[CentOS] Need Broadcom 4311 firmware for CentOS 5
rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net
Tue Mar 3 16:29:48 UTC 2009
Any hope of getting my laptop's Broadcom BCM94311 wireless running
on CentOS 5? I find lots of references to using fwcutter to get
the needed firmware from Windows drivers, but there's a Catch-22:
Version of fwcutter that generate files for the bcm43xx driver
in CentOS 5 don't recognize the md5sum of any currently
available Windows driver.
Newer versions of fwcutter do recognize my Windows XP driver
files, but generate output in a newer format that is not
compatible with the bcm43xx driver.
I've been searching and fighting this for quite some time. I
have a Fedora 10 installation that runs the wireless just fine
on that laptop (Lenovo 3000 N200), but I really hate the churn
and instability of Fedora. 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.
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