If you get this message when you try to install the Broadcom wifi driver on your Apple computer, this is for you:
This happened for me and it was bugging me for days!Sorry, installation of this driver failed.
Please have a look at the log file for details:/var/log/jockey.log
First of all, I have an iMac with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.8 GHz), 2GB RAM, and I don't think this matters, but a 500GB HDD. I installed Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 and used rEFIt as my bootloader.
I was connected to my airport through ethernet, but wifi did not work. Whenever I tried to install the driver by going to System>Administration>Additional Drivers, I would get the error message, "Sorry, installation of this driver failed.
Please have a look at the log file for details:/var/log/jockey.log" and though I browsed through different forum posts for hours, nothing worked, even the ones with a hundred follow-up posts from people for whom it worked.
I had all the stuff, - I had the wifi card, I had the option to install the driver, I just couldn't install it!
This may be one of those many things you tried while trying to fix this problem, but hopefully this will be the one that works for you:
- Go to System>Administration>>Synaptic Package Manager and in the search bar, type "bcm".
- Make sure "broadcom-sta-common" and "broadcom-sta-source" are installed. If not, mark them for installation, close, and reload.
- Make sure "bcmwl-kernel-source" and "bcmwl-modaliases" are installed. If not install, reload, and then go back and mark them for reinstallation. Then reload.
- Restart your computer. It won't tell you that you need to restart, but it is necessary nonetheless.
- After you have restarted, click on the network icon at the top and click on "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network..."
- Enjoy your wifi connection...hopefully.