b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

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Nate
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b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

Post by Nate » 2. Mar 2013, 02:52

Hi,

I had my wireless card working on the live cd (13.37), but when I installed Salix 14, is seems as though b43-fwcutter is missing from the repo. I followed these instructions: salixos.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_install_b43_firmware_for_Broadcom_Wireless_cards

Upon installing Salix 14, I did "slapt-get -u", and then "slapt-get -i b43-fwcutter", and this error was returned: No such package: b43-fwcutter.

Any advice?

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Re: b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

Post by jayseye » 2. Mar 2013, 04:52

There is a Slackbuild, available via Sourcery or, on the command line:

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slapt-src --show b43-fwcutter
Would that work for you?

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Re: b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

Post by Nate » 2. Mar 2013, 17:09

jayseye wrote:There is a Slackbuild, available via Sourcery or, on the command line...Would that work for you?
Yes, that did the trick...thanks! I guess the wiki needs to be updated to reflect these changes; I would be more than happy to help with this. Who do I contact about getting a wiki account?


Here's how I got Broadcom BCM43xx wireless working in Salix 14:

First I installed b43-fwcutter using slapt-src (as per jayseye's suggestion):

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slapt-src -i b43-fwcutter
Next I installed b43-firmware:

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slapt-src -i b43-firmware
Then all I had to do was:

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modprobe b43
And wireless was working!

See this page for more info on b43 drivers:
linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

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Re: b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

Post by laprjns » 2. Mar 2013, 17:51

Now that slapt-src has limited dependency resolution capability its even easier. If you would have done slapt-src -i b43-firmware first it would have automatically pulled and built the b43-fwcutter package.

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root[rich]# slapt-src --show b43-firmware
SlackBuild Name: b43-firmware
SlackBuild Version: 5.100.138
SlackBuild Category: network/b43-firmware/
SlackBuild Description: b43-firmware (firmware for b43 chipsets)
SlackBuild Files:
 README
 b43-firmware.SlackBuild
 b43-firmware.info
 slack-desc
SlackBuild Requires: b43-fwcutter
Of course this all assumes that you already have a wired internet connection.

As for the wiki account, join the mail list and ask there. http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Mailing_lists
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Re: b43-fwcutter missing from Salix 14 repo?

Post by Aleph » 24. Jul 2013, 12:56

Hi friends,

thanks for the solution.

Now Salix 14.0.1 is working on my old laptod HP Nx 6310.

Regards!

Nate wrote:
jayseye wrote:There is a Slackbuild, available via Sourcery or, on the command line...Would that work for you?
Yes, that did the trick...thanks! I guess the wiki needs to be updated to reflect these changes; I would be more than happy to help with this. Who do I contact about getting a wiki account?


Here's how I got Broadcom BCM43xx wireless working in Salix 14:

First I installed b43-fwcutter using slapt-src (as per jayseye's suggestion):

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slapt-src -i b43-fwcutter
Next I installed b43-firmware:

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slapt-src -i b43-firmware
Then all I had to do was:

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modprobe b43
And wireless was working!

See this page for more info on b43 drivers:
linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

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