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    11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    Hello,

    I have a fresh install of 11.04. I am trying to install the "additional drivers" Broadcom STA wireless on my dell laptop. The drivers worked correctly pre-install on the boot up test run, but now they won't activate or uninstall.

    On activation attempt, it says :

    Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at ... the log.

    The log reads:

    2011-05-03 11:49:06,603 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:06,637 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:06,679 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:42,641 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:45,941 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module wl

    2011-05-03 11:49:45,942 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver
    2011-05-03 11:49:45,994 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:47,573 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:47,600 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    2011-05-03 11:49:47,645 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
    And on uninstall it says files must be repaired, and the repair option fails as well.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    First, let's see what kind of Broadcom wireless you have. Will you post the results of the following terminal commands?

    Code:
    lspci | grep work
    
    sudo lshw -C network
    
    lsmod

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    lspci | grep work:

    0
    3:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
    sudo lshw -C network:

    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f0500000-f0503fff
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
    vendor: Atheros Communications
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: c1
    serial: f0:4d:a2:59:e2:bd
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 100Mbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.0-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.143 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:43 memory:f0400000-f043ffff ioport:2000(size=128)
    lsmod:

    Module Size Used by
    parport_pc 32111 0
    ppdev 12849 0
    joydev 17322 0
    binfmt_misc 13213 1
    rfcomm 38125 8
    sco 17779 2
    bnep 17785 2
    l2cap 48656 16 rfcomm,bnep
    btusb 18160 2
    bluetooth 65565 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 27479 1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1
    snd_hda_intel 24140 2
    snd_hda_codec 90901 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel
    snd_hwdep 13274 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 80244 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    dell_laptop 13515 0
    dell_wmi 12601 0
    i915 450979 8
    sparse_keymap 13666 1 dell_wmi
    snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    dcdbas 14054 1 dell_laptop
    snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo 66851 0
    snd 55295 14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_i ntel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    drm_kms_helper 40745 1 i915
    psmouse 59039 0
    intel_ips 17769 0
    videodev 75143 1 uvcvideo
    serio_raw 12990 0
    soundcore 12600 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 14073 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    drm 184133 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 i915
    video 18951 1 i915
    lp 13349 0
    parport 36746 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usb_storage 43946 0
    usbhid 41704 0
    hid 77084 1 usbhid
    uas 17676 0
    ahci 21591 2
    libahci 25548 1 ahci
    atl1c 36237 0
    Thank you

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
    Code:
    rfkill list all
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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4:

    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

    rfkill list all:

    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    2: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    Code:
    cat  /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep b43
    Code:
    dmesg | grep b43
    thanks
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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep b43:

    # replaced by b43 and ssb.

    dmesg | grep b43:

    No message, just new line

    Thanks

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    please open sysnaptic package manager and type in "bcm"
    then take a screenshot like I did dont worry that should not match up. but please let us see what is installed on you system
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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    Danny, yours is a Broadcom 4313 wireless, and that is one specifically mentioned for the Broadcom STA Linux driver:

    These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-based hardware. There are different tars for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 CPU architectures. Make sure that you download the appropriate tar because the hybrid binary file must be of the appropriate architecture type. The hybrid binary file is agnostic to the specific version of the Linux kernel because it is designed to perform all interactions with the operating system through operating-system-specific files and an operating system abstraction layer file. All Linux operating-system-specific code is provided in source form, making it possible to retarget to different kernel versions and fix operating system related issues.
    http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

    If you feel ready to compile your own kernel module, the appropriate sourcecode is at that link (but they are different for 32-bit and 64-bit versions).

    If you would prefer to try using the Synaptic Package Manager (under System > Administration> ), then my working Broadcom "4328" using the STA driver shows these packages currently installed:

    bcmwl-kernel-source
    broadcom-sta-common
    broadcom-sta-source
    b43-fwcutter
    bcmwl-modaliases
    You should be able to see those by typing "broadcom" in the "Quick search" bar in Synaptic PM. A right-click should give you a menu to "Mark for installation" for those packages.

    If you run into any error messages, it would be good to save them or take screenshot(s) and post them here.

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    Re: 11.04 Broadcom STA Wireless drivers won't activate or uninstall

    Quote Originally Posted by northd_tech View Post
    Danny, yours is a Broadcom 4313 wireless, and that is one specifically mentioned for the Broadcom STA Linux driver:
    3:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

    http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

    If you feel ready to compile your own kernel module, the appropriate sourcecode is at that link (but they are different for 32-bit and 64-bit versions).

    If you would prefer to try using the Synaptic Package Manager (under System > Administration> ), then my working Broadcom "4328" using the STA driver shows these packages currently installed:



    You should be able to see those by typing "broadcom" in the "Quick search" bar in Synaptic PM. A right-click should give you a menu to "Mark for installation" for those packages.

    If you run into any error messages, it would be good to save them or take screenshot(s) and post them here.
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