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Re: firmware loading fails for b43 using linux 3.4?

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On 05/23/2012 06:49 PM, Mourad De Clerck wrote:

I'm probably missing something obvious, but when going from 3.3 to 3.4 the b43
driver throws up an error, saying it can't find the firmware - but it really
_is_ there.

Here's the error:

b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode16_mimo.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode16_mimo.fw" not found
b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to and download the
correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions
on this website.

Here's the firmware it claims doesn't exist:

$ sha1sum /lib/firmware/b43/ucode16_mimo.fw
825a4bc63e3a96bb20fd8551add947435d47ad46 /lib/firmware/b43/ucode16_mimo.fw

This is from Debian's firmware-b43-installer package, version 1:015-14.

The network card in question:

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)

The only obvious change is 6b6fa5868eec26bdc6a83543cebb8cf832a2645a by Larry
Finger. I don't know if it matters, but b43 is statically compiled in the kernel.

Am I missing something?

I do not know. I am building a system with b43 built in. Have you tried using b43 as a module?


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