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Old 05-04-2011, 01:23 AM
Erich Schubert
 
Default Bug#625510: Broadcom 802.11 driver missing from 2.6.39-rc

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.39~rc5-1~experimental.1
Severity: normal
Tags: experimental

The driver for my other laptops broadcom BCM4313 seems to be missing.

Comparing the config files:
/boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
/boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211_PCI=y
/boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
/boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
/boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMSMAC is not set
/boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
/boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMDBG is not set

I wonder if maybe BRCMSMAC is the appropriate option now. A short search
revealed a patch to remove CONFIG_BRCM80211 "since [...] renamed to brcmsmac".
Could you enable that option for the next upload? Thanks.
(Not sure what the "full-mac cards" are that the BRCMFMAC driver is for. There
I saw something that you could not have SMAC und FMAC as module at the same
time (well, actually a patch that removes such a comment), but nothing yet of
the benefits of one over the other. Apparently fmac does more in the hardware
of the wireless card, but offering less features. Anyway, you could try
enabling both, unless there is some hint that this doesn't work?

Thank you for all your work on Debian!



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Old 05-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#625510: Broadcom 802.11 driver missing from 2.6.39-rc

On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 03:23 +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.39~rc5-1~experimental.1
> Severity: normal
> Tags: experimental
>
> The driver for my other laptops broadcom BCM4313 seems to be missing.
>
> Comparing the config files:
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:CONFIG_BRCM80211_PCI=y
> /boot/config-2.6.38-2-686:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:CONFIG_BRCM80211=m
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMSMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMFMAC is not set
> /boot/config-2.6.39-rc5-686-pae:# CONFIG_BRCMDBG is not set
>
> I wonder if maybe BRCMSMAC is the appropriate option now. A short search
> revealed a patch to remove CONFIG_BRCM80211 "since [...] renamed to brcmsmac".
> Could you enable that option for the next upload? Thanks.

Yes, thankyou.

> (Not sure what the "full-mac cards" are that the BRCMFMAC driver is for. There
> I saw something that you could not have SMAC und FMAC as module at the same
> time (well, actually a patch that removes such a comment), but nothing yet of
> the benefits of one over the other.
[...]

It's for different hardware. You can't choose between the drivers.

Ben.

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