With that said, we can guarantee compilation of only the latest driver and kernel s. I did read something about someone having to run the OS on an older kernel. The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. But I’d have to figure that out. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. Please post their response to your report.

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The relevant driver has built-in logic to probe the actual chip, for example: If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Removed from Linux at 2. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. Broadcom Corporation BCM Sometimes it broadcomm only start working after several reboots. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. Broadcom Corporation BCM The ‘ndiswrapper’ kernel module can be removed, provided you don’t use it for anything else but wireless driver – but this is not necessary.


Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Due to an excessively restrictive license accompanying this Broadcom driver, the Bcm4131 repository developers have refrained from supplying it via an rpm package – hence this manual was created with the purpose of providing a single comprehensive driver installation manual.

The wlsn brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. This page is currently maintained by: See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: An Internet connection is required. 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.

The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. Just for good measure, before rebooting the machine, I also used Synaptic to remove the “broadcom-wl-blacklist” and “dkms-broadcom-wl” files. Install the bfwcutter package.


No such file or directory” error message. It clearly says firmware-binstaller for all 14e4: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers 47 answers. Introduced in Linux 2.


Broadcom chip intermittent problems. Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. MichaelBay Broaccom, I followed the instructions and installed the firmware-binstaller. I’m not exactly a Linux guru.

Anyway, all is good for you. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you broqdcom send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

For more info, please refer to ELRepo kmod-wl page.

Broadcom chip models tested and reported by community members as working Appendix B: Downloading and extracting Broadcom driver archive Step 3a: Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? So yes, for EL7, skip the ‘sed’ commands. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: