3.2rc2 i586 xfce and bcm4312

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3.2rc2 i586 xfce and bcm4312

Post#1 by justwantin » 17 May 2016, 12:38

I have an Acer netbook I use when traveling. It has a bcm4312 wireless device that has worked with Porteus out of the box for quite a while. I'm currently using 3.1 i486 XFCE. I gave the just released 3.2rc2-i586 xfce release today and bcrm4312 is not recognised. I have reverted to version 3.1. Is this something to be expected, is there a workaround, or a suggestion of where to be looking for a solution?

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Re: 3.2rc2 i586 xfce and bcm4312

Post#2 by Ed_P » 17 May 2016, 14:12

justwantin wrote:Is this something to be expected, is there a workaround, or a suggestion of where to be looking for a solution?
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Re: 3.2rc2 i586 xfce and bcm4312

Post#3 by brokenman » 18 May 2016, 00:53

There was no broadcom driver in the 000 module. Another release will be pushed out this week which contains the broadcom driver. In the meantime I will compile the broadcom driver for 32bit and upload it to the server.
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Post#5 by justwantin » 18 May 2016, 02:41

@brokenman
Thank you very much for going to the bother, I'll give it a go today.

Also my apologies to the list for not posting in the Bugs list. I did not think that an rc would not have a separate list but rather than have problems posted in the Bugs list.

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Post#6 by justwantin » 18 May 2016, 23:50

@brokenman
I converted your bcm tgz to an xzm and booted up but was unsuccessful in accesssing the broadcom wireless chip. I don't have access to any other computers to play with and use a gparted usb to set up a porteus usb. I'm traveling right , need internet access and have reverted to 3.1. I'll revisit this when I return home.

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Post#7 by cchuang » 19 May 2016, 02:09

I also made a xzm of bcm driver for 64-bit ports-3.2rc2 system. Test okay on my Mac notebook pro 2013. Any interested, could find it from

http://diffusion.cgu.edu.tw/ftp/porteus/64bit/drivers

Activate it and execute by sudo

shell > sudo modprobe b43

cch

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