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

Property Value
Distribution OpenMandriva Cooker
Repository OpenMandriva Main Release x86_64
Package name b43-fwcutter
Package version 019
Package release 6-omv4000
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 45.04 KB
Download size 24.44 KB
Official Mirror abf-downloads.openmandriva.org
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-019-6-omv4000.i686.rpm 019 i686 OpenMandriva Main Release
b43-fwcutter - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
b43-fwcutter = 019-6
b43-fwcutter(x86-64) = 019-6


Type URL
Binary Package b43-fwcutter-019-6-omv4000.x86_64.rpm
Source Package b43-fwcutter-019-6.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable OpenMandriva Main Release 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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bash-doc-5.0.2-1-omv4000.x86_64.rpm Documentation for the GNU Bourne Again shell (bash)
bashbug-5.0.2-1-omv4000.x86_64.rpm Report a bug in bash