Good afternoon. I am working to get Wifi on an older notebook (HP Pavilion zv6000 or zv6100).
Ubuntu 11.04 has been successfully installed on this notebook, but Wifi does not work. I still consider myself a new user.
I ran "sudo lspci" and, among other items, got this:
03:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless Lan Controller (rev 03)
My understanding is that the following command might get Wifi working:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
I was not connected via cable to the Internet when I ran the command. I got prompted for my password then got this response:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package b43-fwcutter
E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer
My understanding is that I need to be hooked up to the Internet when I run the command, but until I do that could you please answer these questions:
* From where is my system retrieving the items named in the command line -- from ubuntu.com?
* The last link listed in the "FYI Sources" above says the "firmware is copyrighted by Broadcom" and "the firmware from the binary drivers is copyrighted by Broadcom Corporation and must not be redistribted." This question is probably a bit silly, but am I in violation of any copyright laws by running the above-mentioned command, "sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer"?
* This is not sudo-related, but I have the same two questions about the "Synaptic Package Manager." When I click the "Reload" button, where is the data being downloaded from and is any of it ever proprietary and/or copyrighted?
Thank you for any help.