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    Question Broadcom BMC4313 Driver Installation Issues

    Hello

    I am trying to install the built in BCM4313 on my Backtrack 5 R1 KDE.

    Code:
    root@root:~# lspci -n | grep 14e4
    02:00.0 0280: 14e4:4727 (rev 01)
    Quote Originally Posted by README.txt
    BRCM Product Name PCI Vendor ID PCI Device ID Dell Product ID
    4313 2.4 Ghz 0x14e4 0x4727 Dell 1501
    What I have done so far:

    • Downloaded the official driver: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
    • Installed the Kernel headers: # apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
    • Removed and reinstalled the Linux Source: # apt-get autoremove linux-source-`uname -r` # apt-get install linux-source-`uname -r`
      Else, # prepare-kernel-sources would throw
      Code:
      tar: linux-source-2.6.39.4.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    • Prepared the Kernel Sources like that.
    • Untarred the tarball


    Now when I try to build the driver as a LKM, following happens:
    Code:
    root@bt:~/hybrid_wl# make clean
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` clean
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    /root/hybrid_wl/Makefile:80: Neither CFG80211 nor Wireless Extension is enabled in kernel
      CLEAN   /root/hybrid_wl/.tmp_versions
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    
    root@bt:~/hybrid_wl# make
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    
      WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4/Module.symvers
               is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.
    
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    Using CFG80211 API
      LD      /root/hybrid_wl/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid_wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o
      CC [M]  /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o
    /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c: In function ‘wl_inform_single_bss’:
    /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.c:1817: error: too few arguments to function ‘ieee80211_channel_to_frequency’
    make[2]: *** [/root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_cfg80211.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/hybrid_wl] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.39.4'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Last edited by HansNoetig; 03-05-2012 at 05:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Broadcom BMC4313 Driver Installation Issues

    Today I checked if the driver works with Backtrack 5 R2 KDE. I don't have to remove and reinstall the kernel source for preparing it, but building it throws an error.

    root@root:~# prepare-kernel-sources[*] Kernel source seems to be available
    scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig
    CHK include/linux/version.h
    CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
    CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh[*] tada!
    root@root:~# cd /usr/src/linux
    root@root:/usr/src/linux# cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/

    root@root:/hybrid_wl# make clean
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd` clean
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'
    Wireless Extension is the only possible API for this kernel version
    Using Wireless Extension API
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'

    root@root:/hybrid_wl# make
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'

    WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6/Module.symvers
    is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

    Wireless Extension is the only possible API for this kernel version
    Using Wireless Extension API
    LD /root/hybrid_wl/built-in.o
    CC [M] /root/hybrid_wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
    CC [M] /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
    /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:388: error: unknown field ‘ndo_set_multicast_list’ specified in initializer
    /root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:388: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
    make[2]: *** [/root/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/root/hybrid_wl] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Last edited by HansNoetig; 03-08-2012 at 02:40 PM. Reason: Update

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    Default Re: Broadcom BMC4313 Driver Installation Issues

    Never mind. The driver is already built in in BT5R2.

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    Default Re: Broadcom BMC4313 Driver Installation Issues

    I have the same issue. Did you download GNOME or KDE and ISO or VMw?

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    Default Re: Broadcom BMC4313 Driver Installation Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by HansNoetig View Post
    Today I checked if the driver works with Backtrack 5 R2 KDE. I don't have to remove and reinstall the kernel source for preparing it, but building it throws an error.
    hi my name is duke, how did you fix the problem on this post. I am a new in linux. this post is long time ago. I get stuck now, i really need help thank you so much.

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