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Thread: Broadcom 43xx genuine driver help

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    Broadcom 43xx genuine driver help

    Hi I just installed Ubuntu and updated it. I am an experienced linux user and I want to get my Broadcom Wi-Fi working. I read that it is supported natively in Ubuntu (no fwcutter or Ndiswrapper). How do you unstall the genuine driver? I tried broadcom's howto but get this:

    Code:
    sudo insmod /home/USER/Desktop/broadcom/wl.ko
    insmod: error inserting '/home/USER/Desktop/broadcom/wl.ko': -1 File exists
    Which should mean that I already have the thing and just need to get it going.

    lsmod gives that it is loaded along with ieee80211_crypt. Any help appreciated.

    My install is clean - I haven't installed any packages so that might be a reason.
    Last edited by KOTAPAKA; March 29th, 2009 at 07:01 PM.
    Dell Inspiron 6400 - OS's: Debian Etch, Ubuntu, Microsoft WinXP
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    Re: Broadcom 43xx genuine driver help

    I now noticed that the wireless isn't switched on at all. It is usually switched on when I use it so Ubuntu isn't using it. Any help, please?
    Dell Inspiron 6400 - OS's: Debian Etch, Ubuntu, Microsoft WinXP
    CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
    VGA: ATI x1400 256MB
    Ram: Samsung 1024MB 533MHz

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