I'm setting up Arch Linux on a MacBook Pro, currently using a phone with USB tethering for internet access. An obvious short-term goal is to install Broadcom drivers (either b43-firmware or broadcom-wl-dkms), both of which I can get via yaourt.

So far, when trying to set up an interface after installing broadcom-wl-dkms, I'm hitting a roadblock because /proc/bcrm_monitor0 doesn't exist, and I can't write echo 1 to it because I can't create this file, even as root (this includes via touch and moving other files with the appropriate name and contents there). I get No such file or directory whenever I try to create or populate it in any way.

pacman -Q broadcom-wl-dkms shows that the driver is correctly installed.

How can I get Wi-Fi up and running in my Arch install?

  • Can you load the wl without problem after installing the broadcom-wl-dkms? – GAD3R Nov 5 '16 at 10:14
  • @GAD3R trying to load wl did raise an error, but I can't remember which one it was, and I can't recreate it because, oddly enough, the original issue was fixed by installing and enabling GNOME (though I'm not sure how, and I'm still investigating that; I'll follow up with an answer if I figure it out). – Jules Nov 5 '16 at 20:23

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