Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 865966
brcmsmac not auto-loaded
Last modified: 2012-11-21 16:24:46 EST
In the time of kernel 3.4.x, I had to use binary blob.
When 3.5 was near to launch, there was opensource brcmsmac. I tested this driver many times.
In the time of launch 3.5.0, the driver was perfect for me. I'm using open networks, but mostly encrypted ones (eduroam with 802.1X, WPA2/PSK at home) with no problem at all.
But then around 3.5.1, the tried sopped to auto-load. I have to load it manually. Even that, the driver works for me like charm. I have no problem with it even I see here some bug reports.
So I'm asking to put this PCI-ID to current kernel to utilize this driver without manual intervention.
Created attachment 626338 [details]
lspci - n -vvvv
My wireless card in HP ProBook 6555b.
Can you attach the output of 'dmesg' and 'lsmod' after you boot and before you load the module manually? There was an issue a while ago where the phy module brcmsmac needs wasn't being included in the initramfs and so the module wouldn't load properly.
The output of dmesg after you load the module would also be useful.
Created attachment 629816 [details]
diff pre and post: modprobe brcmsmac
Created attachment 629817 [details]
diff of dmesg (pre and post modprobe brcmsmac)
Created attachment 629828 [details]
whole dmesg output (post modprobe brcmsmac)
The is no change. The module is still not beeing loaded.
My actual kernel is latest from updates (3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64), module does not load.
Could it be you have bcma and/or brcmsmac blacklisted. The broadcom-wl driver will try to do that during install/upgrade. I guess you removed that driver when switching to brcmsmac, but the blacklist files may still be there. Just trying to eliminate the obvious problems here.
Yes. Sorry and thank you a lot.