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    Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    I got to know that broadcom doesnt provide linux drivers for my wireless card.

    I searched various ubuntu forums and everybody gave me one single solution to get the drivers working for ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit.

    The setps are:

    download this file: http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian/po...19-1_amd64.deb

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

    navigate to the folder you have saved the downloaded file and run this command.

    sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

    sudo modprobe wl

    Now when i do all these steps on a live cd run, without actually installing ubuntu, they seem to work. my wireless connection gets detected.

    But on a normal install, i am greeted the following error when i run this command "sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb"

    Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
    kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.

    And then when i run the command, sudo modprobe wl:

    It says : FATAL: Module wl not found.

    How can i make it run?
    Last edited by kanishkdudeja; March 7th, 2013 at 04:55 PM.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    go to the terminal and install the kernel source like this
    Code:
     sudo apt-get update
     sudp apt-get install linux-source
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
    kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
    This is result when you forgot to do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
    ...or if the headers didn't get installed correctly. I'd try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Those tickmarks are on the left side of my US keyboard on the same key with ~.

    Then try again:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb
    If there is another error, which i doubt, post it and we'll fix it.
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    It worked. Thank you so much

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by kanishkdudeja View Post
    It worked. Thank you so much
    Glad it's working. Please use thread tools at the top to mark Solved.
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    Yes i tried that. It doesnt show that option. Under the option 'Thread Tools' it only shows three options 'show printable version', 'email this thread' and 'subscribe to this thread'

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by kanishkdudeja View Post
    Yes i tried that. It doesnt show that option. Under the option 'Thread Tools' it only shows three options 'show printable version', 'email this thread' and 'subscribe to this thread'
    I'll ask a moderator. Thanks.
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit


    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    Thank you, Mr. Cat!
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    Re: Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    marked as solved.

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