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BCM4352 Drivers

asked 2018-01-19 09:24:57 -0600

dan_9k gravatar image

I found this set of instructions for installing BCM4352 drivers. I am using Fedora 27. My machine is a Dell Precision m4800.

I did the following

sudo dnf install
sudo dnf install
sudo dnf install kernel-devel broadcom-wl akmod-wl akmods
sudo akmods
sudo reboot

However, when I do sudo akmods the following happens:

Checking kmods exist for 4.13.9-300.fc27.x86_64            [  OK  ]
Files needed for building modules against kernel
4.13.9-300.fc27.x86_64 could not be found as the following
directories are missing:
/usr/lib/modules/4.13.9-300.fc27.x86_64/build/Is the correct kernel-devel package installed?                                               [FAILED]

I'm guessing that kernel-devel is not backwards compatible because when I do

sudo dnf install kernel-devel

Last metadata expiration check: 0:16:02 ago on Fri 19 Jan 2018 09:53:17 AM EST.
Package kernel-devel-4.14.13-300.fc27.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

What's the best way to get my wifi working? I've had no issues using Debian on this machine.

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Is working now?

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2018-01-22 22:14:40 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-01-22 15:01:13 -0600

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You need to update your kernel and then reboot. The devel package you're installing is for 4.14.13-300, but the akmods is trying to build for your current running kernel which is 4.13.9-300.

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answered 2018-01-24 17:32:42 -0600

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After the last update in Fedora 27 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 wifi stopped working so I opened the terminal, first I tried to re install

# dnf install kernel-devel broadcom-wl akmod-wl akmods but the system informs that it is already installed.

Then I ran the following commands # akmods in the first line he warns me that he was fine [OK] but in the second line I got a warning message (I did not capture screen, I only remember that warning) and within that I suggested a command to re-compile a module

/usr/sbin/akmods --force (so I did it as a root)

the process took some seconds and after thata I reboot the system and I ran the comand


and I saw I have wifi again.

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