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Old 16th July 2009, 12:18 AM
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Anyone else getting crashes with broadcom-wl driver in F11?

My F11 x86_64 machine has regularly been crashing at boot up. I removed broadcom-wl and installed ndiswrapper, now the crashes seem to have gone.

I wonder if anyone else has noticed issues, I have this Broadcom wireless model:

0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
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Old 17th July 2009, 08:01 AM
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i used BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01) it didn't recognise the wireless card. i don't know why. connect by wired card is ok.
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Old 17th July 2009, 08:11 AM
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I'm using the akmod-wl and have not had a problem with the system crashing.
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Old 17th July 2009, 11:15 AM
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Ok, I guess it's just an isolated case on one F11 x86_64 laptop I have. It would happen about 50% of boots, the machine would lock up at gdm login or shortly after with the caps-lock/num-lock leds flashing.

I've not had any problem with wl drivers previously in F10.

@finditsol, did you enable the rpmfusion repo and do 'yum install akmod-wl' (from your wired connection), then reboot and check NetworkManager?
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