I installed Fedora Core 7 few days back and got a problem with the Wireless LAN. When trying to activate the eth1 interface, received the following error (followed up with the command in bold):
$ifconfig eth1 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
When trying out to find the error, i finally got to the conclusion that the firmware files were missing. It really took a lot of effort to find this out and to get to know what needs to be done. So, I am listing out the steps that needs to followed to overcome this problem.
Try out the following: (It works finally)
Download the firmware file from the following location:
and extract it on your system using the following command.
$rpm -ivh bcm43xx-fwcutter-005-1.fc6.i386.rpm
Next, download the Broadcom 802.11g driver. You can find it in the following link:
Unzip the package.
$unzip WLan\ Driver\ Broadcom\ 802.11g\ 18.104.22.168.zip
Give the folder an executable permission.
$chmod +x 80211g/
Next extract the firmware from the bcmwl5.sys file (from the directory where you saved it).
$/usr/bin/bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ ./80211g/bcmwl5.sys
If the above steps completed succesfully, then you have almost finished up. Try out the following codes and you are ready to use the WLAN.
$su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager on'
$su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManagerDispatcher on'
$su -c '/sbin/service NetworkManager start ; /sbin/service NetworkManagerDispatcher start'
This finishes the installation of WLAN on your linux system. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!