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ONEEYEMAN
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:13 am    Post subject: Broadcom driver issue Reply with quote

Hi, ALL,
I just successfully installed Gentoo on my newly fixed laptop. This is DELL laptop and it does have Broadcom wireless card.
I didn't try to use it during installation as its more convenient to use wired interface.

I compiled the kernel myself and I didn't compile broadcom driver as a module.

System rebooted fine and now I am checking for all incompatibilities/problem with the boot.

The first one is here (from dmesg):

Code:

b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 6, Type 5 (LP), Revision 1)
b43: probe of ssb0:0 failed with error -95
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PL ]


I don't understand this at all.
If there was a failure, then the driver shouldn't report loading. But if it is loaded, then why error?

Thank you.

[EDIT]
Code:

# lspci -v | grep Broadcom
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since b43 module needs this
Code:
sys-firmware/b43-firmware
what version are you using?

EDIT: Both versions are marked as unstable, this is why I'm asking ;)
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