Package Details: broadcom-wl-dkms

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Package Base: broadcom-wl-dkms
Description: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver
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Keywords: network wireless
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: broadcom-wl
Submitter: felixonmars
Maintainer: grawlinson
Last Packager: andreyv
Votes: 192
Popularity: 7.931474
First Submitted: 2013-07-08 14:59
Last Updated: 2017-01-29 10:26

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andreyv commented on 2016-11-18 19:14

Before reporting problems, please check that you have the latest version of the package with "pacman -Q broadcom-wl-dkms".

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adamknube commented on 2017-03-22 21:45


$ lspci -vvnn | grep -i bcm4352
.... [14e4:43b1] .....

$ pacman -Qs firmware
local/linux-firmware 20170309.695f2d6-1

$ dmesg | grep firmware
bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM20702A1-13d3-3404.hcd failed with error -2

adamknube commented on 2017-03-22 21:36

Sorry, it seems I have been overly agressive in my grepping...
Going back over the full dmesg i see the firmware is failing to load.
Good catch guys!

I'm weary about downgrading firmware package as a whole so I'm next going to try to find a windows HEX driver to use like the old days. Unless someone has another (better?) option.

severoraz commented on 2017-03-22 21:32

adamknube: Bluetooth works for me in Arch 4.10.2-1-ARCH with device BCM4352 14e4:43b1 (check your device exact ID with "lspci -vvnn | grep -i bcm4352"), linux-firmware version 20170227.5abb924-1.

I have not yet updated to

grawlinson commented on 2017-03-22 21:01

adamknube: Are you able to install linux-lts & linux-lts-headers and see if you're able to get Bluetooth using the LTS kernel?

adamknube commented on 2017-03-22 20:58

Anyone with a hydrid card noticing their bluetooth not working anymore?

To be exact the card is:
Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

The driver is:

The problem first appeared shortly after the last patch was applied to this package. However I doubt its related to the patch as I still had bluetooth until a kernel update shortly after. I cannot remember which kernel version it stopped working sorry,

I thought at first it was some change in pulseaudio-bluetooth but after digging deeper I'm noticing I cant find any bluetooth devices, (phones, other computers, etc) it not simply a problem with bluetooth audio.

grawlinson commented on 2017-03-16 18:37

@xyproto Not at all. Feel free to adopt & move this package to community.

xyproto commented on 2017-03-16 11:31

grawlinson, would you mind if this package was adopted and moved to [community]?

hobarrera commented on 2017-01-30 00:47

@andreyv Thanks for all the hard work maintaining this all this time! Especially considering you no longer had the relevant hardware. Cheers!

andreyv commented on 2017-01-29 10:30

For some time already, I don't have the hardware for this driver, and testing changes is becoming harder. Therefore, I decided to drop this package. Good luck to the next maintainer; if you have questions, you can find me on #archlinux-aur.

andreyv commented on 2017-01-29 10:24

@khfeng: Thanks, I added the patch.

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