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Hansmc
January 2nd, 2010, 12:14 AM
Ever since I upgraded to the new Ubuntu, I have been having problem with wireless. In the "Hardware Drivers" I come up with 2 drivers:

1) Boadcom B43 wireless driver
2) Broadcon STA wireless driver

I activated the first one, but latter noticed that the wireless was not working, so I tried installing the second and it returned this message:


Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log

So I unactivated the first and then it disappeared leaving me with the second, and its error message.



4.1.2. Non-recognized Card

* Some devices are not recognized by the OS upon insertion. [Needs
expansion.]
1. If card doesn't show up immediately try these steps:

Run the following command. /Hopefully you'll get some output about the device./

sudo pccardctl ident



What should I do now?


The output for "lshw -C network":

*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:f6cfc000-f6cfffff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:23:ae:04:c7:15
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.99 duplex=full firmware=sb v3.04 ip=192.168.0.101 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: irq:29 memory:f69f0000-f69fffff
t2@t2-laptop ~ $


The last few pages of /var/log/jockey.log.


<jockey.detection.LocalKernelModulesDriverDB instance at 0x8b053ec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002832sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,713 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.LocalKernelModulesDriverDB instance at 0x8b053ec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0011v0002p0007e01B1-e0,1,3,k110,111,112,145,14A,ra0,1,18,1C,mlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: no corresponding handler available for {'driver_type': 'kernel_module', 'kernel_module': 'joydev', 'jockey_handler': 'KernelModuleHandler'}

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: no corresponding handler available for {'driver_type': 'kernel_module', 'kernel_module': 'joydev', 'jockey_handler': 'KernelModuleHandler'}

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: no corresponding handler available for {'driver_type': 'kernel_module', 'kernel_module': 'evbug', 'jockey_handler': 'KernelModuleHandler'}

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.LocalKernelModulesDriverDB instance at 0x8b053ec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0000v0000p0000e0000-e0,5,kramlsfw4,')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: no corresponding handler available for {'driver_type': 'kernel_module', 'kernel_module': 'evbug', 'jockey_handler': 'KernelModuleHandler'}

2010-01-01 17:41:26,714 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.LocalKernelModulesDriverDB instance at 0x8b053ec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0800:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002A03sv00001028sd00000286bc03sc8 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0019v0000p0001e0000-e0,1,k74,ramlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00001180d00000592sv00001028sd00000286bc08sc8 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00001180d00000822sv00001028sd00000286bc08sc0 5i01')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0C01:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0B00:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002834sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0019v0000p0003e0000-e0,1,k8E,ramlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,715 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'platform:dcdbas')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'usb:v1D6Bp0001d0206dc09dsc00dp00ic09isc00ip00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00001180d00000852sv00001028sd00000286bc08sc8 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0019v0000p0000e0000-e0,1,k94,95,A1,E0,E1,EC,EE,1AF,ramlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0000:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002815sv00001028sd00000286bc06sc0 1i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'platform:Fixed MDIO bus')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002831sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'platform:regulatory')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,716 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00001180d00000843sv00001028sd00000286bc08sc8 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002A00sv00001028sd00000286bc06sc0 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:LNXTHERM:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0200:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002A02sv00001028sd00000286bc03sc0 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0303:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d0000283Asv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i20')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0C04:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('printer_deviceid', 'MFG:Generic;MDL:CUPS-PDF Printer;DES:Generic CUPS-PDF Printer;CMD:POSTSCRIPT;')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,717 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0103:PNP0C01:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v000014E4d00004315sv00001028sd0000000Bbc02sc8 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'eisa:sXO_FFFF')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00001180d00000832sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 0i10')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0019v0000p0006e0000-e0,1,kE0,E1,E3,F0,F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,ramlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0001v8384p7616e0001-e0,12,kramls1,2,fw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0017v0001p0001e0100-e0,1,2,k110,111,112,r0,1,amlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d0000284Bsv00001028sd00000286bc04sc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA03:bd10/23/2008:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron1318:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn 0C236D:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,718 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:LNXSYSTM:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0019v0000p0005e0000-e0,5,kramlsfw0,')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'usb:v1D6Bp0002d0206dc09dsc00dp00ic09isc00ip00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'usb:v046DpC016d0340dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc01ip02')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:LNXVIDEO:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0003v046DpC016e0110-e0,1,2,4,k110,111,112,r0,1,8,am4,lsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0F13:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002448sv00000000sd00000000bc06sc0 4i01')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002835sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,719 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002836sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i20')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v000014E4d00001713sv00001028sd00000286bc02sc0 0i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'platform:pcspkr')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0011v0001p0001eAB41-e0,1,4,11,14,k71,72,73,74,75,76,77,79,7A,7B,7C,7D, 7E,7F,80,8C,8D,8E,8F,94,98,9B,9C,9D,9E,9F,A2,A3,A4 ,A5,A6,AC,AD,B7,B8,B9,BF,C1,CD,D4,D7,D9,E0,E1,E2,E 3,EC,EE,ram4,l0,1,2,sfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0100:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002830sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'platform:eisa')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d0000283Esv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 5i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'serio:ty01pr00id00ex00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,720 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0000v0000p0000e0000-e0,5,kramlsfw2,')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,721 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'pci:v00008086d00002832sv00001028sd00000286bc0Csc0 3i00')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,721 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0011v0002p0007e01B1-e0,1,3,k110,111,112,145,14A,ra0,1,18,1C,mlsfw')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,721 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'input:b0000v0000p0000e0000-e0,5,kramlsfw4,')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,721 DEBUG: querying driver db <jockey.detection.OpenPrintingDriverDB instance at 0x8e8fbec> about HardwareID('modalias', 'acpi:PNP0800:')

2010-01-01 17:41:26,746 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:41:26,823 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:41:26,844 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:41:35,100 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:41:44,009 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed:

2010-01-01 17:41:44,010 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver

2010-01-01 17:41:44,023 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:10,330 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:10,344 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:10,369 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:28,947 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:31,032 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:38,937 DEBUG: _check_polkit_privilege: sender :1.80 on connection <dbus._dbus.SystemBus (system) at 0x8a9605c> pid 2822 is not authorized for com.ubuntu.devicedriver.install: dbus.Dictionary({}, signature=dbus.Signature('ss'))

2010-01-01 17:43:41,727 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:43:59,977 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:44:05,980 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:44:45,710 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:44:46,398 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:44:47,996 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

2010-01-01 17:45:03,091 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed:

2010-01-01 17:45:03,092 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver

2010-01-01 17:45:03,112 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: enabled

Thanks for your help.

bkratz
January 2nd, 2010, 12:16 AM
See this thread it seems to work for a lot of people

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1368699

Jcarr_toonist
January 8th, 2010, 04:20 AM
For people still experiencing this issue. I got it working by going into synaptic and removing the bcmwl-kernel driver there(apt-get wouldn't remove it for some reason). Then I tried again in the 'hardware drivers' dialog and it downloaded and installed it correctly.

After rebooting it worked but I still had issues with it working with my wpa2 secured connection. I got that working using this thread as a guide.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1010650

One of the more annoying issues that I have experienced with ubuntu. And for some reason I keep getting broadcom wireless cards. Why? I don't know...

Ostrava
January 13th, 2010, 10:53 AM
For people still experiencing this issue. I got it working by going into synaptic and removing the bcmwl-kernel driver there(apt-get wouldn't remove it for some reason). Then I tried again in the 'hardware drivers' dialog and it downloaded and installed it correctly.

After rebooting it worked but I still had issues with it working with my wpa2 secured connection. I got that working using this thread as a guide.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1010650

One of the more annoying issues that I have experienced with ubuntu. And for some reason I keep getting broadcom wireless cards. Why? I don't know...

I followed your advice but rather completely uninstalled the bcmwl-kernel then reinstalled it and everything worked and with my wpa2 connection. Thanks for the help.

leorolla
January 15th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Mine is also 4312.

The first linked thread doesn't work for us, it doesn't include 4312.

I tried Jcarr and Ostrava's solutions and neither worked for me.

leorolla
January 15th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Any suggestions?

leorolla
January 16th, 2010, 01:00 AM
After so many hours, I solved the problem with ndiswrapper.

It is fast, stable and hopefully won't be discontinued that soon as seem to be the case with ubuntu hardware driver installer.

itismike
January 31st, 2010, 11:17 PM
For people still experiencing this issue. I got it working by going into synaptic and removing the bcmwl-kernel driver there(apt-get wouldn't remove it for some reason). Then I tried again in the 'hardware drivers' dialog and it downloaded and installed it correctly...

Same solution worked for me, but I had to activate the Broadcom B43 wireless driver instead. Tagged the bug with it: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/511379

TravisLow
July 17th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Not being the "early-adopter" type, I waited until now to upgrade to 10.04 and I ran into the "wireless stopped working" problem on my HP ProBook 4510s.

I followed the lead of ostrava and jcarr above, and opened the Synaptics Package manager and uninstalled, then reinstalled the Broadcom STA packages. (bcmwl or some such, I think the name was)

That didn't *quite* do it for me. I followed the directions here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1368699

In particular, since the wired network was fine, I rebooted, then toggled my wireless hardware button. After that, I was able to view the network and then connect to it again.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to solving this problem.

abramdemski
October 27th, 2010, 10:54 PM
I have an HP Touchsmart tx2. I never had this problem with 10.4, but I just installed 10.10 and now have exactly the same problem as the original poster (except that the Broadcom STA wireless driver was the only wireless driver in the list of additional drivers, so I didn't try a different driver first).

I tried completely removing and then re-installing bcmwl-kernel using synaptics. This changed the error message from the "check log" message to "SystemError: installArchives() failed" (appearing in a pop-up after I click "activate driver").

Any thoughts appreciated; I'll post if I solve it.

abramdemski
October 27th, 2010, 11:47 PM
PS:

The last few lines of /var/log/Jockey.log *after* I went through everything I described:

2010-10-27 17:52:16,859 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod enabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2010-10-27 17:52:17,027 DEBUG: Removing package: bcmwl-kernel-source
2010-10-27 17:52:17,652 DEBUG: remove progress statusChange dpkg-exec 0.000000

abramdemski
October 28th, 2010, 12:06 AM
It works now! I'm not sure exactly what did it; I went through the same actions again, and also closed the laptop at some point, which would suspend it I guess, not sure of that would make any difference especially since I had already restarted during the process last time... This time I did not restart, by the way; it just worked right away.

kenwag
April 27th, 2012, 05:29 AM
I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.4, and the same problem has occurred.
Working WiFi is now not working.

Haven't come very far Ubuntu, have we.

jromer
April 27th, 2012, 05:56 AM
Same issue here. (WIFI not working) Reverted to backup of prior 12.04 beta2 prior to last update. Will wait for fix. I'm not going to tinker around...I expect it to work via the upgrade.

sffvba[e0rt
April 27th, 2012, 06:54 PM
I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.4, and the same problem has occurred.
Working WiFi is now not working.

Haven't come very far Ubuntu, have we.


Same issue here. (WIFI not working) Reverted to backup of prior 12.04 beta2 prior to last update. Will wait for fix. I'm not going to tinker around...I expect it to work via the upgrade.

May I suggest starting new threads and giving as much relevant information as possible.

Old Thread Closed.


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