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Old 07-29-2010, 07:45 PM
kelly hirai
 
Default Dreaded broadcom BCM4312 wireless card causes DMA failures and crashes

On 03/26/10 09:57, Mick wrote:
> On 26 March 2010 13:53, Mick <michaelkintzios@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Has anyone managed to get BCM4312, 802.11b/g (pcie) Device: pci
>> 0x4315, going with the b43 module?
>>
>> b43-phy0 ERROR: Fatal DMA error: 0x00000400, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
>> 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
>> b43-phy0: Controller RESET (DMA error) ...
>> b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
>> b43-phy0: Controller restarted
>> b43-phy0 ERROR: Fatal DMA error: 0x00000400, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
>> 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
>>
>> I've unmasked and am using the latest firmware in portage and the b43
>> module from the gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r7 kernel. The card comes up,
>> then authenticates and tries to get an IP address, but in less than a
>> second after it gets an IP address it crashes with these recurring
>> messages above.
>>
>> Is there a fix, or shall I go for the wl module by Broadcom or even
>> give up and go for the ndiswrapper solution?
> Posted too early perhaps. There seems to be a patch coming for the
> 2.6.33 kernels. Will have to wait I guess.
>
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/66064/
im guessing here. maybe you have old firmware. did you get the "old
firmware" warning in your kernel messages when you loaded the module?
 
Old 07-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Mick
 
Default Dreaded broadcom BCM4312 wireless card causes DMA failures and crashes

On Thursday 29 July 2010 20:45:39 kelly hirai wrote:
> On 03/26/10 09:57, Mick wrote:
> > On 26 March 2010 13:53, Mick <michaelkintzios@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Has anyone managed to get BCM4312, 802.11b/g (pcie) Device: pci
> >> 0x4315, going with the b43 module?
> >>
> >> b43-phy0 ERROR: Fatal DMA error: 0x00000400, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
> >> 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
> >> b43-phy0: Controller RESET (DMA error) ...
> >> b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
> >> b43-phy0: Controller restarted
> >> b43-phy0 ERROR: Fatal DMA error: 0x00000400, 0x00000000, 0x00000000,
> >> 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
> >>
> >> I've unmasked and am using the latest firmware in portage and the b43
> >> module from the gentoo-sources-2.6.32-r7 kernel. The card comes up,
> >> then authenticates and tries to get an IP address, but in less than a
> >> second after it gets an IP address it crashes with these recurring
> >> messages above.
> >>
> >> Is there a fix, or shall I go for the wl module by Broadcom or even
> >> give up and go for the ndiswrapper solution?
> >
> > Posted too early perhaps. There seems to be a patch coming for the
> > 2.6.33 kernels. Will have to wait I guess.
> >
> > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/66064/
>
> im guessing here. maybe you have old firmware. did you get the "old
> firmware" warning in your kernel messages when you loaded the module?

No. It was a kernel problem. The new 2.6.34-gentoo-r1 works fine.
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Regards,
Mick
 

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