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0006986Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2021-01-12 00:54
Reporterddyer Assigned Tosteev  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status resolvedResolutionnot fixable 
Product Version2020.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006986: missing network driver
DescriptionMy hack "because I can" was to install Kali on an ancient x32 Inspiron laptop.
It all went well, except that the network driver was not found, although it was
correctly named.

BTW, no amount of futzing around with the named driver on "removable media"
as suggested by the complaint from the installer will work. Thanks for including
the correct driver name, but the details of how to package it for the installation
process are competely missing.

After installing with no internet, I found the drivers, copied them to /lib/fimware/bfms/
and now all is well with the network. It would be super cool if the drivers were included
in a future package.

Now for the payload: the necessary files are
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 400864 Sep 23 01:11 brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1620 Jul 5 2020 brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt

which can be acquired at
https://github.com/wkennington/linux-firmware/blob/master/brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin
https://gist.github.com/spacemeowx2/3fb19762b128875d1cbf59f99e7554b5

Activities

ddyer

2021-01-11 05:15

reporter  

brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin (400,864 bytes)
brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt (1,620 bytes)
# /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt works on my CHUWI Hibox
# previous version 5G does not work
manfid=0x2d0
prodid=0x0653
vendid=0x14e4
devid=0x4386
boardtype=0x0653
boardrev=0x1203
boardnum=22
macaddr=02:0A:F7:2A:3B:4C
sromrev=3
boardflags=0x0090201
xtalfreq=37400
nocrc=1
ag0=255
aa2g=1
aa5g=1
ccode=ALL
pa0itssit=0x20
pa0b0=6747
pa0b1=-808
pa0b2=-178
tssifloor2g=69
rssismf2g=0xf
rssismc2g=0x8
rssisav2g=0x1
cckPwrOffset=3
rssismf5g=0xf
rssismc5g=0x7
rssisav5g=0x3
pa1lob0=5659
pa1lob1=-693
pa1lob2=-178
tssifloor5gl=93
pa1b0=5172
pa1b1=-671
pa1b2=-212
tssifloor5gm=77
pa1hib0=5320
pa1hib1=-663
pa1hib2=-179
tssifloor5gh=74
rxpo5g=0
maxp2ga0=0x4E
cck2gpo=0x0000
ofdm2gpo=0x42000000
mcs2gpo0=0x2222
mcs2gpo1=0x7662
maxp5ga0=0x46
maxp5gla0=0x46
maxp5gha0=0x46
ofdm5gpo=0x52222222
ofdm5glpo=0x52222222
ofdm5ghpo=0x52222222
mcs5gpo0=0x0000
mcs5gpo1=0x8550
mcs5glpo0=0x0000
mcs5glpo1=0x8550
mcs5ghpo0=0x0000
mcs5ghpo1=0x8550
swctrlmap_2g=0x00080008,0x00100010,0x00080008,0x011010,0x11f
swctrlmap_5g=0x00020002,0x00040004,0x00020002,0x011010,0x2fe
gain=32
triso2g=8
triso5g=8
loflag=0
iqlocalidx5g=40
dlocalidx5g=70
iqcalidx5g=50
lpbckmode5g=1
txiqlopapu5g=0
txiqlopapu2g=0
dlorange_lowlimit=5
txalpfbyp=1
txalpfpu=1
dacrate2xen=1
papden2g=1
papden5g=1
gain_settle_dly_2g=4
gain_settle_dly_5g=4
noise_cal_po_2g=-1
noise_cal_po_40_2g=-1
noise_cal_high_gain_2g=73
noise_cal_nf_substract_val_2g=346
noise_cal_po_5g=-1
noise_cal_po_40_5g=-1
noise_cal_high_gain_5g=73
noise_cal_nf_substract_val_5g=346
cckpapden=0
paparambwver=1
brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt (1,620 bytes)

ddyer

2021-01-11 07:51

reporter   ~0014096

oops, that Insignia laptop, not Inspiron

steev

2021-01-11 18:34

developer   ~0014106

Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot we can do here. The broadcom firmware isn't available in the mainline tree, and trying to keep track of every possible branch out there, where someone might have committed a copy of the blob from their system, isn't something we can really do. Not to mention the redistribution issue as we, as a Linux distribution, do need to follow licenses. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but it is out of our hands.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-11 05:15 ddyer New Issue
2021-01-11 05:15 ddyer File Added: brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin
2021-01-11 05:15 ddyer File Added: brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt
2021-01-11 07:51 ddyer Note Added: 0014096
2021-01-11 18:34 steev Assigned To => steev
2021-01-11 18:34 steev Status new => resolved
2021-01-11 18:34 steev Resolution open => not fixable
2021-01-11 18:34 steev Note Added: 0014106