Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 799657
incorrect (b43) module loaded for BCM43225 (brcmsmac)
Last modified: 2012-08-10 13:39:21 EDT
Description of problem:
On a fresh installation of Fedora 17 Alpha, b43 is loaded as the module for WiFi in NetworkManager which causes the card to fail.
brcmsmac is compiled as a module in the kernel, yet b43 is incorrectly loaded, blacklisting b43 causes brcmsmac to be loaded instead and the card works fine.
This PCI-id of this card is:
01:00.0 0280: 14e4:4357 (rev 01)
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[samuel@dharma ~]$ uname -r
[samuel@dharma ~]$ NetworkManager --version
John, this one seems to pop up every so often iirc. Are we missing a patch in f17 that was somehow in f15/f16?
Not a patch, but we should disable CONFIG_B43_BCMA_EXTRA to avoid overlaps between b43 and brcmsmac. I made the change in f17 and rawhide, and it should be done that way if/when f16 gets rebased.
This should be fixed per comment #2.