After modprobing wl (loaded, visible in lsmod output) rfkill gives the same message
Can someone help me install wifi driver please?(37 posts) (7 voices)
modprobe rfkill ?
broadcom-wl on slitaz-4.0 works with BCM4311 wifi chipset, rfkill list all returns nothing on my laptop.
My wifi adapter turns-on/off with keyboard switch.
ls /sys/class/net shows adapter still registers when powered off with rmmod wl followed by modprobe wl.
Posting output of commands on my system to give you an idea as to what you should see.
dummy0 eth1 lo
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
lib80211_crypt_tkip 6319 0
wl 1937352 0
lib80211 2676 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
mac80211 145388 0
cfg80211 99896 1 mac80211
rfkill 10682 1 cfg80211
iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: C8:3A:35:43:1D:20
Frequency:2.422 GHz (Channel 3)
Quality:5/5 Signal level:-29 dBm Noise level:-92 dBm
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
eth1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"cavalier912" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.432 GHz Access Point: C8:3A:35:43:1D:20
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-33 dBm Noise level=-57 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
tail -f /var/log/messages
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.warn kernel: wl: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.info kernel: wl 0000:0b:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.debug kernel: wl 0000:0b:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.debug kernel: lib80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'TKIP'
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.warn kernel: eth0: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller .60.246.2
Jan 13 15:03:32 (none) user.warn kernel: <30>udevd: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1
I've made live usb stick with 'justx' flavour by tazlito
There are no packages for wireless on it, so I installed:
Maybe something else is missing?
Did you install rfkill?
Is hal running? /etc/init.d/hald restart
Did you modprobe wl and rfkill?
Please don't change settings between posts, it' a little bit confusing.
As I mentioned before, I use live usb (don't have system installed on hdd), so I need to install and update configuration each time I turn it on :) But in general settings are the same.
Did you install rfkill? YES
Is hal running? /etc/init.d/hald restart YES
Did you modprobe wl and rfkill? YES
Module Size Used by Tainted: P wl 1937352 0 lib80211 2676 0 rfkill 10682 0 parport_pc 16061 0 parport 20983 1 parport_pc video 9783 0 button 3602 0 output 1144 1 video xhci_hcd 45731 0
dummy eth0 lo
rfkill list allreturns nothing
Keybord switch is still inactive
#tail -f /var/log/messages Jan 14 18:37:47 (none) user.warn kernel: atkbd serio0: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xf8 on isa0060/serio0). Jan 14 18:37:47 (none) user.warn kernel: atkbd serio0: Use 'setkeycodes e078 <keycode>' to make it known.
well, at least the rfkill error is gone. take a pen, write exactly what you have done and do it again every time you reboot :-)
the package hal-info seems to contain some suspicious hal rules, try to install it, restart hal and test if keyboard switch get recognized.
if not please try rolling too, newer kernel usually means more supported hardware
try modprobe cfg80211 too
modprobe cfg80211didn't change the situation
I'm giving up temporarily, maybe 5.0 will fix the issue. I guess this laptop is quite new model (hp probook 6475b) so maybe new kernel is the solution
Anyways thank you guys for your help and patience :)
P.S. If I try rolling and it works - I will post info here
is the "proprietary Broadcom wl driver" the one linked by Mojo?
check this too
don't give up...
The broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199_2.6.37.tazpkg in SliTaz 4.0 repo is an older version of proprietary broadcom wl driver which doesn't support 14e4:4359
Download the current version of broadcom-wl compiled on Slitaz-4.0
I modprobe the new driver to verify loading without error and it supports the pciid of 14e4:4359
tux@slitaz:~$ modinfo wl
vermagic: 2.6.37-slitaz SMP mod_unload 386
tux@slitaz:~$ grep 4359 /lib/modules/2.6.37-slitaz/modules.alias
alias pci:v000014E4d00004359sv*sd*bc*sc*i* wl
Remove old version:
# tazpkg remove broadcom-wl
Install new version:
# tazpkg install broadcom-wl-5_100_82_112_2.6.37.tazpkg
Something that I've noticed a few times, and don't quite understand how it works exactly.
This is my surmise though: the wifi switch, if it uses the keyboard, i.e. [Fn]+[some function key] or a dedicated key on the keyboard, will not work once the OS loads, since at that point, the OS will trap the keypress and then will need to know how to handle it. Linux kernels often require these special keycodes to be manually configured. However, pressing that key combination before the kernel loads (e.g. in the grub menu screen), should work, since at that time, the keypress is trapped by the BIOS (I think).
This may not be relevant to you since you mentioned that the wifi interface works when you boot into Windows (which means the hardware is 'turned on'), but might be worth a try.
All right, you convinved me to keep trying :) I found somewhere information that there's no linux distribution with all drivers for this laptop - let's make Slitaz the first one :)
Combining ms3811 suggestion and info from ernia's web page I've noticed that: when starting windows, the keyboard switch doesn't work until desktop pops up. Might be that this one as well is controlled by software like dimming screen by FN + F9/F10 ?
Will install new version od wl driver to test if that helps
broadcom-wl-5_100_82_112_2.6.37works fine - I was able to connect to my wifi router
Thank you all guys for help
Thanks for the report :)
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