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how to install kmod-wl on fedora 21

asked 2014-12-24 11:57:01 +0000

Ruggero Turra gravatar image

updated 2014-12-24 14:53:20 +0000

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It seems impossibile install kmod-wl in fc21. This is what I get:

Pacchetto: kmod-wl-3.17.6-300.fc21.x86_64- (rpmfusion-nonfree-updates)
        Richiede: kernel-uname-r = 3.17.6-300.fc21.x86_64
        Installato: kernel-core-3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64 (@koji-override-0/$releasever)
            kernel-uname-r = 3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64
        Installato: kernel-core-3.17.7-300.fc21.x86_64 (@updates)
            kernel-uname-r = 3.17.7-300.fc21.x86_64
        Installato: kernel-debug-core-3.17.7-300.fc21.x86_64 (@updates)
            kernel-uname-r = 3.17.7-300.fc21.x86_64+debug

(Sorry if it is in Italian, it means that I have installed kernel 3.17.4-3.01.fc21 and 3.17.7-300.fc21 but kmod-wl needs kernel I need it for the wireless card

04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

any solutions?

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I have the same problem, with BCM43142

gnufreex ( 2014-12-26 12:39:04 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-12-26 13:07:18 +0000

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I managed to fix the problem by installing akmod-wl. My WiFi is BCM43142

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This also worked for me. Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

steeve ( 2014-12-30 22:55:26 +0000 )edit

Installing akmod-wl worked for me as well. This requires kernel-devel and you need to run 'modprobe wl' after a reboot.

mtoh ( 2015-03-30 14:25:58 +0000 )edit

answered 2014-12-28 07:39:39 +0000

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The problem is that RPMfusion hasn't updated their kmod-wl package for the latest kernel. The kmod-wl will install for the previous f21 kernel

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answered 2014-12-27 21:16:37 +0000

I have the same issue with bcm43142;

[root@#localhost ~]# lspci -k | grep -A4 -i network 08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) DeviceName: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11bgn 1x1 WiFi Adapter + BT 4.0 combo adapter Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2230 Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge Kernel modules: bcma

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