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Manual Reference Pages  -  B43-FWCUTTER (1)

NAME

b43-fwcutter - manual page for b43-fwcutter

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Authors

SYNOPSIS

b43-fwcutter [OPTION] [DRIVER]

DESCRIPTION

b43-fwcutter can extract the firmware for your Broadcom 43xx hardware from different closed source drivers. The b43 driver depends on this firmware files and can’t work without them.

Currently b43-fwcutter supports Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Linux drivers, but keep in mind that b43-fwcutter doesn’t support all driver versions.

Example:
b43-fwcutter bcmwl5.sys
to cut the firmware out of bcmwl5.sys

OPTIONS

-l|--list List supported driver versions
-i|--identify
  Only identify the driver file (don’t extract)
-w|--target-dir DIR
  Extract and write firmware to DIR
-a|--alt-iv Extract alternative initvals (only 3.10.x.x)
-p|--postfix ".FOO"
  Postfix for firmware filenames (.FOO.fw)
-v|--version
  Print b43-fwcutter version
-h|--help Print help information

AUTHORS

b43 development team, http://bcm43xx.berlios.de
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