[CentOS] Need Broadcom 4311 firmware for CentOS 5

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 20:58:14 UTC 2009


On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Phil Schaffner
<Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov> wrote:
> Robert Nichols wrote:
>> Any hope of getting my laptop's Broadcom BCM94311 wireless running
>> on CentOS 5?

>> I was hoping that CentOS 5.3 might
>> include a backported b43 driver, but I grabbed a preliminary
>> version of the new kernel (2.6.18-132), and it still has the
>> old bcm43xx.ko driver.
>
> Not looking good.  On the Linville test kernels page the b43 patch is
> listed as "discarded".
>
> http://people.redhat.com/linville/kernels/rhel5/
>
> Might try a request at ATrpms or RPMforge for a kernel module.

... Or ask Alan Bartlett in the CentOS forums.  He has built quite a
few drivers (kernel-independent kmod packages) for CentOS users.  You
can see the list here:

http://centos.toracat.org/ajb/CentOS-5/

Akemi / toracat


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