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Old 03-18-2011, 05:02 PM
Leann Ogasawara
Default UBUNTU: Add symlinks to broadcom firmware files

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/728746

The brcm80211 module tries to load non-existent firmware and thus throws
the following type of error:

brcm80211: fail to load firmware brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
brcm80211: Failed to find firmware usually in /lib/firmware/brcm

The necessary firmware is actually available at:


Adding symlinks to the proper files resolves the issue and has been
confirmed by the bug reporter to allow the driver/device to operate as

Pull request is as follows, please consider applying to the Natty
linux-firmware package.

The following changes since commit bd96ae379112b379396a2c1da83601932236f18e:

Ubuntu-1.48 (2011-03-03 07:55:43 -0700)

are available in the git repository at:
git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/linux-firmware.git lp728746

Leann Ogasawara (1):
UBUNTU: Add symlinks to broadcom firmware files

brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw | 1 +
brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 120000 brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
create mode 120000 brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw

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