Re: Problem with bcm43xx-80211

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---- "Robert P. J. Day" <[email protected]> wrote: 
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> 
> > I recently upgraded to the latest kernel on FC6, 2.6.22.1-32.fc6, and when I
> > did, my wireless failed to initialize. I posted a query here, and it was
> > suggested I needed to upgrade to version 4 of the bcm43xx driver. I found this
> > procedure to do so:
> >
> > # you need to be root
> > wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
> > tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
> > bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta.o
> >
> > When I run the bcm43xx-fwcutter command, I get this error:
> >
> > Sorry, the input file is either wrong or not supported by bcm43xx-fwcutter.
> > This file has an unknown MD5sum 9207bc565c2fc9fa1591f6c7911d3fc0.
> >
> > Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
> 
> i've done the above a number of times, without fail.  are you sure the
> tarball file itself is uncorrupted?
> 
My experience with tar files says that if the file uncompresses and "un-archives", the tar file is not corrupted. Not a 100% guarantee of course. If files within the tar archive were corrupt, seems like more people would be complaining. So I can't rule this out, but it seems unlikely.

Andrew


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