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Old 04-16-2011, 12:05 AM
Eric Mesa
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

I originally posted this to the user mailing list, but as I thought about it, I realized that this might be something that needs to be brought to the attention of the developers before Fedora 15 ships.

My original message:I just got an Acer Aspire One and threw Fedora 15 Alpha on it. �This

is a good thing as, according to
linuxwireless.org/en/users/drivers/brcm80211�says that my wifi chip is

in the 2.6.38 kernel. �That page tells me to d/l some firmware files
to a specific directory. �I went there and those files are already
there. �But I don't have any wireless configured.

The system only sees em1 and lo if I do an iwconfig and em1 is the ethernet.

lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313
802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
� � � �Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]

so the system can see the hardware. �Why is it not loading? �Is there

another step I'm missing?

Thanks!


Which prompted the following reply on the list:Hi,


There is possibly an small problem - what relates to the kmod - akmod
naming difference. I could help you, but tell me the results of
'ifconfig', 'rfkill' (you have install that, and need an list param),

and 'lsmod', 'rpm -qa | grep wl' . Pack that into an txt, and send it
over me. If I have right, then we have to report an dependency
problem.

Thanks,

Zoltan



Which is what made me think the devs needed to see it. �Here's the output that he asked me to generate:





em1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1C:75:08:BF:3C:5A
inet addr:192.168.1.17 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::1e75:8ff:febf:3c5a/64 Scope:Link



UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2095 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1569 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:4
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000



RX bytes:2051696 (1.9 MiB) TX bytes:211388 (206.4 KiB)
Interrupt:45

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host



UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0



RX bytes:1380 (1.3 KiB) TX bytes:1380 (1.3 KiB)

rfkill now
rfkill list wlan
rfkill list wifi
lsmod now
Module Size Used by
tcp_lp 2183 0
sunrpc 195388 1



8021q 18707 0
garp 6087 1 8021q
stp 1951 1 garp
llc 4716 2 garp,stp
cpufreq_ondemand 9466 2
acpi_cpufreq 7001 1



freq_table 3963 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
mperf 1505 1 acpi_cpufreq
ip6t_REJECT 4048 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 7978 1
nf_defrag_ipv6 9531 1 nf_conntrack_ipv6



ip6table_filter 1695 1
ip6_tables 16834 1 ip6table_filter
snd_hda_codec_realtek 325024 1
uvcvideo 54609 0
snd_hda_intel 23694 2
snd_hda_codec 80822 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel



snd_hwdep 6368 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq 52438 0
videodev 63426 1 uvcvideo
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 6697 1 videodev
microcode 18117 0
snd_seq_device 6001 1 snd_seq



snd_pcm 78769 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
i2c_i801 9213 0
iTCO_wdt 11480 0
iTCO_vendor_support 2634 1 iTCO_wdt
snd_timer 19593 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm



joydev 9635 0
atl1c 30919 0
snd 62654 12 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 6299 1 snd



snd_page_alloc 7431 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
sparse_keymap 3302 0
rfkill 16552 0
wmi 9105 0
uinput 7419 0
ipv6 282007 33 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_defrag_ipv6



i915 346239 2
drm_kms_helper 27243 1 i915
drm 187648 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 4950 1 i915
i2c_core 25468 6 videodev,i2c_i801,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo _bit



video 12432 1 i915
rpm command now
python-iwlib-0.1-6.fc15.x86_64
iwl100-firmware-39.31.5.1-2.fc15.noarch
iwl3945-firmware-15.32.2.9-5.fc15.noarch
iwl6000-firmware-9.221.4.1-2.fc15.noarch



iwl6050-firmware-41.28.5.1-3.fc15.noarch
iwl5000-firmware-8.83.5.1-2.fc15.noarch
iwl6000g2a-firmware-17.168.5.1-2.fc15.noarch
iwl1000-firmware-39.31.5.1-1.fc15.noarch
iwl4965-firmware-228.61.2.24-3.fc15.noarch



iwl5150-firmware-8.24.2.2-2.fc15.noarchThanks,

So let me know what info you need to get this resolved.
Thanks a lot!

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:31 AM
Matthew Garrett
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 08:05:55PM -0400, Eric Mesa wrote:

> linuxwireless.org/en/users/drivers/brcm80211*says that my wifi chip is
> in the 2.6.38 kernel. *That page tells me to d/l some firmware files
> to a specific directory. *I went there and those files are already
> there. *But I don't have any wireless configured.

The driver is in staging rather than the main kernel, and we typically
only enable drivers in staging if there's someone who's willing and able
to handle the maintenance of the driver. So it's expected to fail to
work, I'm afraid.

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Old 04-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Eric Mesa
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

The driver is in staging rather than the main kernel, and we typically

only enable drivers in staging if there's someone who's willing and able
to handle the maintenance of the driver. So it's expected to fail to
work, I'm afraid.

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I see. *So what would I need to do to enable it? *Recompile the kernel? *Drop a file somewhere?
Thanks,**

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Matthew Garrett
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 03:10:01PM -0400, Eric Mesa wrote:

> I see. So what would I need to do to enable it? Recompile the kernel?
> Drop a file somewhere?

There may be a kmod for it in rpmfusion? If not you'll need to rebuild
your kernel.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 AM
"tim.lauridsen@gmail.com"
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:58 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 03:10:01PM -0400, Eric Mesa wrote:



> * *I see. *So what would I need to do to enable it? *Recompile the kernel?

> * * Drop a file somewhere?



There may be a kmod for it in rpmfusion? If not you'll need to rebuild

your kernel.



I have a *
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
I use

akmod-wl
from rpmfusion to get it working.
Tim


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Old 04-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Eric Mesa
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

Thanks for the suggestions to look in rpmfusion.* I got confirmation from a user on the users mailing list that the rpmfusion solution worked for them.* I needed to get things working right away, so I've temporarily moved on to Ubuntu on that machine as their restricted drivers utility found the necessary driver and I hadn't heard from you guys or the other guy by the time I needed the netbook to be working.* But, knowing that it works on Fedora means I can come back to Fedora on that machine next time I refresh the OS on there.* And, of course, I continue to run Fedora on my main desktop computer as it's my favorite distro.


Thanks for the help and suggestions,--
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:42 PM
Eric Mesa
 
Default Acer Aspire One, Wifi, and Fedora 15

Just wanted to make sure, my previous reply wasn't meant to be accusatory that you guys took too long.* Just meant to explain why I wouldn't be getting back with info on whether the proposed fix worked or not.


Sorry for any misunderstandings,--
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