2018-04-27 04:46 UTC

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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004697Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-04-13 21:05
Reporterneminem 
Assigned Torhertzog 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusassignedResolutionopen 
Product Version2018.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004697: platform regulatory.0: firmware: failed to load regulatory.db (-2) after update to kernel 4.15
DescriptionLooks like after i upgraded to the kernel 4.15 i started having this error at boot.
Dig some digging and looks like it's been reported for several other distros as well. My own findings show that it could have something to do with my internal wi-fi card which is a broadcom.
Before updating the kernel i was able to use the broadcom-sta-dkms driver instead of the b43 one. After upgrading the kernel to 4.15 the broadcom-sta-dkms driver does not work anymore and i was forced to go back to b43.

Steps To Reproducepossibly any internal broadcom wireless card and a Kali linux version updated to the 4.15 kernel
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has duplicate 0004711closedrhertzog problem in the startup 
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~0009035

rhertzog (administrator)

This message is probably unrelated to your issue. The regulatory.db issue is described here:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892229

I have prepared an updated wireless-regdb package if you want to test it out:
https://people.debian.org/~hertzog/packages/wireless-regdb_2017.12.23-1_amd64.deb

But if you want to understand why broadcom-sta-dkms no longer works with your card, then you should probably try to provide more information like concrete error messages, logs, etc.

~0009036

rhertzog (administrator)

The package that I prepared is likely not working (kernel will likely complain that it can't verify the signature) but an updated (and fixed) one should land soonish in Debian unstable.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-04-12 20:40 neminem New Issue
2018-04-13 13:35 rhertzog Note Added: 0009035
2018-04-13 13:35 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-04-13 13:35 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2018-04-13 21:05 rhertzog Note Added: 0009036
2018-04-22 18:22 rhertzog Relationship added has duplicate 0004711
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