b43-fwcutter - Tool to extract firmware for Broadcom 43xx network chip

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2012.1
Repository ROSA Main i586
Package name b43-fwcutter
Package version 016
Package release 1.1-rosa2012.1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 30.89 KB
Download size 17.50 KB
Official Mirror mirror.rosalab.ru
Fwcutter allows you to extract the firmware required for Broadcom 43xx chips
out of the .o files available with the card or on the Internet.
Not all versions of the firmwares are supported by this tool.
You can list supported firmwares with :
b43-fwcutter -l
Depending on your chip, you will need a version 3 or 4 firmware.
Useful reading and links to firmwares that can be extracted are available at
Extract (as root) with :
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o OR
b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o (for LP-PHY cards like BCM4312 only!)
It will create files directly at the required place (in either b43legacy or
b43 subdirectory).


Package Version Architecture Repository
b43-fwcutter-018-1-rosa2012.1.i586.rpm 018 i586 ROSA Main Updates
b43-fwcutter-018-1-rosa2012.1.x86_64.rpm 018 x86_64 ROSA Main Updates
b43-fwcutter-016-1.1-rosa2012.1.x86_64.rpm 016 x86_64 ROSA Main
b43-fwcutter - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6 -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1) -


Name Value
b43-fwcutter == 016-1.1:2012.1
elf(buildid) == 42ca713b129b90eb68a2bb5068d676b400e9f3b6


Type URL
Binary Package b43-fwcutter-016-1.1-rosa2012.1.i586.rpm
Source Package b43-fwcutter-016-1.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install b43-fwcutter rpm package:
    # urpmi b43-fwcutter



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