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Having trouble with my brcm 4322 wireless network controller.

asked 2018-06-26 22:56:07 -0500

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I recently updated and upgraded my Fedora 28 Game Spin and now have no wireless connectivity. I just recently installed and switched to linux so my knowledge is next to none. However I did figure out how to get wireless on my system previously. Since my update i have been unable to get it to function. I don't know what to do. Any advise would be very much appreciated. I know that I probably got in over my head with my quest to learn Linux with this distro but it just looks so good and felt good as I was messing with it initially so I went with it. Thanks to anyone willing to lend a helping hand to a rookie to your community.

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answered 2018-07-05 09:21:39 -0500

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updated 2018-07-05 09:37:28 -0500

i know, this is not an answer but the post is to long for a comment and anyway i want to bring this topic in front because i have the same problem with my broadcom brcm4321 since kernel 4.16.15 (it worked fine with kernel 4.16.14 and below with the broadcom 802.11 STA driver (broadcom-wl- from rpmfusion

cat /proc/version

Linux version 4.17.3-200.fc28.x86_64 (mockbuild@bkernel02.phx2.fedoraprojec...) (gcc version 8.1.1 20180502 (Red Hat 8.1.1-1) (GCC))#1 SMP Tue Jun 26 14:17:07 UTC 2018

lspci -nnk

04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03) Subsystem: Apple Inc. AirPort Extreme [106b:0088] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge Kernel modules: wl


lo no wireless extensions.

virbr0 no wireless extensions.

ens5 no wireless extensions.

virbr0-nic no wireless extensions.

sudo journalctl SYSTEMDUNIT=NetworkManager.service

-- Logs begin at Fri 2018-05-04 19:48:53 CEST, end at Thu 2018-07-05 16:17:10 C>

-- No entries --

btw on my other mac with the brcm4331 the driver works still like a charm. any idea?

thanks in advance Frank

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hmmm, ok it's my fist time to compile something. so i unpacked the archive in an folder in the root of my home directory and ran make via terminal as sudo. unfortunately several errors occured:

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2018-07-06 12:06:22 -0500 )edit

/home/frank/bcm/src/wl/sys/wllinux.c:2355:2: Fehler: Implizite Deklaration der Funktion »inittimer«; meinten Sie »inittimers«? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] inittimer(&t->timer); ^~~~~~~~~~ init_timers

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2018-07-06 12:06:28 -0500 )edit

/home/frank/bcm/src/wl/sys/wllinux.c:2356:10: Fehler: »struct timerlist« hat kein Element namens »data« t-> = (ulong) t; ^

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2018-07-06 12:10:54 -0500 )edit

/home/frank/bcm/src/wl/sys/wllinux.c:2357:20: Fehler: Zuweisung an »void (*)(struct timerlist )« von inkompatiblem Zeigertyp »void ()(ulong)« {alias »void (*)(long unsigned int)«} [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types] t->timer.function = wl_timer; ^

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2018-07-06 12:11:06 -0500 )edit

/home/frank/bcm/src/wl/sys/wllinux.c: In Funktion »wlmonitor«: /home/frank/bcm/src/wl/sys/wllinux.c:2918:10: Fehler: »struct netdevice« hat kein Element namens »lastrx« skb->dev->lastrx = jiffies; ^~

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2018-07-06 12:11:23 -0500 )edit

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