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Broadcom wireless issues with Fedora 27 - wl.ko does not exist on i686

asked 2017-11-27 07:07:56 -0500

ragde gravatar image

I just installed Fedora 27 in 32 bit version and installed broadcom-wl from the rpmfusion non-free repository. I verified that broadcom-wl is installed with "dnf install -y broadcom-wl".

find /lib/modules/4.13.... -name "wl.ko"

does not give any result. I'm afraid that the i686 non-free repository may not be complete regarding broadcom-wl.

On earlier kernel releases I usually compiled the broadcom driver myself and installed it manually. However, the kernel includes and structures appear to have changed a lot since then. Effectively, I was not able to succeed even with some ad hoc changes inside the source, though I'm not a kernel programmer. Helpful could also be a source tar that compiles smoothly with the F27 kernel.

I would be grateful for any help and/or suggestion.

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answered 2017-11-28 03:29:57 -0500

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Report it in Bugzilla Rpmfusion!

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answered 2018-01-01 10:31:47 -0500

ragde gravatar image

I reported at Rpmfusion and the problem was solved after some iterations. Many Thanks for the support.

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