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Thread: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

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    Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    My Dell D620 laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 just finished a software update which included Linux kernel update to 2.6.35-32. Now my Broadcom wireless no longer works. Fortunately I can revert to 2.6.35-31 at boot, but it'd be great if it can be fixed.
    (Why is there so much trouble with this chipset?)
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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Please post the result of

    Code:
    lspci

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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Here you go. Thanks.

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    03:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller (rev 40)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Hi, Are you using the driver suggested by 'Additional Drivers'?

    If you are try removing then reinstalling them, Have a cable connction set up for the reboot neededbetween the uninstall and reinstall.

    My laptop has nearly identical hardware and is running fine after the update using the recommended driver.

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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    If what westie suggested does not work, let me know and I will tell you what to do.
    Last edited by madvinegar; January 27th, 2012 at 01:48 PM.

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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Or I may as well tell you now just to keep it in mind.

    Make sure at synaptics package manager that the following two packages are installed:

    Code:
    b43-fwcutter
    firmware-b43-installer

    Then DE-activate the STA proprietary driver from "additional drivers".

    Reboot and let me know.

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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Thanks for the help guys. Since both solutions had me disabling the proprietary drivers and rebooting, I went ahead and installed the b43 packages before rebooting. Ended up that that did it. Looks like I don't need the "recommended additional drivers" after all.
    Thanks again.
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    Re: Linux 2.6.35-32 killed my Dell D620 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by twrock View Post
    Thanks for the help guys. Since both solutions had me disabling the proprietary drivers and rebooting, I went ahead and installed the b43 packages before rebooting. Ended up that that did it. Looks like I don't need the "recommended additional drivers" after all.
    Thanks again.

    This is exactly how my laptop works. This is why I insisted on de-activating the STA driver (and not re-installing him afterwords).

    Glad I helped!

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