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[Bug 810984] New: firmwareinstallation of broadcoms b43 causes kernelpanik
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  • Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:58:37 +0000
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Summary: firmwareinstallation of broadcoms b43 causes
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.3
Version: Final
Platform: i586
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Network
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: schoppehaller@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa-bugs@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101


tried to install the firmware for my broadcom 4311 card with the b43-fwcutter
by running installscript "install_bcm43xx_firmware". This is suggested in the
Yast network tool during network setup, worked for me long time.
Running the script the kernel paniks.
Then I tried to install the package "b43-firmware" from Packman-repo with
Yast/zypper. It also causes a kernel panik.
Then I download the package direkt from Packman and installed it with "rpm -i
b43-firmware". This worked. And I got wlan up.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: 12.3 installation install_bcm43xx_firmware
Actual Results:
kernel panic

Expected Results:
working wireless

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