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  1. #11
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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Same problem here. also noticed that I cant get the new kernel updates for VMware player and it has stopped working.

    the error happens when it tries to update the virtual network devices in VMware when it downloads and configures the kernel updates.

    Im not sure if it is related....

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Sorry, I didn't see that above. Still studying...

    If you boot into an older kernel at the GRUB menu, can you --reinstall it? I wonder if it would help to --reinstall linux-image-`uname -r` and linux-headers-`uname -r.`

    I wonder if it's a 64-bit issue. I successfully reinstalled bcmwl-kernel-source just now on 32-bit PAE.
    how do I see the grub screen on startup to pick an older kernel?

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by kerpap View Post
    Same problem here. also noticed that I cant get the new kernel updates for VMware player and it has stopped working.

    the error happens when it tries to update the virtual network devices in VMware when it downloads and configures the kernel updates.

    Im not sure if it is related....
    I filed a bug here if you want to add that you have the same problem

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...wl/+bug/991090

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    how do I see the grub screen on startup to pick an older kernel?
    When you first boot your computer, you should see something like this. Arrow down to Previous Linux Versions and pick an earlier version. Press Enter and boot into it.

    Can you reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source from there? If so, I have a pretty good idea how we can fix the latest version.
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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Looks like upgrading to precise removed all my old kernel versions. I only found 3.2.0-23 in the precise repositories, so I tried installing bcmwl-kernel-source with that kernel but got the same error. Wireless worked fine in oneric

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    For what it's worth, installing bcmwl-kernel-source, broadcom-sta-common and broadcom-sta-source worked when installing from the Software Centre (did that a couple of days ago, after the final release came out and after people started having problems with building the driver and installing through the system settings -> additional drivers option). Typing "bcm" in the search box in the Software Centre brings up the three packages.
    Last edited by ts3; May 1st, 2012 at 12:11 AM. Reason: add

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by mellery View Post
    Looks like upgrading to precise removed all my old kernel versions. I only found 3.2.0-23 in the precise repositories, so I tried installing bcmwl-kernel-source with that kernel but got the same error. Wireless worked fine in oneric
    You might try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Those tickmarks are on the left side of my US keyboard on the same key with ~.

    After that, try to reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source.
    For what it's worth, installing bcmwl-kernel-source, broadcom-sta-common and broadcom-sta-source worked when installing from the Software Centre
    Indeed it usually does, including the 10-12 cases I've worked on since 12.04 was released; just not here.
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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    same errors as before, I also get the same error when trying to reinstall the headers

    Code:
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-`uname -r`
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/947 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 309639 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic 3.2.0-23.36 (using .../linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic_3.2.0-23.36_amd64.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic ...
    Setting up linux-headers-3.2.0-23-generic (3.2.0-23.36) ...
    Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
    run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms 3.2.0-23-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.100.82.38+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    mike@mike-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/1,151 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 309639 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1 (using .../bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb) ...
    Removing all DKMS Modules
    Done.
    Unpacking replacement bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1) ...
    Loading new bcmwl-5.100.82.38+bdcom DKMS files...
    Building for 3.2.0-23-generic and 3.2.0-24-generic
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 3.2.0-23-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.100.82.38+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /dev/sda1
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab

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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    Please download this: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...untu5_i386.deb

    Install it with:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb
    Thanks.
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    Re: Wireless driver broken on 12.04 upgrade

    The i386 version gave the following
    Code:
    mike@mike-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl*.deb
    (Reading database ... 309589 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source:i386 (from bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu5_i386.deb) ...
    (Noting disappearance of bcmwl-kernel-source, which has been completely replaced.)
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bcmwl-kernel-source:i386:
     bcmwl-kernel-source:i386 depends on dkms.
     bcmwl-kernel-source:i386 depends on linux-libc-dev.
     bcmwl-kernel-source:i386 depends on libc6-dev.
    dpkg: error processing bcmwl-kernel-source:i386 (--install):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     bcmwl-kernel-source:i386
    I looked around and found the x64 package, but that gave the same error as before

    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal...com-0ubuntu6.1

    Code:
    (Reading database ... 309639 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace bcmwl-kernel-source 5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1 (using bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb) ...
    Removing all DKMS Modules
    Done.
    Unpacking replacement bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1) ...
    Loading new bcmwl-5.100.82.38+bdcom DKMS files...
    Building only for 3.2.0-24-generic
    Building for architecture x86_64
    Building initial module for 3.2.0-24-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-24-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/5.100.82.38+bdcom/build/make.log for more information.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
    cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of /dev/sda1
    cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root device from /etc/fstab

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