[CentOS-docs] Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hardware install manual

Sat Dec 12 19:03:38 UTC 2009
Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org>


a few weeks ago, I got the broadcom wireless working on a MacBook Pro
(2008) running CentOS 5.4 using  more or less the same approach as
I'll be happy to retest the whole generic procedure on this hardware.

What surprises me though is that RPMFusion distributes the kmod-wl for
Fedora (I use it on the same hardware with Fedora 11 and 12):


Do you think they could "work around" this license issue?
Or they are not aware of it? (would suprise me)

Maybe it would be worth asking them?



On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 16:58, Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org> wrote:
> 2009/12/12 Gytis Repečka <gytis at repecka.com>:
> > actually I've also solved BCM problems on Dell laptop. A complete walkthough I made is posted at http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Dell/Vostro-1400 and I'm almost sure this might work for many BCM chipsets. If anybody checked this on diffrent laptops, maybe a universal tutorial could be posted at http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless.
> Perhaps you could collaborate with Milos on such a guide?
> > Of course if there's already a RPM package for Broadcom, would be nice to see instructions on Wiki.
> That will not happen until such time as Broadcom change their
> restrictive license. If (when) that does happen, ELRepo will happily
> provide kernel independent, kABI tracking kmod package(s) for the
> Broadcom wireless cards.
> Alan.
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