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Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:33 am

Only tried Liquorix out yesterday, worked fine. Updated today, rebooted, reinstalled my wireless as I have to do every time (Broadcom STA/WL), it came up as expected. Rebooted again a little later to no wireless. Have removed the two Liquorix kernels and dropped back to the vanilla 3.1 from Testing.

Everything is working again, just thought I would report as I know a few here use this kernel.

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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby AlbertP on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:38 am

Which Broadcom card do you have?
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lspci -nn | grep 14e4
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:48 am

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lspci -nn | grep 14e4
12:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby AlbertP on Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:08 am

With modern kernel versions you should be able to use the brcmsmac kernel driver (brcm80211 in some kernels) instead of Broadcom STA.
This driver was introduced in 2.6.39, and was a staging driver up to 3.1, though it seems to work fine for most users. You might need to add it to /etc/modules manually when it won't load from staging.
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:53 am

Thanks Albert, brcmsmac works and is installed, added to /etc/modules just in case. Will retry the liquorix kernel later today, had a busy day, I had to dash out earlier, so deleted the original post I made about it as I had wanted to add to it, but didn't have the time. Got to dash out again :(
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby AlbertP on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:03 pm

By the way, if you want to be sure which driver is actually driving your Broadcom card, you can run this command:
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Yes, I ran inxi -F (out of habit), but was in a rush, so put in the modules file just in case.

Thanks for all the help, back in for a bit, so going to try Liqourix now :)
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby xircon on Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:59 pm

Nope, no wireless on the new liquorix kernel, have uninstalled will raise on their forum later this evening.

:edit: Could this be a problem caused by eth2 being renamed wlan0 ???
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Re: Liquorix kernel update killed my wireless

Postby AlbertP on Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:25 pm

No.

Some drivers (e.g. STA) use an eth number and some drivers use wlan. This doesn't make any difference.
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