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Fedora 26 on Macbook late 2008 Wifi problem

asked 2017-10-02 09:48:19 -0500

Secondo Tommaso gravatar image

Hi to all. I'm trying to configure the wifi module on my old macbook 4,1 white. I'm apply this guide but after the command "$ sudo dnf install -y kernel-devel akmod-wl" I'm trying to load the kernel module: "$ sudo akmods --force && modprobe wl && systemctl restart NetworkManager" but it say me:

Checking kmods exist for 4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64            [  OK  ]
Files needed for building modules against kernel
4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64 could not be found as the following
directories are missing:
/usr/lib/modules/4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64/build/Is the correc[FALLITO]devel package installed?
modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64

Can you help me?

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answered 2017-10-02 17:34:36 -0500

MettaCrawler gravatar image

Did you mean this guide:

kernel 4.11.8-300.fc26.x86_64 is very out-of-date. If you can hook a lan cable up and use sudo dnf upgrade it would help.

Then configure the rpmfusion repo files into your system, see

Then run sudo dnf install broadcom-wl and the dependencies will pull in akmod-wl automatically:

Please note I aborted deliberately because I do not need broadcom drivers but this shows the dependencies will install:

$ sudo dnf install broadcom-wl
Last metadata expiration check: 1:21:47 ago on Mon 02 Oct 2017 05:08:35 PM EDT.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                       Arch                     Version                                   Repository                                   Size
 broadcom-wl                   noarch                                rpmfusion-nonfree                            24 k
Installing dependencies:
 akmod-wl                      x86_64                               rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                   5.5 M
 akmods                        noarch                   0.5.6-10.fc26                             updates                                      23 k
 kmodtool                      noarch                   1-24.fc26                                 fedora                                       16 k

Transaction Summary
Install  4 Packages

Total download size: 5.6 M
Installed size: 5.6 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Operation aborted.
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Ty for reply!!! I solved with sudo dnf upgrade

Ty!!! A beer for you!!!

Secondo Tommaso gravatar imageSecondo Tommaso ( 2017-10-04 03:10:08 -0500 )edit

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