Originally Posted by Darton
I would suggest installing akmod-wl from RPMFusion and let it do the rest. The specific package you need is b43-openwwf. To do it the GUI way in GNOME 3:
Applications -> Add/Remove Software -> Search for "akmod-wl" or "b43"
Would you mind explaining what akmod-wl does?
With a BCM4312 I've been using the kmod-wl stuff from rpmfusion for several years
now, after I had trouble with the b43/fwcutter stuff and someone pointed me to the]
Just recently I did a fresh install of F18 on the machine, and dmesg shows the b43-phy0
thing. But after I installed the kmod-wl packages from rpmfusion dmesg no longer shows
the b43-phy anymore. This is with kernel 188.8.131.52.fc18.x86_64. So I wonder if they
have done something to the kernel so that instead of being tainted by kmod-wl it just
ignores the wireless adapter altogether. So right now I have gone through the b43/fwcutter
ritual and it seems to be working. But still I've always been happy with the kmod-wl
stuff from rpmfusion and I don't understand why it doesn't work anymore. Nor what
akmod has to do with it.