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

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 6.1
Repository Mageia Core x86_64
Package name b43-fwcutter
Package version 019
Package release 2.mga6
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 43.86 KB
Download size 22.78 KB
Official Mirror distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
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 subfolder).


Package Version Architecture Repository
b43-fwcutter-019-2.mga6.i586.rpm 019 i586 Mageia Core
b43-fwcutter - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6()(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -


Name Value
b43-fwcutter == 019-2.mga6
b43-fwcutter(x86-64) == 019-2.mga6


Type URL
Binary Package b43-fwcutter-019-2.mga6.x86_64.rpm
Source Package b43-fwcutter-019-2.mga6.src.rpm

Install Howto

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




2016-02-10 - umeabot <umeabot> 019-2.mga6
+ Revision: 953115
- Mageia 6 Mass Rebuild
2015-07-25 - blino <blino> 019-1.mga6
+ Revision: 857313
- 019
2014-10-15 - umeabot <umeabot> 018-3.mga5
+ Revision: 739175
- Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 018-2.mga5
+ Revision: 678089
- Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-03-07 - tv <tv> 018-1.mga5
+ Revision: 600906
- new release
2013-10-18 - umeabot <umeabot> 017-4.mga4
+ Revision: 521429
- Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

See Also

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bacula-backup-mysql-0.6.2-10.mga6.noarch.rpm MySQL backup hook for Bacula
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bacula-dir-7.4.3-3.mga6.x86_64.rpm Bacula Director files
bacula-fd-7.4.3-3.mga6.x86_64.rpm Bacula backup client