[Mageia-dev] RFC: dropping prebuilt broadcom-wl drivers

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 27 21:17:48 CET 2012

2012/12/27 Thomas Backlund <tmb at mageia.org>:
> Wolfgang Bornath skrev 27.12.2012 19:54:
>> Ok, so now I am at the point where I try to configure wifi without any
>> additional media than the core repository-
>> The correct wifi is found but the system says that there are
>> additionaöl software and drivers needed (namely broadcom-wl) which I
>> may find in non-free or elsewhere. Just as expected.
> Did it try to configure it anyway, or did it stop there ?

No, it ends there- you can close the ,essage and go back where you
have the already used option or the option to use a windows driver
with ndiswrapper. Or go back and leave the cinfiguration
>> Reboot.
>> Now could I use the same installation to upgrade and use the same usb
>> stick, just activating the core plus non-free ? Or do I have to redo
>> the whole instatallotion?
> Just use the same install and install dkms-broadcom-wl

Ok. so all I have to do go online with cable bound network, set media
including non-free, and then install dkms-broadcom-wl plus the needed
things. then reboot and try a new attempt at configuring .


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