Shortly, I will be installing an additional machine with SolydX for more testing.
I'd very much appreciate that!
If you decide to join, please post that in this topic: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=182


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Re: no longer supported? Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Postby zerozero » 19 May 2013 11:30

on4aa wrote: I took the second option of changing the repository to testing.
Have I now officially joined the testing squad? ;)
i'm glad you decide to join our adventurous squad 8-)
if you do so make sure your repos match exactly this (plus any custom repo you may have of course :P )

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deb http://packages.solydxk.com/ solydxk main upstream import testing
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/multimedia/ testing main non-free
deb http://debian.solydxk.com/security/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
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