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/Drivers/b43

Info

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