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Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby Will2Kill on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:12 pm

Hello, I have a problem with Broadcom wireless card
Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
I am using Linux Mint 14 with Linux 3.5.0-21-generic (x86_64)

Now when I first used the netbook I looked at the Software Sources, mostly wanting to see if there were any drivers for my graphics card, and saw that my wireless device, having two choices.
1. Using Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel-source (proprietary)
2. Do not use the device
The second choice was preselected.

Before that I had used my network manager and I was able to scan for wireless networks. I didn't touch the drivers choice because I thought it was working. I even made a successful WEP attack on a friend's wireless network with it.
When I tried connecting, first to an unsecure network and later to my own wireless it couldn't connect.
On the unsecure network it kept trying to connect, without failing or succeding. On my wireless it wouldn't accept my password no matter what encryption I chose, it was WPA but I'm not sure what "variety?" it was. A Windows 8 laptop connected without a problem with the same password.

I decided to use the proprietary driver but that resulted in being unable to even scan for networks. I then removed the proprietary drivers in hopes I could at least scan for networks but I was unable to do even that.

Tell me what infromation you need me to provide.
They told me to tun but just how far can I go wearing the black mask of fear?
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:12 pm

For the BCM4313 you need the brcmsmac driver, which is included in the Linux kernel as a loadable module. Here's me checking it is there:
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vincent@nadia ~ $ modinfo brcmsmac
filename:       /lib/modules/3.5.0-21-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmsmac/brcmsmac.ko
license:        Dual BSD/GPL
description:    Broadcom 802.11n wireless LAN driver.
author:         Broadcom Corporation
srcversion:     81190C9B86BA0E445FE8CCD
alias:          bcma:m04BFid0812rev18cl*
alias:          bcma:m04BFid0812rev17cl*
depends:        mac80211,bcma,brcmutil,cfg80211,cordic
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.5.0-21-generic SMP mod_unload modversions

Suggest you run the following command to remove any remnants of the driver you installed:
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sudo apt-get purge broadcom-sta-* bcmwl-kernel-source

then try to load the needed module:
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sudo modprobe brcmfmac

then check to see if it is loaded (or if you got an error, share that here instead):
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lsmod | grep brc

If needed, I got most of this from these two websites http://askubuntu.com/questions/12355/ho ... 7806#67806 and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... er/bcm43xx.
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:16 pm

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43; said:
What about broadcom-wl/sta?

Broadcom has elected to create their own proprietary driver for Linux. This is possibly due to various portable computer manufacturers like Dell including Broadcom's wireless chipsets in their devices. Also, many users/owners have expressed concerns and the pain of using ndiswrapper to use b43 so the driver was created to alleviate such issues.

However, broadcom-wl does not support some things that b43/b43legacy does. broadcom-wl can only offer connection to AP or Ad-Hoc networks, it does not offer AP modes and Monitor modes. Furthermore, the driver does not cooperate well with iw tools because it has its own ieee80211 stack. This stack is both outdated and does not work with the mac80211 stack which b43/b43legacy is based on.
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby Will2Kill on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:11 am

xenopeek wrote:Suggest you run the following command to remove any remnants of the driver you installed:
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sudo apt-get purge broadcom-sta-* bcmwl-kernel-source

then try to load the needed module:
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sudo modprobe brcmfmac

then check to see if it is loaded (or if you got an error, share that here instead):
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lsmod | grep brc

If needed, I got most of this from these two websites http://askubuntu.com/questions/12355/ho ... 7806#67806 and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... er/bcm43xx.


Thanks that did correct the immediate problem but i still can't connect to any sort of network.
I tried just a while ago. It stuck for a few minutes with an "Obtaining IP" message and ended with a message that it can't gain an IP or something along those lines.
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:15 am

Hmm. Can you copy the section about your BCM4313 Wireless from the following command?
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sudo lspci -vv
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby Will2Kill on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:39 am

It displays the help info of the command.
How do I check for the specific device?
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby Will2Kill on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:46 am

It was sudo lspci -vv not --vv.
Here's the ful output.

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Here is the bit about your wireless:
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03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e042
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
   Region 0: Memory at c0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
   Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited
         ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
         ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive+ BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
   Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
      UESta:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UEMsk:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UESvrt:   DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      CESta:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
      CEMsk:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      AERCap:   First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
   Capabilities: [13c v1] Virtual Channel
      Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
      Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
      Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
      Status:   InProgress-
      VC0:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
   Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-8e-ff-ff-07-08-3e
   Capabilities: [16c v1] Power Budgeting <?>
   Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
   Kernel modules: bcma

Here is the rest of the output, should that be relevant for somebody else:
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sudo lspci -vv
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 40
   Region 0: Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
   Region 2: Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   Region 4: I/O ports at 2000 [size=64]
   Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
   Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
      Address: fee0300c  Data: 4169
   Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
      AFCap: TP+ FLR+
      AFCtrl: FLR-
      AFStatus: TP-
   Kernel driver in use: i915
   Kernel modules: i915

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 41
   Region 0: Memory at c0604000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 41c8
   Kernel driver in use: mei
   Kernel modules: mei

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
   Region 0: Memory at c0608000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
   Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
      AFCap: TP+ FLR+
      AFCtrl: FLR-
      AFStatus: TP-
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 42
   Region 0: Memory at c0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=55mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4121
   Capabilities: [70] Express (v1) Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
         ExtTag- RBE- FLReset+
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #0, Speed unknown, Width x0, ASPM unknown, Latency L0 <64ns, L1 <1us
         ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM Disabled; Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
         ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed unknown, Width x0, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
   Capabilities: [100 v1] Virtual Channel
      Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
      Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
      Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
      Status:   InProgress-
      VC0:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=01
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
      VC1:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=1 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=22
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
   Capabilities: [130 v1] Root Complex Link
      Desc:   PortNumber=0f ComponentID=00 EltType=Config
      Link0:   Desc:   TargetPort=00 TargetComponent=00 AssocRCRB- LinkType=MemMapped LinkValid+
         Addr:   00000000fed1c000
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
   I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
   Memory behind bridge: afb00000-afcfffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000afd00000-00000000afefffff
   Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
   BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
      PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
   Capabilities: [40] Express (v2) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
         ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #1, Speed 5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <1us, L1 <4us
         ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L0s L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
         ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x0, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
      SltCap:   AttnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AttnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug+ Surprise+
         Slot #0, PowerLimit 0.000W; Interlock- NoCompl+
      SltCtl:   Enable: AttnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq- LinkChg-
         Control: AttnInd Unknown, PwrInd Unknown, Power- Interlock-
      SltSta:   Status: AttnBtn- PowerFlt- MRL- CmdCplt- PresDet- Interlock-
         Changed: MRL- PresDet- LinkState-
      RootCtl: ErrCorrectable- ErrNon-Fatal- ErrFatal- PMEIntEna- CRSVisible-
      RootCap: CRSVisible-
      RootSta: PME ReqID 0000, PMEStatus- PMEPending-
      DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range BC, TimeoutDis+ ARIFwd-
      DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis- ARIFwd-
      LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
          Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
          Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
      LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -3.5dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-
          EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-
   Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
      Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
   Memory behind bridge: c0500000-c05fffff
   Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
   BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
      PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
   Capabilities: [40] Express (v2) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
         ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #2, Speed 5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <512ns, L1 <16us
         ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive+ BWMgmt+ ABWMgmt-
      SltCap:   AttnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AttnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug- Surprise-
         Slot #1, PowerLimit 10.000W; Interlock- NoCompl+
      SltCtl:   Enable: AttnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq- LinkChg-
         Control: AttnInd Unknown, PwrInd Unknown, Power- Interlock-
      SltSta:   Status: AttnBtn- PowerFlt- MRL- CmdCplt- PresDet+ Interlock-
         Changed: MRL- PresDet- LinkState-
      RootCtl: ErrCorrectable- ErrNon-Fatal- ErrFatal- PMEIntEna- CRSVisible-
      RootCap: CRSVisible-
      RootSta: PME ReqID 0000, PMEStatus- PMEPending-
      DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range BC, TimeoutDis+ ARIFwd-
      DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis- ARIFwd-
      LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
          Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
          Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
      LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -3.5dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-
          EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-
   Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
      Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
   Memory behind bridge: aff00000-afffffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0400000-00000000c04fffff
   Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
   BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
      PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
   Capabilities: [40] Express (v2) Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
         ExtTag- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #3, Speed 5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <512ns, L1 <16us
         ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive+ BWMgmt+ ABWMgmt-
      SltCap:   AttnBtn- PwrCtrl- MRL- AttnInd- PwrInd- HotPlug- Surprise-
         Slot #2, PowerLimit 10.000W; Interlock- NoCompl+
      SltCtl:   Enable: AttnBtn- PwrFlt- MRL- PresDet- CmdCplt- HPIrq- LinkChg-
         Control: AttnInd Unknown, PwrInd Unknown, Power- Interlock-
      SltSta:   Status: AttnBtn- PowerFlt- MRL- CmdCplt- PresDet+ Interlock-
         Changed: MRL- PresDet- LinkState-
      RootCtl: ErrCorrectable- ErrNon-Fatal- ErrFatal- PMEIntEna- CRSVisible-
      RootCap: CRSVisible-
      RootSta: PME ReqID 0000, PMEStatus- PMEPending-
      DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range BC, TimeoutDis+ ARIFwd-
      DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis- ARIFwd-
      LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
          Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
          Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
      LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -3.5dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-
          EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-
   Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
      Address: 00000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 23
   Region 0: Memory at c0607000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
   Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
      AFCap: TP+ FLR+
      AFCtrl: FLR-
      AFStatus: TP-
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
   Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 4-port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 04) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 19
   Region 0: I/O ports at 20b8 [size=8]
   Region 1: I/O ports at 20cc [size=4]
   Region 2: I/O ports at 20b0 [size=8]
   Region 3: I/O ports at 20c8 [size=4]
   Region 4: I/O ports at 2090 [size=16]
   Region 5: I/O ports at 2080 [size=16]
   Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
      AFCap: TP+ FLR+
      AFCtrl: FLR-
      AFStatus: TP-
   Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: Memory at c0605000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Region 4: I/O ports at 2040 [size=32]
   Kernel modules: i2c-i801

00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 2-port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 04) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 21
   Region 0: I/O ports at 20a8 [size=8]
   Region 1: I/O ports at 20c4 [size=4]
   Region 2: I/O ports at 20a0 [size=8]
   Region 3: I/O ports at 20c0 [size=4]
   Region 4: I/O ports at 2070 [size=16]
   Region 5: I/O ports at 2060 [size=16]
   Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
   Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
      AFCap: TP+ FLR+
      AFCtrl: FLR-
      AFStatus: TP-
   Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
   Region 0: Memory at c0410000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
   Region 2: Memory at c0420000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
   Expansion ROM at c0430000 [disabled] [size=2K]
   Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] MSI: Enable- Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [a0] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=5 Masked-
      Vector table: BAR=2 offset=00000000
      PBA: BAR=2 offset=00000120
   Capabilities: [ac] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 <64us
         ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr+ NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <2us, L1 <64us
         ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
      DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range ABCD, TimeoutDis+
      DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
      LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
          Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
          Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
      LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-
          EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-
   Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
      UESta:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UEMsk:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UESvrt:   DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      CESta:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      CEMsk:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      AERCap:   First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
   Capabilities: [13c v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-b8-88-e3-a5-0a-e4
   Capabilities: [150 v1] Power Budgeting <?>
   Capabilities: [160 v1] Virtual Channel
      Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
      Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
      Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
      Status:   InProgress-
      VC0:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
   Kernel driver in use: tg3
   Kernel modules: tg3

04:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10) (prog-if 01)
   Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0742
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 19
   Region 0: Memory at c0400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
   Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable+ DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [ac] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 <64us
         ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr+ NoSnoop+
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 4096 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <1us, L1 <2us
         ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
      DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range ABCD, TimeoutDis+
      DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
      LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
          Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
          Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
      LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB, EqualizationComplete-, EqualizationPhase1-
          EqualizationPhase2-, EqualizationPhase3-, LinkEqualizationRequest-
   Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
      UESta:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UEMsk:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UESvrt:   DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      CESta:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      CEMsk:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      AERCap:   First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
   Capabilities: [150 v1] Power Budgeting <?>
   Capabilities: [160 v1] Virtual Channel
      Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
      Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
      Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
      Status:   InProgress-
      VC0:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
   Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
   Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
Last edited by xenopeek on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Replace quote with code tag, and split the wireless part from the rest of the output.
They told me to tun but just how far can I go wearing the black mask of fear?
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby Will2Kill on Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:45 am

There has been some progress.

It started when there was a problem with the network manager(wicd though I don't thnk it's important). I Switched Off all wireless activity from the manager and later on reboot for unrelated reasons. When I logged back in I tried to restart Wireless activity but the system crashed. After rebooting and the crash happening again I typed the ifconfig wlan0 down comand just in case, I had noticed it was very reguralry the go to solution when something about the wireless card not working.

Not only starting the Wireless worked but I could finally connect to wireless networks without a problem.

If I'm not mistaken ifconfig down stops the driver, so the problem probably has to do with that. However it is a temporary solution because everytime I put my laptop in suspension I have to do it all over.

Is there a more permanent solution?
They told me to tun but just how far can I go wearing the black mask of fear?
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby 64bitguy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:45 am

I'm running
-Version-
Kernel : Linux 3.5.0-17-generic (x86_64)
Compiled : #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012
C Library : Unknown
Default C Compiler : GNU C Compiler version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1)
Distribution : Linux Mint 14 Nadia

-Current Session-
Computer Name : test-Latitude-E6520
User Name : test (test)
Home Directory : /home/test
Desktop Environment : Unknown (Window Manager: Mutter (Muffin))

-Misc-
Uptime : 21 hours, 37 minutes
Load Average : 0.23, 0.17, 0.13


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test@test-Latitude-E6520 ~ $ modinfo brcmsmac
filename:       /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/brcm80211/brcmsmac/brcmsmac.ko
license:        Dual BSD/GPL
description:    Broadcom 802.11n wireless LAN driver.
author:         Broadcom Corporation
srcversion:     81190C9B86BA0E445FE8CCD
alias:          bcma:m04BFid0812rev18cl*
alias:          bcma:m04BFid0812rev17cl*
depends:        mac80211,bcma,brcmutil,cfg80211,cordic
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.5.0-17-generic SMP mod_unload modversions


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sudo lspci -vv
details for the Broadcom Section:
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02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Dell Inspiron M5010 / XPS 8300
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
   Region 0: Memory at e2d00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
      Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
      Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
   Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
   Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
      Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
   Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
      DevCap:   MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited
         ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
      DevCtl:   Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
         RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
         MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
      DevSta:   CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
      LnkCap:   Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
         ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
      LnkCtl:   ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
         ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
      LnkSta:   Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive+ BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
   Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
      UESta:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UEMsk:   DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      UESvrt:   DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
      CESta:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      CEMsk:   RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
      AERCap:   First Error Pointer: 14, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
   Capabilities: [13c v1] Virtual Channel
      Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
      Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
      Ctrl:   ArbSelect=Fixed
      Status:   InProgress-
      VC0:   Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
         Arb:   Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
         Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
         Status:   NegoPending- InProgress-
   Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-78-ff-ff-59-cc-af
   Capabilities: [16c v1] Power Budgeting <?>
   Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
   Kernel modules: bcma


Please note this is a clean build of Mint 14.1 with Cinnamon (64BIT).

Okay, so my wireless worked from the get-go (Yeah, I know.. a total shocker right?)

BUT.. The weird part is that my Wireless indicator light (above the keyboard) on this Dell Latitude does not "light up". There is a hardware switch to enable/disable wireless and that works just fine; but the light never comes on!

I am NOT experiencing the Wireless Network problems that others are talking about... just this issue with the light... thought I should document it.

I have NOT altered the configuration from the clean install that I performed yesterday, I simply ran all of the updates following that.. the light issue has existed from the beginning.

I should note that of the Linux Distributions that I have tested in the past 72-hours, this version of Mint is the only one that the wireless actually WORKED from the initial build with no modifications; but I would like to get the light issue fixed... unless doing so would hose up wireless functionality, in which case I can live without the light.. lol :)

72-Hours of Testing Includes:
Ubuntu 12.10 i386
Fedora 18 x86-64
Debian 6.0.6 AMD64-I386
OpenSuse 12.3 Beta 1 Build 0348 x86-64
Ubuntu 13.04 (Nightly 1-26-13) 64bit
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby barbaros_akkurt on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:44 am

Hello, I have a similar problem in my laptop, I changed from OpenSuse, to Ubuntu, and now, to LinuxMint, but the problem seems to persist.
Here is the output of lspci command:

07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1795
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 23
Region 0: Memory at d0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Address: 0000000000000000 Data: 0000
Capabilities: [d0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited
ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep+ BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive+ BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
Capabilities: [13c v1] Virtual Channel
Caps: LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128-
Ctrl: ArbSelect=Fixed
Status: InProgress-
VC0: Caps: PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
Ctrl: Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number 00-00-e5-ff-ff-2d-94-39
Capabilities: [16c v1] Power Budgeting <?>
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: bcma
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Re: Broadcom Wireless Problem

Postby barbaros_akkurt on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:59 am

I have tried something:
barbaros@barbaros-compaq ~ $ sudo apt-get purge broadcom-sta-* bcmwl-kernel-source
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'broadcom-sta-modules' for regex 'broadcom-sta-*'
Note, selecting 'broadcom-sta-common' for regex 'broadcom-sta-*'
Note, selecting 'broadcom-sta-dkms' for regex 'broadcom-sta-*'
Note, selecting 'broadcom-sta-source' for regex 'broadcom-sta-*'
Note, selecting 'broadcom-sta-dkms' instead of 'broadcom-sta-modules'
Package 'bcmwl-kernel-source' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'broadcom-sta-common' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'broadcom-sta-dkms' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'broadcom-sta-source' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
barbaros@barbaros-compaq ~ $ sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta-source
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
broadcom-sta-dkms : Breaks: broadcom-sta-common but 5.100.82.112-7 is to be installed
Breaks: broadcom-sta-source but 5.100.82.112-7 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What can you advise?
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