[driverloader] Problems with 64-bit broadcomm driver

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Jan 17 10:03:03 EST 2005


please make sure that those kernels were compiled without the 
'CONFIG_PREEMPT' option enabled. If it is enabled, please re-compile 
your kernel without it and then re-compile the DriverLoader module with 
the 'dldrconfig --kernel' command in a root shell.

If you require more assistance, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:

dldrconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp 
('driverloaderdiag.txt'). It'll help us solve the problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Larry Sanderson wrote:
> Hello - I have an HP zv5000z laptop (same as the Compaq RS3000) with a 
> built-in broadcom wireless / bluetooth card.  I think others have gotten this 
> configuration working, but I keep running into problems.
> Driverloader does successfully identify my card and create an interface for 
> it.  But a process "kdldrd/dpc" is pegged at 100% CPU and the computer slows 
> down to an unusable state (it takes 30 seconds just to get the first page of 
> "top" to show).
> Also, the device was unable to locate my wireless network.  (iwlist scan 
> resulted in: "Failed to read scan data : No data available")
> Any ideas?  Here's some details on my configuration:
> Gentoo x86_64
> 2.6.9 kernel (with some gentoo patches, and a patch for my touchpad)
>   (Note: I have also tried a stock 2.6.10 kernel with the same results)
> driverloader v. 2.23
> bcmwl564 driver: 10/01/2002,
> Thanks!
> -Larry
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