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

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 17:13:00 PST 2011

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 7:51 PM, paul wrote:
> 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!

Hah! That was a bad miss from my side.

> Besides, it doesn't work. Newer kernels need a newer firmware version.
> More information can be found here:
> http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#Fedora
> 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.
> http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/

I also noticed that there is a b43-openfwwf package we have in Fedora:

Description : Open firmware for some Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chips.
            : Currently supported models are 4306, 4311(rev1), 4318 and 4320.


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