bcm43xx_mac80211 (was Re: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 4 (6.93))

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at seznam.cz
Mon May 7 19:14:51 UTC 2007

dragoran wrote:
> Martin Sourada wrote:
>> Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>> John W. Linville (linville at redhat.com) said:
>>>>> Hm... when I try to add new device in system-config-network I can 
>>>>> choose only eth* (though I can write there wlan0 manually), but I 
>>>>> don't know which adapter to choose, because mine does not seems to 
>>>>> be listed there... I think it should be detected and set 
>>>>> automatically like in previous versions of fedora.
>>>> Hmmm...my wlan0 shows-up there automatically...Bill?
>>> kudzu -p -c network? (Or does s-c-network use HAL these days?)
>>> Bill
> what about adding
> alias wlan0 bmc43xx_mac80211 to modprobe.conf ?
> does system-config network detect it than?

Hm... the system-config-network then shows it in the hardware list and allows me 
to create a device. If I run ifup wlan0 however, I get this error:
Error for wireless request "Set Bit Rate" (8B20) :
     SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

And it fails to connect - but that is OK, since I don't have there any wireless 
network I have access to...

Maybe I should try eth1, as kudzu find it as eth1? Or is wireless supposed to be 
handled by NetworkManager completely?


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