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Offline jr

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Broadcom b43
« on: August 28, 2018, 07:58:36 AM »
Reference: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,20867.msg130336.html#msg130336

If this topic is still open I have a HP Mini 311-1037NR running Tiny Core Plus 9 installed on hard drive with ethernet working but cannot get wifi to work
Output from "lspci -nn -d 14e4:" is "Broadcom Limited BCM43224 (14e4:4353   yes (3.1+)   BCM43224   a/b/g/n   [14e4:4353] (rev 01)"
Output from "tce-load -i firmware-getB43.tcz" shows squashfs-tools.tcz, b43-fwcutter.tcz, libzstd.tcz, lzo.tcz and firmware-getB43.tcz all "OK"
Output from "tce-load -i wifi.tcz" is all "OK"
Output from "sudo wifi.sh "No wifi devices found!"
/mnt/sda1/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf at the end of the line "APPEND", add blacklist=bcma,ssb,b43

I have used Linux Mint for the past 5 years but I am brand new to Tiny Core.

Thanks,
jr

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Re: Broadcom b43
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 09:49:21 AM »
Output from "tce-load -i firmware-getB43.tcz" shows squashfs-tools.tcz, b43-fwcutter.tcz, libzstd.tcz, lzo.tcz and firmware-getB43.tcz all "OK"

Hello jr,   after loading firmware-getB43 extension you'll need to run the script,  either selecting "firmware-getB43" from the desktop menu or run firmware-getB43 from the command line whilst connected via Ethernet to your network and internet.   An extension with available B43 firmware will be created and loaded to your onboot.lst which will be available on next reboot

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Re: Broadcom b43
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Thanks for the response coreplayer2.

From a terminal I successfully executed "firmware-getB43" and rebooted. Now firmware-b43.tcz is in onboot.lst.
I downloaded the driver from newbielink:https://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search/?pf=Wireless+LAN+Infrastructure [nonactive]. Can I follow the instructions you give on http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=16474.0
$ tar xf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/firmware
$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /usr/local/lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
using hybrid-v35-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_271.tar.gz in place of  broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2? Can the filename wl_apsta.o be changed to something else (I know the .o extension must be kept)? How is wl_apsta.o loaded?

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Re: Broadcom b43
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 11:41:04 AM »
Sorry,  maybe we weren’t clear...

The driver within wireless modules dependency extension should be loaded when WiFi.tcz extension is installed.   No addition driver needs to be downloaded or installed.
After firmware extension creation then please add WiFi.tcz to onboot list aswell.
After reboot check dmesg to ensure the driver has loaded correct firmware.
 Then run sudo wifi.sh


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