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    Subject2.6.19-rc5-mm2 -- bcm43xx busted (backing out the bcm43xx patches fixes it)

    The last three MM kernels have fail to give me a working bcm43xx driver.
    The odd thing is that dmesg output seems to indicate that the driver
    is working okay. NetworkManager doesn't see the driver, though.
    "iwlist scan" fails to find any access points, too. iwconfig shows
    "Access Point: invalid".

    I tried backing out the following patches, and it fixes the problem:


    After backing out the patches, dmesg shows:

    bcm43xx driver
    bcm43xx: Chip ID 0x4306, rev 0x3
    bcm43xx: Number of cores: 5
    bcm43xx: Core 0: ID 0x800, rev 0x4, vendor 0x4243, enabled
    bcm43xx: Core 1: ID 0x812, rev 0x5, vendor 0x4243, disabled
    bcm43xx: Core 2: ID 0x80d, rev 0x2, vendor 0x4243, enabled
    bcm43xx: Core 3: ID 0x807, rev 0x2, vendor 0x4243, disabled
    bcm43xx: Core 4: ID 0x804, rev 0x9, vendor 0x4243, enabled
    bcm43xx: PHY connected
    bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Version: 2, Type 2, Revision 2
    bcm43xx: Detected Radio: ID: 2205017f (Manuf: 17f Ver: 2050 Rev: 2)
    bcm43xx: Radio turned off
    bcm43xx: Radio turned off
    bcm43xx: PHY connected
    bcm43xx: Microcode rev 0x127, pl 0xe (2005-04-18 02:36:27)
    bcm43xx: Radio turned on
    bcm43xx: Chip initialized
    bcm43xx: 30-bit DMA initialized
    bcm43xx: Keys cleared
    bcm43xx: Selected 802.11 core (phytype 2)

    Also, iwconfig shows:
    eth2 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"loftywifi" Nickname:"Broadcom 4306"
    Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:54:A2:0C
    Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=19 dBm
    RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:23F8-49CF-201A-4334-1210-7C3E-0A Security mode:open
    Link Quality=76/100 Signal level=-53 dBm Noise level=-72 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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