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Broadcom drivers in Fedora 18

asked 2013-01-21 18:06:33 -0600

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In the first days the broadcom driver worked really fine, until I had to update kernel from 3.6 (I guess, don't really know, grub never showed up) to kernel 3.7.2.

When I updated I did what I allways do when updating, to reinstall the broadcom driver 'sudo yum install kmod-wl broadcom-wl'

But now it doesn't work any more, I've already reinstalled 3 times de broadcom driver, but wifi isn't enabled, and as grub doesn't show up fedora is booted inmediately to the last installed kernel, without letting me to choose the old kernel wich have's the working broadcom driver

¿How can I get broadcom driver to work?

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Does the in-kernel driver work? Some folks install third party drivers out of habit, not need.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-01-22 13:14:21 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-22 12:52:14 -0600

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updated 2013-01-22 12:55:37 -0600

If you always install the driver that's mean you're not use it DKMS type driver or akmod type package. For that reason you will always have to re-install package every kernel version. I suggest find the driver as a source. But before do that tricky way. I suggest you should check here ;

Fedora forum brodcom driver article link

Yes It's Fedora 16 in the end but basic still same.

And one more link for whole wifi driver list you can find your driver in here.

http://linuxwireless.org/

Good Luck

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