I will attach lshw -C network, in case that helps. The chip is detected by Ubuntu in the Hardware Drivers utility but it freezes my computer when I enable it. Of couse newer versions Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Tested with the upstream kernel that matches my previously installed Ubuntu kernel.

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kernel – How do I install BCM wireless drivers? – Ask Ubuntu

Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If it is not in the man pages or the how-to’s this is the place! What I needed to do: Update the bc of available packages: I got the wireless working!

[xubuntu] Looking for a driver for a Broadcom BCM b/g LP-PHY

If so, which one s specifically? You can skip the entry about installing fwcutter.

Recent Drivers  DRIVER: PCG 71913L

Email me about changes to this bug report. Broadcom bcm wireless adapter is never detected at all with b43 or b43legacy drivers. The chip is detected by Ubuntu in the Hardware Drivers utility but it freezes my computer when I enable it.


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Then, the whole cycle repeats.

Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.

For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Thomas Boxley 1, 2 23 This bug was reported a while ago and there hasn’t been any activity lniux it recently. I followed the Medieval ‘s stepsbut for me it was incomplete. We were wondering if this is still an issue? Then up in the menu desktop, I clicked Enable Wireless. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Linuz Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver.


I have, from another computer, downloaded the driver liux from Broadcom, and placed it on the desktop of the netbook.

Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Can this be closed? This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Introduced in Linux 2. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.

If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Make bfm 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.

The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: Changed in linux 431