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    Broadcom driver support

    Hello all,

    I am having trouble installing a broadcom wireless driver... I see here that it is supposedly supported. Here is some helpful output:


    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6021 Host Bridge (rev 02)
    00:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4309 802.11a/b/g (rev 03)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6031 ISA Bridge (rev 02)
    00:08.0 Ethernet controller: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6040 MAC Controller
    00:0a.0 USB Controller: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6060 USB 1.1 Controller (rev 12)
    00:0a.1 USB Controller: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6061 USB 2.0 Controller (rev 03)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6060 USB 1.1 Controller (rev 12)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6061 USB 2.0 Controller (rev 03)
    00:0c.0 IDE interface: RDC Semiconductor, Inc. Device 1011 (rev 01)
    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:~$ modprobe b43
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
    FATAL: Module b43 not found.
    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:/etc/modprobe.d$ ls
    alsa-base.conf          blacklist-firewire.conf     blacklist-watchdog.conf
    blacklist-ath_pci.conf  blacklist-framebuffer.conf  broadcom-sta-common.conf
    blacklist-bcm43.conf    blacklist-modem.conf        libpisock9.conf
    blacklist.conf          blacklist-oss.conf          ndiswrapper

    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:~$ lspci -n | grep '14e4:43'
    00:03.0 0280: 14e4:4324 (rev 03)
    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:~$ lsb_release -d
    Description:	Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

    Code:
    allenh1@roboard:~$ uname -mr
    2.6.34.10-vortex86-sg i586
    Any help? I am comfortable using ndiswrapper if needed.

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    Re: Broadcom driver support

    in 12.04 the package manager has "b43-fwcutter ", that should help if yours has it.

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    Re: Broadcom driver support

    I have installed that package; however, no dice...

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    Re: Broadcom driver support

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter.allen View Post
    I have installed that package; however, no dice...
    Have you checked in 'additional drivers'? Some Broadcom adapters come to life once the additional driver is installed/activated. Others don't.

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    Re: Broadcom driver support

    How should I do this?

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    Re: Broadcom driver support

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter.allen View Post
    How should I do this?
    It depends on what *buntu version you're running. For Unity or Gnome-shell, press the windows/super key then type "add". Additional Drivers should be one of the choices. I don't have an Xubuntu or Lubuntu desktop handy to check those.

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