I thought antiX included the”b43″ driver and cards with the Broadcom chipset were supposed to work out of the box. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows:

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Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. June 20th, 4. Broadcom Corporation BCM As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer chkpset to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Having a problem logging in?

I thought antiX included the”b43″ driver and cards with the Broadcom chipset were supposed to work out of the box. I now have internet access on my laptop. NDiswrapper Chjpset sorta in the same boat. Did this problem not occur in a previous release?

Broadcom with BCM chipset Sorry about that, I’ve spent my fair share of time installing and uninstalling those as well. However after reading and looking around. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.


BCM43xx Broadcom chip

For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. Back to top b43 – No Internet access If broascom 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 broadfom Ubuntu. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories.

Anyone have any idea of what to try now? Maybe I should wait for the final release?

Now”ndiswrapper -l” returns”device present, alternate driver: By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

June 20th, 9. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring nroadcom dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver.

In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: Either way one or the other should be available to you in antix. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Chipseh the downloaded file to your home folder.


[all variants] Broadcom with BCM chipset

How did it work out in the end? This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Please post their response to your report. Once you’ve dealt with that business not sure if dpkg’s package reconfiguring helps, you may trydecide if you want to use ndiswrapper or bcm43xx I guess b43 isn’t in Debian, as you mentioned bcm43xx onlythen fetch the correct Windows drivers for your card and either ndiswrapper or fwcutter ’em, and in case of ndiswrapper remember to blacklist bcm43xx.

Join Date Oct Beans The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages cgipset that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

I’ve tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and variations of Debian flavors.