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Hi all After a couple of days searching i was able to install my wireless card (without ndswrapper). I have install wicd to connect to my Netgear RangeMax WPN824 v2 ...
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    Arrow [SOLVED] Slackware 12.2 broadcom wireless problem


    Hi all

    After a couple of days searching i was able to install my wireless card (without ndswrapper). I have install wicd to connect to my Netgear RangeMax WPN824 v2 router. I have no problems in windows (XP and Vista). I have a PC connected via wire.

    I had problems connecting with ndwrapper so i tried with broadcom driver, and after 2 days and a couple of patches i was able to run my driver. Here is what i did:

    download:
    http://svn.pardus.org.tr/pardus/deve...rs/broadcom-wl
    http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_s...0_79_10.tar.gz
    Code:
    mkdir hybrid_wl
    cd hybrid_wl
    
    tar zxfv ../hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_79_10.tar.gz
    
    patch -p1 < ../broadcom-wl/files/iwe_stream_api.patch
    patch -p1 < ../broadcom-wl/files/linux-2.6.29.patch
    patch -p1 < ../broadcom-wl/files/remove-module-aliases.patch
    patch -p1 < ../broadcom-wl/files/wl_iw.patch
    
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.29/source M=`pwd` clean
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.29/source M=`pwd`
    
    cp wl.ko /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    depmod -a
    modprobe wl
    Now after this i have wireless eth1 ( with ndiswrapper i had wlan0 )
    I tried wicd as a network manager, but i cannot connect. i tried manual config:

    /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf
    *)
    INFO=”My Network”
    ESSID=”MyESSID”
    ;;

    Then add the following lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf for the wireless interface, in this case eth1.
    WLAN_WPA[1]=”wpa_supplicant”
    WLAN_WPADRIVER[1]=”wext

    edit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf so as to enter your SSID and key
    wpa_passphrase mySSID myassphrase

    Code:
    ifconfig eth0 down
    ifconfig eth1 up
    iwconfig eth1 essid dkpw
    wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf &
    dhcpcd eth1
    and i get this:
    Code:
    wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf & dhcpcd eth1
    [1] 13676
    Broadcasting DHCP_DISCOVER
    Trying to associate with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6 (SSID='netcho' freq=2437 MHz)
    ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
    Association request to the driver failed
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    ^Cterminating on signal 2
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    root@amidamaro:~# l2_packet_receive - recvfrom: Network is down
    Trying to associate with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6 (SSID='netcho' freq=2437 MHz)
    ioctl[SIOCSIWAP]: Device or resource busy
    Association request to the driver failed
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys
    Associated with 00:1b:2f:65:6c:c6
    WPA: 4-Way Handshake failed - pre-shared key may be incorrect
    wicd log

    Code:
    2009/04/08 15:24:48 :: GetCurrentNetworkID: Returning -1, current network not found
    2009/04/08 15:24:48 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:49 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Connecting to wireless network netcho
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Putting interface down
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ifconfig eth1 down
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Releasing DHCP leases...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Setting false IP...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Stopping wpa_supplicant and any DHCP clients
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: killall wpa_supplicant
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Flushing the routing table...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ip route flush dev eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Generating psk...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Attempting to authenticate...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: wpa_supplicant -B -i eth1 -c /var/lib/wicd/configurations/001b2f656cc6 -D wext
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: Putting interface up...
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ifconfig eth1 up
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: iwconfig eth1 mode Managed
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: ['iwconfig', 'eth1', 'essid', 'netcho', 'channel', '6', 'ap', '00:1B:2F:65:6C:C6']
    2009/04/08 15:24:50 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:24:51 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:52 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:52 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:24:52 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:53 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:54 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:55 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:56 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:57 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:58 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:24:59 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:00 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:01 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS ASSOCIATING
    2009/04/08 15:25:02 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:03 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:04 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:05 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:05 :: wpa_supplicant rescan forced...
    2009/04/08 15:25:06 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:07 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:08 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:09 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:10 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:11 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS ASSOCIATING
    2009/04/08 15:25:12 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:13 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:14 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:15 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS DISCONNECTED
    2009/04/08 15:25:15 :: wpa_supplicant rescan forced...
    2009/04/08 15:25:16 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:17 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:18 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:19 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:20 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:22 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS ASSOCIATING
    2009/04/08 15:25:23 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:24 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:25 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:26 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:27 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:28 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:29 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:30 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:31 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:32 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:33 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:34 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:35 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:36 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS SCANNING
    2009/04/08 15:25:37 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:38 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:39 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:40 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS 4WAY_HANDSHAKE
    2009/04/08 15:25:41 :: wpa_supplicant authentication may have failed.
    2009/04/08 15:25:41 :: exiting connection thread
    2009/04/08 15:25:42 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:43 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: returning automatically reconnect when connection drops True
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: scanning start
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: ifconfig eth1 up
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: iwlist eth1 scan
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: scanning done
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: found 1 networks:
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: 00:1B:2F:65:6C:C6
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnectto wireless network
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: netcho has profile
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:44 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:45 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:46 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:47 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: returning automatically reconnect when connection drops True
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: scanning start
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: ifconfig eth1 up
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: iwlist eth1 scan
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: scanning done
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: found 1 networks:
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: 00:1B:2F:65:6C:C6
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnectto wireless network
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: netcho has profile
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:48 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:49 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:50 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:51 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: returning automatically reconnect when connection drops True
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: scanning start
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: ifconfig eth1 up
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: iwlist eth1 scan
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: scanning done
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: found 1 networks:
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: 00:1B:2F:65:6C:C6
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: No wired connection present, attempting to autoconnectto wireless network
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: netcho has profile
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: Unable to autoconnect, you'll have to manually connect
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:52 :: iwconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:53 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:54 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:55 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:56 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:56 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:57 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:58 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:25:59 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:00 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:00 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:01 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:02 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:03 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:04 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:04 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:05 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:06 :: ifconfig eth1
    2009/04/08 15:26:08 :: ifconfig eth1
    knotifier

    Code:
    Log file update (/var/log/messages)
    <font color="#000000">Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Interface eth1.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth1.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.105.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Withdrawing address record for fe80::221:ff:fe7b:ff1a on eth1.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Withdrawing address record for 192.168.1.105 on eth1.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth1.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.105.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: New relevant interface eth1.IPv4 for mDNS.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Registering new address record for 192.168.1.105 on eth1.IPv4.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.6
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost Copyright 2004-2007 Internet Systems Consortium.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: All rights reserved
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost All rights reserved.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: 
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost Bind socket to interface: No such device
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost 
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost If you did not get this software from ftp.isc.org, please
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost get the latest from ftp.isc.org and install that before
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost requesting help.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost If you did get this software from ftp.isc.org and have not
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost yet read the README, please read it before requesting help.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost If you intend to request help from the dhcp-server@isc.org
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost mailing list, please read the section on the README about
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost submitting bug reports and requests for help.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost help directly to the authors of this software - please
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost the README file.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost exiting.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost  
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Withdrawing address record for 192.168.1.105 on eth1.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth1.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.105.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Interface eth1.IPv4 no longer relevant for mDNS.
    <br>Apr  8 15:24:51 localhost avahi-daemon[2168]: Registering new address record for fe80::221:ff:fe7b:ff1a on eth1.*.
    and

    Code:
    Log file update (/var/log/syslog)
    Apr  8 15:24:50 localhost dhclient: Bind socket to interface: No such device
    Also tried
    Code:
    ifconfig eth1 192.168.1.105
    after that i can see that wicd shows that i'm connected, but i dont have ping to anything even to my router 192.168.1.1, i get network unreachable. if i ping google.com it doesnt give me anything.

    Specs:
    Slackware 12.2 Kernel 2.6.29
    Laptop HP 6730s
    Marvell Yukon 88E8042 ethernet
    Broadcom BCM4312 wireless

    PS: poor signal with ndwrapper, i could see only my router, now i can see 2 other net at 20% and 30% signal

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    Which Broadcom card do you have? You can try the b43 drivers as well. b43 - Linux Wireless

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    Actually, the b43 driver may already be loading for your card. It would then compete for the card with any other driver, causing problems. This is also true if you set up NDISwrapper, and are no longer using it. You may actually have three drivers loading for your card. Check the output of this command:
    Code:
    lsmod
    For any of these modules:

    ndiswrapper
    b43
    wl

    The b43 driver is the native Linux driver. If you only want "g" wireless, then I would use it. It will require installing firmware first. I don't know if Slackware has an easy method, so you may need to follow these (crappy) instructions
    B43 - Firmware Installation
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    i did
    Code:
    ndiswrapper uninstall
    i have blacklisted b43, b43legecy, ndiswrapper.
    i'll see lsmod when i get home.

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    If you have those modules blacklisted, none of them will load automatically. The wl module should then be the only one loading. If you wanted to try the b43 driver, you could remove the wl module and load the b43 module. You would want to install the firmware first, though. If you need some help, just ask. You will first need to install the b43-fwcutter application.

    To load/unload the modules (as root):
    Code:
    modprobe -r wl
    Code:
    modprobe b43
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    Lightbulb

    lsmod - wl is loaded
    i'm reading b43 - Linux Wireless

    but i cannot understand when i compile b43-fwcutter-011
    what i do next.
    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
    sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" 
    wl_apsta_mimo.o
    Won't this install again the wl module?
    I did a lot of things, and i dont remember how i installed the wl driver , but i think it was with this broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

    do i write this
    Code:
    export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    from the root shell, or i have to put it in a shell script?

    PS: Before i did anything i checked the kernel, and there where the modules for the broadcom BCM43xx, but even if i enable the to be built in, or as modules nothing changed, i still have to install ndiswrapper or other driver

    EDIT:
    Got it. After few minutes of extensive brain struggle i saw that wl_apsta_mimo.o has to be on the same line as ../../b43-fwcutter-011... so now i did
    Code:
    modprobe -a b43
    lsmod
    and there was the b43 module. BUT now i dont have an interface /nor wlan0, neither eth1(4)/.
    Also i had to add "modprobe b43" to my rc.local file, because the module doesnt load after reboot.

    And now what to do next ?

    10x

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    First check lsmod to make sure that wl or ndiswrapper aren't loading. If they are, remove them.

    Then check the output of this command, for any messages about the wireless card/driver.
    Code:
    dmesg
    Specifically, run this command and post the output.
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware.
    Now check for the wireless:
    Code:
    iwconfig
    If the wireless is present, then you just need an easy way to connect. I understand that Slackware doesn't offer the NetworkManager applet. You should instead install Wicd to connect to available networks.

    wicd - home
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    i have already installed wicd (slackware /extra dir)

    here is the output:
    lsmod
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    b43                   103492  0
    snd_pcm_oss            33576  0
    snd_mixer_oss          12420  1 snd_pcm_oss
    dmesg -last messages
    Code:
    [   39.513799] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    [   87.801641] set status page addr 0x03fff000
    [  111.594073] [drm:drm_wait_vblank] *ERROR* failed to acquire vblank counter, -22
    [  119.398448] [drm:drm_wait_vblank] *ERROR* failed to acquire vblank counter, -22
    dmesg | grep firmware
    Code:
    [    2.355029] Bluetooth: Broadcom Blutonium firmware driver ver 1.2
    dmesg | grep Broadcom
    Code:
    [    2.355029] Bluetooth: Broadcom Blutonium firmware driver ver 1.2
    [    3.243838] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
    [   39.513799] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    dmesg | grep 43
    Code:
    [    0.264257] pci 0000:00:1d.7: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0x98904000-0x989043ff]
    [    0.269432] pci_bus 0000:00: on NUMA node 0
    [    0.295439] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 *11 12 14 15)
    [    0.299843] NetLabel: Initializing
    [    0.342436] pci 0000:00:1c.4: PCI bridge, secondary bus 0000:44
    [    0.343006] IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    [    0.343289] TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    [    0.343722] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    [    0.345432] type=2000 audit(1239443801.344:1): initialized
    [    0.374363] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
    [    0.430639] power_supply BAT0: uevent
    [    0.430641] power_supply BAT0: No power supply yet
    [    0.430699] power_supply BAT0: power_supply_changed
    [    0.431059] power_supply BAT0: power_supply_changed_work
    [    0.468343] power_supply BAT0: prop TECHNOLOGY=Li-ion
    [    0.474371] fan PNP0C0B:03: registered as cooling_device3
    [    0.556739] ACPI: Thermal Zone [SKNZ] (43 C)
    [    0.614384] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel Mobile IntelВ® GM45 Express Chipset
    [    0.640438] Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.21-k3-NAPI
    [    0.641943] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 0.3.3.3-k6
    [    0.643395] Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver - version 1.2.45-k2
    [    0.661439] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [    0.669043] scsi1 : ata_piix
    [    2.224319] ehci_hcd: block sizes: qh 128 qtd 96 itd 160 sitd 96
    [    2.224364] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1a.7: PCI INT D -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    [    2.243628] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
    [    2.271435] usb usb2: usb_probe_device
    [    2.271437] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [    2.284338] hub 3-0:1.0: standalone hub
    [    2.284340] hub 3-0:1.0: no power switching (usb 1.0)
    [    2.284341] hub 3-0:1.0: individual port over-current protection
    [    2.284343] hub 3-0:1.0: power on to power good time: 2ms
    [    2.284347] hub 3-0:1.0: local power source is good
    [    2.284349] hub 3-0:1.0: trying to enable port power on non-switchable hub
    [    2.291435] usb usb4: uevent
    [    2.294370] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1a.2: setting latency timer to 64
    [    2.294380] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1a.2: UHCI Host Controller
    [    2.304310] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 6
    [    2.308433] usb usb6: Manufacturer: Linux 2.6.29 uhci_hcd
    [    2.321343] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: PCI INT C -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    [    2.343029] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    [    2.343707] serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    [    2.344366] serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    [    2.354340] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.14.0-ioctl (2008-04-23) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
    [    2.356437] Bluetooth: BlueFRITZ! USB driver ver 1.2
    [    2.357143] usbcore: registered new interface driver bfusb
    [    2.402043] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1a.2: port 1 portsc 008a,00
    [    2.430036] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: port 2 portsc 008a,00
    [    2.811430] registered taskstats version 1
    [    3.243136] usb 3-1: Product: HP Integrated Module
    [    3.243838] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
    [    4.554300] usb 1-5:1.0: uevent
    [    4.554393] usb 1-5:1.1: uevent
    [    4.555434] usb usb2: uevent
    [   21.526843] power_supply BAT0: prop CHARGE_FULL=4207000
    [   21.532543] usb 6-0:1.0: uevent
    [   21.534369] usb usb2: uevent
    [   21.534431] usb 2-0:1.0: uevent
    [   23.430788] hald-probe-vide used greatest stack depth: 5896 bytes left
    [   39.513799] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    tunl0     no wireless extensions.
    
    sit0      no wireless extensions.

  10. #9
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    I don't see anything really abnormal. There is one thing that doesn't seem right. There should be a message saying that it is requesting the firmware. Unless it was there and you just didn't post it, I think that it still isn't loading the firmware.

    It may be just a Slackware thing. Here is the results from my Fedora install, using a Broadcom 4306 wireless.
    Code:
    [paul2@localhost ~]$ dmesg | grep firmware
    firmware: requesting intel-ucode/0f-02-09
    firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    
    [paul2@localhost ~]$ dmesg | grep Broadcom
    eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:11:43:66:11:c3
    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
    Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    
    [paul2@localhost ~]$ dmesg | grep 43
    ACPI: DSDT 7FEF0C00, 2594 (r1 INT430 SYSFexxx     1001 MSFT  100000E)
    system 00:0b: ioport range 0x43b0-0x43bb has been reserved
    system 00:0b: ioport range 0x43c0-0x43df has been reserved
    type=2000 audit(1239448743.655:1): initialized
    eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:11:43:66:11:c3
    b43-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
    b43-phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 2, Type 2, Revision 2
    b43-phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 2
    Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMLR, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
    input: b43-phy0 as /class/input/input9
    firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    b43-phy0 debug: Chip initialized
    b43-phy0 debug: 30-bit DMA initialized
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
    Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
    b43-phy0 debug: Wireless interface started
    b43-phy0 debug: Adding Interface type 2
    One thing to note. If you look at my firmware message:
    Code:
    firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    It is looking for the firmware in a folder named b43. I used to get a firmware error, then I created a folder /lib/firmware/b43, and put the firmware in it. You can copy the firmware to a b43 folder, and see if it makes a difference.

    Maybe Slackware keeps the firmware in a different folder. Also, is there a configuration program to configure the network cards? I would try that too.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

  11. #10
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    There is something that I just realized. The system doesn't seem to be finding the Broadcom wireless card. Post the output of these commands.
    Code:
    lspci
    Code:
    lsusb
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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