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#1 2012-12-31 06:12:19

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[Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Sorry to resurrect the old thread. But I'm still have trouble connecting via wifi, and hoping some might be able to help me.
I have done the suggested to /etc/modprobe.d/b43.conf file.

After doing, this yesterday, I had an active wifi for 5 seconds just before I rebooted. Now I'm back to square one.

> sudo modprobe b43
> uname -a
Linux debian-sid 3.7.0-1.dmz.4-liquorix-amd64 #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 30 00:33:48 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> lspci -knn
...
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
...
> sudo iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
> sudo iwlist scan
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

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#2 2012-12-31 11:19:14

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Post output of

dmesg|grep b43

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#3 2012-12-31 21:49:31

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

dmesg|grep b43

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#4 2013-01-01 10:41:04

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

sudo rfkill list

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#5 2013-01-01 15:09:55

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

@Ozitraveller & xaos52:  I hope you don't mind, but given the age of this thread and its apparent deprecation, I'm splitting off the current discussion to its own thread and closing the deprecated thread.

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#6 2013-01-01 23:01:05

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

sudo rfkill list

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#7 2013-01-02 06:41:57

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

> sudo rfkill list
Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory

sudo rfkill list all
Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory

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#8 2013-01-02 11:12:16

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Does it work with a regular debian kernel?

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#9 2013-01-02 18:50:27

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

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#10 2013-01-02 19:33:08

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

> sudo rfkill list all0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes

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#11 2013-01-02 21:00:35

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Houston we have lift-off!!! Now I'll try the liquorix kernel and see whether that works.

> sudo rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
> dmesg|grep b43
[  292.442127] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  292.618555] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
[  292.706680] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[  292.706703] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[  292.706733] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[  304.476488] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/ucode15.fw into memory
[  304.492562] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0initvals15.fw into memory
[  304.495966] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw into memory
[  304.640388] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  304.920393] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[  304.941496] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
[  304.941733] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
[  304.941737] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
> dmesg|grep b43
[  292.442127] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  292.618555] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
[  292.706680] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[  292.706703] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[  292.706733] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[  304.476488] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/ucode15.fw into memory
[  304.492562] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0initvals15.fw into memory
[  304.495966] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw into memory
[  304.640388] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  304.920393] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[  304.941496] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
[  304.941733] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
[  304.941737] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
[ 5619.828314] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to ENABLED
> dmesg|grep b43
[  292.442127] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  292.618555] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
[  292.706680] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[  292.706703] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[  292.706733] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[  304.476488] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/ucode15.fw into memory
[  304.492562] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0initvals15.fw into memory
[  304.495966] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw into memory
[  304.640388] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  304.920393] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[  304.941496] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
[  304.941733] b43-phy0: Radio turned on by software
[  304.941737] b43-phy0: The hardware RF-kill button still turns the radio physically off. Press the button to turn it on.
[ 5619.828314] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to ENABLED
[ 5631.444437] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 5636.952503] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 5638.880326] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 5644.384496] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 5645.200301] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 5650.700412] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 5683.280316] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 5688.784413] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 5689.408305] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 5694.908412] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.

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#12 2013-01-02 21:43:06

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

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#13 2013-01-03 21:05:18

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Currently wifi works..

>uname -d
Linux debian-sid 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.35-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>dmesg|grep b43
[ 1458.389239] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 1458.544101] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
[ 1458.641745] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[ 1458.641767] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[ 1458.641797] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[ 1461.568780] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/ucode15.fw into memory
[ 1461.584889] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0initvals15.fw into memory
[ 1461.588036] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw into memory
[ 1461.732373] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 1467.248436] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 2360.856294] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 2366.364414] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[ 2367.004287] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[ 2372.512439] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
>sudo rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

After reboot... no wifi
Same kernel

Then I did this:

>dmesg|grep b43
>
>sudo rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
>sudo modprobe b43
>sudo rfkill list all
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
>dmesg|grep b43
[  261.332990] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  261.510281] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
[  261.608379] Registered led device: b43-phy0::tx
[  261.608420] Registered led device: b43-phy0::rx
[  261.608461] Registered led device: b43-phy0::radio
[  282.299487] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/ucode15.fw into memory
[  282.315623] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0initvals15.fw into memory
[  282.321202] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: agent loaded b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw into memory
[  282.464306] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  287.968415] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[  297.916298] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  303.416436] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.
[  316.448312] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
[  321.960427] b43-phy0 warning: Forced PIO by use_pio module parameter. This should not be needed and will result in lower performance.

Wifi is now working.

So setting are not being retained between boots.

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#14 2013-01-04 07:14:51

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

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#15 2013-01-04 23:39:14

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

/etc/modprobe.d is empty.

>sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI device 0x11ab:0x4354 (sky2)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:25:64:40:c9:a1", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4315 (b43)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:26:5e:09:2f:7c", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"

# USB device 0x:0x (rt2800usb)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="1c:af:f7:74:80:4b", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan1"

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#16 2013-01-05 01:13:19

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

I've just added b43 to the end of the /etc/modules file, and done a reboot. b43 is still loaded after reboot.

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#17 2013-01-05 05:01:07

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

I've manager to get wifi to work with 3.2.0-4-amd64 kernel , here is what I did:

#!/bin/bash

# 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
#	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
#	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

# Broadcom 43xx wireless devices
# http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#supported-b43

sudo apt-get install wireless-tools firmware-b43-lpphy-installer wpasupplicant wpagui
# sudo modprobe -r b43
sudo modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb mac80211
# This is a workaround prior to Linux 3.0
# sudo echo options b43 pio=1 qos=0 >> /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf
sudo modprobe b43
# grep -H "b43" /etc/modules
CONTAINS_B43=$(grep "b43" /etc/modules)
B43="b43"
# echo $CONTAINS_B43
if  [[ "$CONTAINS_B43" != "$B43" ]]
then
    sudo echo b43 >> /etc/modules
#else
#    echo "/etc/modules contains b43"	
fi

Now I'll reinstall the Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64 kernel ans see whether I can get it to work.

I'll be back!

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#18 2013-01-05 05:21:45

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

I've reinstalled Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64 kernel.

Then this:

> sudo modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb mac80211
> sudo modprobe b43

Pressed the wifi airial button,  hit the refresh button in wicd.

Scanning.....

Connected to my wifi... BINGO! Next I'll do a reboot to make sure.

Back in a minute.

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#19 2013-01-05 05:25:23

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Re: [Solved] Broadcom wifi trouble - Liquorix 3.7.0-1 amd64

Wifi is still up and running after the reboot, so SOLVED.

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