So, recently I started having trouble with the broadcom-wl driver that I was using. For those that don’t feel like searching, I will briefly summarize.

OliverK@Firefly||~ α lspci | grep Network
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

The Asus 1015PED features the Broadcom 4313 wireless adaptor which until now required the use of the broadcom-wl driver. Except about a month ago my system began kernel panicking, which is a little bit like Windows bluescreening. What to do? Searching for the error revealed nothing of interest so I chose to do a fresh install of Fedora 17.

This has actually fixed my problem, but not due to the broadcom-wl module being wrongly configured. It now appears that the brcmsmac module is now the preferred driver for this wireless card. I presume that you can install this with something like yum remove akmods-wl and then yum install brcmsmac. But like I said, I did a clean install so I am not sure.

Another thing of note is that in Fedora 17 “support” for using joysticks has been removed. Thanks to this post. Bleh.

$ sudo -c "yum install kernel-modules-extra joystick"

I’m still busy rebuilding my system, but I’ll post if I find anything of note.

Also of note:
OliverK@Firefly||~ α iw list <snip>
Supported interface modes:
* managed
* monitor

Maybe we now have native monitor mode? I don’t know since I have the alfa adaptors.