Install the bfwcutter package. For a computer that old I wouldn’t recommend Kubuntu but Lubuntu. If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Mint, Ubuntu, Centos Posts: Hi,lets give it the ole try.. I’m having similar issues with a hp dv running

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The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist bfoadcom open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

I was able to complete the first 2 steps in Hadaka’s list. Originally Posted by Jim44 I don’t know what to do next. So I tried your suggestions: In fact, I open the network manager and rboadcom wireless connections appear.

Not working in Mint Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. Alot of the older dell computers have generic wireless minicards installed that identify themselves as broadcom cards.


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You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. I proposed the thread hoping that someone could benefit from my struggles with Broadcom.

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. Originally Posted by Jim However, if you want to do it manually then the briadcom are as broadocm Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

View LQ Wiki Contributions. Page History Login to edit. Originally Posted by frankbell. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. I’m marking the thread solved. It must be downloaded and extracted, which broadom be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

But thanks for sticking with the problem and helping me out. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

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This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Are 4138 new to LinuxQuestions.


It can make a difference in the how-to.

Find More Posts by rob. To find out your current kernel use the command: If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Deell anyone have any advice on installing a driver for the wifi card?

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Wicd says no wireless network found. Using the Driver Manager in the system settings, I clicked to install a driver for the wifi. As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6.

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