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F8­x86_64 on the Acer Ferrari 3400LMi

However, with F8 the b43 kernel module is mature, stable and ready for production. How to get theb43 kernel module to work is described below. To use the NdisWrapper please refer to the FC4 version of this document, found athttp://ferrari.databa.se/3400/fc4/.

12.1 Installing WLAN

First we need to check and install some software so we have the tools we need.

12.1.1WLAN tools

1.First we needed to make sure that the b43 kernel module is compiled and properly loaded during system startup. For standard F8 kernels this is the case, but if you compile your own brew you need to build it as a module:

# dmesg | grep b43

b43­phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found

b43­phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 2, Type 2, Revision 2

b43­phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 2

# lsmod | grep b43

 

 

 

b43

150001

0

 

rfkill

14801

1

b43

mac80211

127949

1

b43

input_polldev

12113

1

b43

ssb

38725

1

b43

2.Next we need to make sure that the wireless­tools package is installed on our system:

# rpm ­q wireless­tools wireless­tools­29­0.2.pre22.fc8

If not, we need to install it:

# yum install wireless­tools

or

#rpm ­Uvh wireless­tools­29­0.2.pre22.fc8.x86_64.rpm

3.Finally we will need the b43­fwcutter package. Make sure that it is installed:

#rpm ­q b43­fwcutter

b43­fwcutter­008­1.fc8

or install it:

# yum install b43­fwcutter

12.1.2WLAN firmware

4.Now we need to download the Broadcom driver, so we may extract the

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