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Bug 410343 - net-wireless/broadcom-sta - modprobe wl: ERROR: could not insert 'wl': No such file or directory
Summary: net-wireless/broadcom-sta - modprobe wl: ERROR: could not insert 'wl': No suc...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: M. B.
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-31 15:13 UTC by Jan Vandermeer
Modified: 2013-05-01 12:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

output of cat .config in /usr/src/linux (file_410343.txt,80.82 KB, text/plain)
2012-03-31 15:33 UTC, Jan Vandermeer

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Description Jan Vandermeer 2012-03-31 15:13:55 UTC
This has been rather frustrating and I have probably made a hash of my kernel trying different configurations and modules bases on different forum reports. I've read through and used the official Gentoo Broadcom documentation, an unofficial wiki, the documentation on the Broadcom site and some stuff from Archlinux and Debian sits on how to install this driver. I feel close but can't quite figure it out.

I cannot get the wireless to work. Wireless light stays on. There seems to be some kernel interaction with a usb Broadcom device. 

# dmesg

[342802.630279] usb 4-1: skipped 1 descriptor after interface
[342802.632248] usb 4-1: default language 0x0409
[342802.638224] usb 4-1: udev 6, busnum 4, minor = 389
[342802.638228] usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0a5c, idProduct=21e3
[342802.638231] usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[342802.638235] usb 4-1: Product: BCM20702A0
[342802.638238] usb 4-1: Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
[342802.638240] usb 4-1: SerialNumber: 9439E5C8EAC6
[342802.638338] usb 4-1: usb_probe_device
[342802.638343] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[342802.640260] usb 4-1: adding 4-1:1.0 (config #1, interface 0)
[342802.640374] usb 4-1: adding 4-1:1.1 (config #1, interface 1)
[342802.640435] usb 4-1: adding 4-1:1.2 (config #1, interface 2)
[342802.640496] usb 4-1: adding 4-1:1.3 (config #1, interface 3)
[342802.640539] drivers/usb/core/inode.c: creating file '006'
[342802.640562] hub 2-0:1.0: state 7 ports 5 chg 0000 evt 0002
[342802.640617] hub 4-0:1.0: state 7 ports 5 chg 0000 evt 0002

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge broadcom-sta
2. modprobe wl
3. dmesg | grep wl

Actual Results:  
1. >>> Installing (1 of 1) net-wireless/broadcom-sta-
 * Removing net-wireless/broadcom-sta- from moduledb.
 * Updating module dependencies for 3.3.0-gentoo ...
ignored deprecated option -r                                                     [ ok ]
 * Adding module to moduledb.
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

2. ERROR: could not insert 'wl': No such file or directory

3.wl: Unknown symbol lib80211_get_crypto_ops (err 0) interface shows up with ifconfig or iwconfig

Expected Results:  
A working wireless connection.

Snippets from:lshw
    description: Notebook
    product: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC (A1V32UA#ABC)
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: 0691120000204610000620100
    serial: 5CG1470PQL
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 vsyscall32

lspci: 7:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

lspci -n | grep 14e4
07:00.0 0280: 14e4:4727 (rev 01

From the Broadcom site list of compatible devices:

The cards with the following PCI Device IDs are supported with this driver.
Both Broadcom and and Dell product names are described.   Cards not listed
here may also work.

	   BRCM		    PCI		  PCI		  Dell
	  Product Name	  Vendor ID	Device ID	Product ID
         4313 2.4 Ghz	    0x14e4	0x4727 		Dell 1501

emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop/kde, gcc-4.5.3, glibc-2.14.1-r2, 3.3.0-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.3.0-gentoo-x86_64-AMD_A6-3400M_APU_with_Radeon-tm-_HD_Graphics-with-gentoo-2.1
Timestamp of tree: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:30:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p24
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.11-r3
dev-lang/python:          2.7.2-r3, 3.2.2-r1
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.7-r5
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.26
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.68
sys-devel/automake:       1.11.3
sys-devel/binutils:       2.22-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.5.3-r2
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.5.1-r1
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r3
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.2-r1 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.14.1-r2
Repositories: gentoo
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=amdfam10 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/apache2-php5.4/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.4/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.3/ext-active/ /etc/php/cli-php5.4/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=amdfam10 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs distlocks ebuild-locks fixlafiles news parallel-fetch protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j5 -l5"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 berkdb bindist bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo cdda cdr classic cli consolekit cracklib crypt cups cxx dbus declarative dri dts dvd dvdr emboss encode exif fam firefox flac fortran gallium gdbm gdu gif gpm gtk iconv ipv6 jpeg kde kipi lcms ldap libkms libnotify mad mmx mng modules mp3 mp4 mpeg mudflap multilib ncurses nls nptl nptlonly ogg opengl openmp pam pango pcre pdf phonon plasma png policykit ppds pppd pulseaudio qt3support readline sdl semantic-desktop session spell sse sse2 ssl startup-notification svg sysfs tcpd tiff truetype udev unicode usb userlocales vorbis x264 xcb xcomposite xinerama xml xorg xscreensaver xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev synaptics" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LINGUAS="en" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="radeon r600 vesa" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Comment 1 Jan Vandermeer 2012-03-31 15:33:52 UTC
Created attachment 307301 [details]
output of cat .config in /usr/src/linux

A search of .config show no option named lib80211_get_crypto_ops. How do I enable this option. Nearest I have found is CONFIG_LIB80211_CRYPT_TKIP=y.
Comment 2 M. B. 2013-04-18 10:44:03 UTC
please try the latest ebuild in bug #438622.
Comment 3 M. B. 2013-05-01 12:20:09 UTC
i suppose this was resolved by migrating to series 6 of the driver.
please reopen if this is not the case.