--- Comment #12 from Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora(a)leemhuis.info> 2008-11-02 15:03:38
(In reply to comment #11)
> > Validate you don't have loaded (or built into the
> > Linux community provided driver for Broadcom hardware. [...]
> Is this a issue on Fedora?
Yes, this is an issue on Fedora. The driver conflicts with bcm43xx, ssb, b43
and ndiswrapper kernel modules. I use the following when installing manually:
Just a reminder for the next time: All packages normally should "just work" --
hence if you always need to do something manually to make the software that is
being packaged work (like you did) then you should make the package do it for
echo "blacklist bcm43xx" >>
echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
echo "blacklist ndiswrapper" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Then you should add a file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-for-broadcom-wl (or
something like that; just "blacklist" is to generic and might conflict with
other packages) with that stuff in it to the package.
Note that this will blacklist b43 even for broadcom hardware that is not
supported by b43. We should in the long term work towards a better solution
that doesn't have this problem.
echo "alias wlan0 wl" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
Is this really needed? That will break if people have more then one wlan device
in their system.
I guess for the sake of upgrading/removing the RPM that would be
with a new single modprobe.d file "/etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl" perhaps?
Two different files (one for the blacklist; one for the alias) might be wise
As for the README.txt - should we use a stripped down version of the
file or should we alter it to be more specific to Fedora/RPM installation?
You choice. Stripped down is likely easier to maintain.
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