Package Details: broadcom-wl-lts 6.30.223.271-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/broadcom-wl-lts.git (read-only)
Package Base: broadcom-wl-lts
Description: Broadcom 802.11abgn hybrid Linux networking device driver for LTS kernal
Upstream URL: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11
Licenses: custom
Submitter: Reficul
Maintainer: Reficul
Last Packager: Reficul
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-02-25 04:18
Last Updated: 2016-03-13 05:11

Latest Comments

amatriain commented on 2016-03-14 16:44

It seems to work now, thanks.

Reficul commented on 2016-03-12 16:12

@amatriain:
This package is modified from broadcom-wl. This issuse may be caused by some parameters I missed. I'm sorry for my mistake and I will try to fix it soon.

amatriain commented on 2016-03-12 09:05

Tring to update this package gives an error:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
broadcom-wl-lts: /usr/lib/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl.conf exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

That file is owned by the broadcom-wl package:

$ pacman -Qo /usr/lib/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl.conf
/usr/lib/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl.conf is owned by broadcom-wl 6.30.223.271-2

It seems the latest version of broadcom-wl-lts cannot be installed in the same computer as the broadcom-wl package. Older versions did not have this limitation. Perhaps the filename in this package could be changed to broadcom-wl-lts.conf to avoid the collision?

It makes sense having both broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-lts installed at the same time. I usually keep both linux and linux-lts installed, I usually boot with linux but I can revert to linux-lts if an update breaks my system (it happened in the past). With this setup I need both broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-lts installed so I have wifi with any kernel I choose to boot.