This is another one in a long line of problems of this sort.
After a recent upgrade from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28, broadcom-wl stopped working. The Broadcom adapter in question is an older BCM4312.
To get this adapter to work, I usually installed
akmod-wl, and all dependency packages, including kernel headers, etc.
akmods --force or rebooting, things were usually fine...
This time however, not so.
lsmod | grep wl reports the driver is loaded:
wl 6463488 0 cfg80211 770048 1 wl
akmods --force I'm getting no errors, the driver supposedly loads fine with
modprobe wl, too.
But, I still don't have a WiFi adapter visible with
ip link show or
In my quest to solve the issue of not having WiFi, I've installed unitedrpms' repo and the
broadcom-wl-dkms package from there.
Still, no cigar.
Not having WiFi on this laptop is most unpleasant, as being tethered to a router with a Cat5e cable is not really practical here for my application.
I've retraced all steps that got me WiFi with Fedoras up to this one. However right now, I'm somewhat at a loss, and I ask for further advice what to do now to get that adapter working again.
modprobe I'm getting this error with
dmesg, which I believe is linked to my problem:
[22856.976760] cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory database [22856.977471] cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7' [22856.978252] platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2 [22856.978257] cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db