Trouble with broadcomm card Wifi driver build


 
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Old 06-18-2011
Trouble with broadcomm card Wifi driver build

I'm having trouble getting my WIFI card to work. It's Device ID is :0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01). My OS is BT5. The card works with Lucid just fine. I've gone to the Hardware drivers to try and download it but when I try I always get this:

Code:
SystemError: installArchives()failed

I've gone to the broadcomm site and tried what it says in the readme.txt. When I try this:

Code:
apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

I get:

Code:
Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ...
Removing old bcmwl-5.60.48.36+bdcom DKMS files...

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 5.60.48.36+bdcom
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Loading new bcmwl-5.60.48.36+bdcom DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 2.6.38
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 2.6.38

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 2.6.38 (x86_64)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/ for more information.
dpkg: error processing bcmwl-kernel-source (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10
Errors were encountered while processing:
 bcmwl-kernel-source
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
E: Failed to process build dependencies

The build log shows this:

Code:
DKMS make.log for bcmwl-5.60.48.36+bdcom for kernel 2.6.38 (x86_64)
Sat Jun 18 12:21:11 PDT 2011
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.38'

  WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.38/Module.symvers
           is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

  LD      /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/shared/linux_osl.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function '_wl_set_multicast_list':
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1435: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'mc_list'
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1435: error: 'struct net_device' has no member named 'mc_count'
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1436: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:1442: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.60.48.36+bdcom/build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.38'

Any help here please?
# 2  
Old 06-18-2011
broadcom drivers and the kernel break each other, every other release. You might have to either wait for a fix or try downloading/building a newer broadcom driver manually.
# 3  
Old 06-18-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688
broadcom drivers and the kernel break each other, every other release. You might have to either wait for a fix or try downloading/building a newer broadcom driver manually.
Thanks..I'm not quite that savvy to build my own yet. I guess I'll just have to wait.
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