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. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Please have a look at the log files for details: Remember I am still a newbie and extremely stubborn.

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Find More Posts by aus9. 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.

I searched a lot and tried a lot but your help was decisive.

Regarding other options, it is above my paygrade to decide if they are invalid and need to be updated, or can stay broadxom is, if approaches suggested by 1 and 3 are correct and may work for someone else. If not, run the script again and post back the fresh output.


[SOLVED] Broadcom BCM

I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of researching, and I’m pointing others to your post!! Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are ubungu updated on a kernel upgrade.

Your instructions got the correct driver down, but access through the start menu if I can call it that did the trick.

If you brpadcom to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. But, yeah, just type su and hit enter, give it your password and re-try the command. Hi, Are you are the previous steps worked well?

There is a newer, fixed version available at launchpad that we can try, but lets first make sure if it is indeed the best driver for your card. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. If you need to reset your password, click here. I am soooooooo grateful!! But you saved my day I did get some very little insight how it works. The current version of the broadcom sta driver in the default 418 seems to be broken.


Firmware from userspace is required for device operation.

This caused the wifi card to be disabled in the system bios. I am a super Linux novice.

I found the Broadcom-wl Your guide worked perfectly for broadcom card on old Toshiba laptop that I am using to try out a Linux distribution installed to hard brkadcom. I put wlan0 as the wireless device in the preferences config menu.

This is a compaq presario. How can I get the file from my Home in Linux with wget? I checked on the forums that Ubuhtu have to be on a wired connection.

This card worked on lubuntu Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Please have a look at the log files for details: Thank you very much for this fix.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

I can’t begin to thank you enough. The windows ‘norm’ of clicking icons needs to be addressed before Linux will dominate if that’s the goal. The fix by tangram: