[CentOS-docs] Broadcom Wiki page - latest driver issue

Milos Blazevic

milos.blazevic at sbb.rs
Mon Aug 8 13:32:03 UTC 2011


Hi folks,

as some of you probably know, there's been some input lately from the 
community in regard to the aforementioned Wiki page.

I temporarily got my hands on a piece of hardware equipped with BCM4311 
so I can test the latest driver - and came to a conclusion that it 
doesn't work at all - it does load with the dependencies, but WiFi won't 
activate.

Now, I have an older driver version (5.10.91.9 - x86_64) that works 
nicely in my possession - a leftover from the time when the manual was 
written - and would like to make it available to the community, so one 
wouldn't have to pay to Driverguide.com a driver that should be 
available free of charge (reminds me of "good" old Connexant winmodem).

The questions are:
                                       
- Can we make this driver version available to the users through one of 
Centos.org sponsored servers?
- Does this present an issue from a legal point of view - for 
CentOS.org, or for me for that matter? (honestly, I'm looking for an 
answer from someone who can tell me this from the top of his/hers head)


If this can be done, I'll could instantly remedy the Wiki page with the 
latest changes.


BTW, this particular WiFi card works just fine with b43 driver on EL6 
and is setup automatically during the OS installation - however, some 
other chips may not.

-- 
Regards,
Milos.



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