b43-fwcutter man page

b43-fwcutter — Utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware

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 these firmware files and can't work without them.

Currently b43-fwcutter supports Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows 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)
-v|--version
Print b43-fwcutter version
-h|--help
Print help information

Authors

b43 development team, http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Dri…

Info

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