[CentOS-docs] [CentOS] Broadcom WiFi Wiki Updated

Wed Nov 19 12:29:31 UTC 2014
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 19/11/14 11:17, Milos Blazevic wrote:
> Hi all,
> Long time, no speak. Shifting from private sector job to full-time
> freelance work took its toll.
> As a result, among other things, the Broadcom Wiki page
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptops/Wireless/Broadcom I "maintain" was
> neglected, and over the past couple of years I've been receiving e-mail
> inquiries about the Wiki and its applicability.
> I'm happy to say and let you all know that the Wiki page has been
> updated with instructions for compiling the latest Broadcom driver
> with the latest kernel release, and the driver was tested. The current
> instructions are applicable to CentOS 6 x86_64, but I'm hoping to expand
> that to CentOS 7 as well.
> CentOS 5 instructions were removed. Of course, I can post compilation
> instructions for 5 also, but it'd be tested on a VM and the driver
> module wouldn't actually go through proper testing. Your thoughts on
> this matter are certainly welcome.
> The page is still being reviewed/edited by myself and could use
> 'polishing', but again, your feedback is always more than welcome and
> even desired!

Hi Milos,

Always great to see folks contributing, so thanks for your efforts!

Regarding Step 4a: Loading the driver module into kernel:

modprobe understands module dependencies and will automatically resolve
them whereas insmod does not. Therefore one should probably use modprobe
to load the module.

You mix the usage of insmod and modprobe in section 4a - for consistency
I would stick to modprobe at which point the discussion about manually
loading module dependencies becomes irrelevant and could be removed to
simplify the section.

I've also copied my reply to the centos-docs list.