[PlanetCCRMA] rt kernels, ho, ho, ho!

paul paschmidt57 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 16:51:44 PST 2011

On 01/03/2011 06:35 PM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM, paul wrote:
>> I can confirm that it is the b43 driver that is causing the boot hang. I
>> blacklisted the b43 driver module, and then was successful in booting
>> the rt kernel.
>> I am not familiar with the recent changes in the Broadcom firmware. I
>> only recall reading that Broadcom had released it as open-source. I will
>> need to look into this further. I have a rpm package that contains the
>> firmware, that I made for Red Hat 5, but it worked in Fedora 10/11. I
>> see if that will work.
> Phew... That's an old distro. I didn't know there was wireless back
> then. Didn't that one have kernel-2.0 ?
> Orcan
You know that I mean RHEL 5!

Besides, it doesn't work. Newer kernels need a newer firmware version. 
More information can be found here:


There are also kernel patches so that the open-source firmware can be 
used instead. This may be the way the PlanetCCRMA needs to go.



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