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[Bug 1358966] Re: Broadcom kernel module failed to build [error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given]



1. Apparently, I was wrong about the STA driver; it has the same problem, but it was never patched up
2. For your 14.04 build, you're using the older 3.13 line of kernels:

Building for 3.13.0-68-generic and 3.13.0-71-generic

I believe the later "point" releases (e.g., 14.04.3) are using a newer
line of kernels, for newer hardware support [1]. See this bug, where the
user has kernel 3.19.0-33:


So this is still a valid bug.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack

** Changed in: broadcom-sta (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

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  Broadcom kernel module failed to build [error: macro "alloc_netdev"
  requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given]

Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in broadcom-sta package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  bcmwl-kernel-source will not build with
  linux-3.17-rc1 from Ubuntu kernel ppa (Mainline). Tried custom kernel
  as well from kernel archives 3.17-rc1. APPORT ERROR

  ProblemType: Package
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
  Package: bcmwl-kernel-source
  Uname: Linux 3.16.1-custom x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
  ApportVersion: 2.14.6-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  DKMSKernelVersion: 3.17.0-031700rc1-generic
  Date: Tue Aug 19 19:42:02 2014
  DuplicateSignature: dkms:bcmwl-kernel-source: error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-05 (45 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu  "Utopic" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20140703-15:52
  SourcePackage: bcmwl
  Title: bcmwl-kernel-source bcmwl kernel module failed to build
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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