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    Talking [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    I can't take all the credit, but this is what I did to get my bcm4331 to be recognized in Ubuntu 12.04.

    Got these instructions from Tim Hentenaar's Blog and tweaked them a bit
    http://hentenaar.com/serendipity/ind...s/2012/05.html

    Run the following in the terminal:
    $ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure firmware-b43-installer
    response from terminal:
    $ No chroot environment found. Starting normal installation
    $ Unsupported device(s) found: PCI id 14e4:4331
    Aborting.

    then run:
    $ sudo modprobe b43
    $ export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
    $ cd ~\Downloads
    $ wget http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware...00.138.tar.bz2 $ tar -xjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
    $ sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

    You'll get a response like this:
    This file is recognised as:
    filename : wl_apsta.o
    version : 666.2
    MD5 : e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e

    ...and a lot of extracting will happen

    Then enter:
    $ dmesg | tail -2

    You'll get a response like this:
    [ 5866.172626] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 5870.282827] applesmc: FS! : read arg fail

    Then just enable/disable wireless in Network Manager and it works!
    Last edited by raritan01; May 26th, 2012 at 10:03 PM. Reason: cleaned up some verbage

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi, thank you for posting your solution this will help a great many people.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi, please try:
    Code:
    echo "blacklist wl" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    Then:
    Code:
    sudo su 
    echo b43 >> /etc/modules 
    exit
    Reboot
    Thanks

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Thank you for giving me this information ... it will help me a lot and other people also..........

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    Talking Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Thank you so much! Worked like a charm.

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    Smile Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Thank you so much, you saved lot of my time. It really helped me.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    This also worked on my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 9.1 (which was giving me the exact same error message). Thanks very much!

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks a lot for this, I have spent the past 5 hours reading forums. This was the only one I have come across that actually worked on my MBP 9,1.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks, going to try this when i get home from work. Hopefully its solves my problems. Only just installed on my 8,1 macbook pro using refit.

    EDIT: This worked perfectly for me thanks a bunch!
    Last edited by LinuxBill; January 11th, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Wifi working on Macbook Pro 8,2 on Ubuntu 12.04

    This worked with my MBP 8,1 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Took about one day to find this answer. Thanks to raritan01.

    Regards,
    TB

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