[CentOS] BCM4313 on CentOS 6.3

Sat Jul 14 07:08:41 UTC 2012
ottop at lavabit.com <ottop at lavabit.com>

> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM,  <ottop at lavabit.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm a complete newbie in Linux and am trying to get my Broadcom BCM4313
>> working in my Lenovo S10-3t netbook (CentOS 6.3 installed from LiveCD).
>> I followed the steps in the wiki, which lead me to ELRepo: wl-kmod. I
>> followed the instructions there until Step 2:
>> $ mkdir -p ~/rpmbuild/{BUILD,RPMS,SPECS,SOURCES,SRPMS}
>> $ echo -e "%_topdir $(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild\n%dist .el$(lsb_release -s
>> -r|cut -d"." -f1).local" >> ~/.rpmmacros
>> Then I got stuck with this message:
>> bash: lsb_release: command not found
> Are you referring to this ELRepo article?
> http://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod
> It says, "yum install redhat-lsb". Also, if you follow the
> instructions in there, you will NOT be building the module as root.
> Mark has noted these points in his reply. So, please go through the
> wiki carefully and try not to skip any steps.

My apologies. I was careless and missed that step completely. The
installation went fine (and this time I didn't use root unless specified),
but I stumbled into more problems with the rpm build. More info on the

> Will you also show us the output returned by :
> lspci -nn | grep -i net
> I'd like to see the vendor:device pairing.

Sure! For my Lenovo S10-3t:

05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780
Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1692] (rev 01)
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)