problem with wifi on imac [closed]

asked 2013-10-10 09:40:01 -0500

raoul77 gravatar image

updated 2014-02-14 22:47:14 -0500

mether gravatar image

Until now, starting to use fedora on my mac seems pretty complicated. The problem i ran into (after fixing a bootpartition bug) is i can't connect to the wifi.

Fedora just doesnt see my wifi network, doesnt even seem to find my wireless broadcom hardware. I searched a bit and found someone suggesting to install a kmod-wl driver.

Anyone a suggestion how i do that, without internetconnection within fedora? I might download it to an usb stick, but how to install it then...

edit: i seem to have a broadcom 4322 chipset. So i think i'll have to install broadcom-wl is what i find...

ok, here is the code you asked for . I tried to install the broadcom 64 bit driver, but when performing 'make' or 'make install' commands i get errors, so that doesnt really seem to work for now...

edit 2: ok, nevermind, i got so fed up with nothing working and rebooting everyhting ten times that i deleted fedora. My iMac and Fedore just didnt seem to be a happy marriage... Trying my luck with debian or linux mint for now, let's see if that will work...

I don't have enough karma to close my question, so i hope someone else can do something like that for me. Thanks for the help! (lspci -vv output on fpaste)

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by lnxslck
close date 2013-10-10 12:14:46.135881


Post your lspci -vv command

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-10-10 09:47:07 -0500 )edit

Good luck with your quest, and hang in there, most people experience troubles/frustration with linux in the beginning, and having non-conforming hardware will make it more difficult. Hope to see you back one day.

Jann5s gravatar imageJann5s ( 2013-10-10 12:59:40 -0500 )edit

I seem to run into the problem consistently with every linux distro. The problem seems to be my Broadcom BCM4322 chipset. Debian states that it misses two files: b43/ucode16_mimo.fw and b3-open/ucode16_mimo.fw and that if i can provide these on an usb stick debian can fix the problem. Yet i get stuck in the same loop: i have no internet, and i cant 'sudo apt-get' an installer. The two .fw files seem impossible to find on the internet. So, i will need a way to get and unpack this package and put it on an usb stick... If anyone can help me with that...

raoul77 gravatar imageraoul77 ( 2013-10-10 14:46:37 -0500 )edit

open a new question for that

Jann5s gravatar imageJann5s ( 2013-10-11 02:48:29 -0500 )edit