Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438289
Broadcom 43xx wireless card unable to be activated in Fedora 8
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:13:49 EST
Description of problem: wlan0 fails to activate through network device manag
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select network device control
2. click activate on inactive wlan device
3. will not configure - retry, and the below error message comes up:
Actual results:SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such file or directory.
Determining IP information for wlan0...dhclient(4312) is already running - exiting.
This version of ISC DHCP is based on the release available
on ftp.isc.org. Features have been added and other changes
have been made to the base software release in order to make
it work better with this distribution.
Please report for this software via the Red Hat Bugzilla site:
Expected results: activated wireless card broadcom 43xx for Dell Latitude 120L
Did you follow the instructions at
I have same problem too, wireless not function when using b43-fwcutter version 011
here spesification of my OS:
[root@localhost ~]# uname -r
[root@localhost ~]# b43-fwcutter
b43-fwcutter version 011
A tool to extract firmware for a Broadcom 43xx device
from a proprietary Broadcom 43xx device driver file.
Usage: b43-fwcutter [OPTION] [proprietary-driver-file]
--unsupported Allow working on extractable but unsupported drivers
-l|--list List supported driver versions
-i|--identify Only identify the driver file (don't extract)
-w|--target-dir DIR Extract and write firmware to DIR
-v|--version Print b43-fwcutter version
-h|--help Print this help
Example: b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
to extract the firmware blobs from wl_apsta.o and store
the resulting firmware in /lib/firmware
[root@localhost ~]# lsmod|grep b43
b43 135521 0
ssb 37061 1 b43
rfkill 11481 1 b43
mac80211 175669 1 b43
input_polldev 7369 1 b43
[root@localhost ~]# lspci -t -nn -v|grep BCM
+-1c.1-[0000:04]----00.0 Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller [14e4:4315]
+-1c.2-[0000:05]----00.0 Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1693]
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig wlan0 up
wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist scanning
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
I'm try to turn ON and turn OFF the WIFI button, I tired how to use this driver even I'm using the last update, I've add to /etc/modprobe.conf too
alias wlan0 b43
even I reboot, I still can't use my Broadcom Wifi Card???
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