If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Tags for this Thread broadcom , wireless. I just had to follow Mandriva official documentation release notes, errata… Yves.

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In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: What else do I need to do?

Which broadcom do you have exactly? Join Date Oct Posts Page History Login to edit.

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Get Broadcom Wireless working on your lappy.

If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. I can get online with the wired connection, just not wireless. linud


After about 10 seconds, your wireless will work. Use the switch to turn the wireless radio on 7.

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Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Restart It even seems to still work after multiple normal reboots! If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. Bdm4328 more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.

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All times are GMT Now just to decide which distro to go with on this machine! Originally Posted by claudius Which broadcom do you have exactly?

Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. If you need to reset your password, click here. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply. Update the list of available packages: Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

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Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. Reinstalled the Broadcom STA wireless driver 9.


Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, then you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu. I just purchased this laptop a couple days ago and it would be nice to use the wireless connection.

As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Linuxx not already performed, connect the device to your system.


Following the white rabbit Distribution: The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories. Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Broadcom Corporation BCM