Wlan desperationon 12.04
I'm close to giving up my plans of installing 12.04, because I can't get my wlan chip to work.
It's a Broadcom b43225, and I've tried lots of things already.
The same chip works under Bodhi Linux 1.4, which is based on Ubuntu (currently 10.04). To make it work under Bodhi, I had to remove and blacklist the b43 legacy driver and install the proprietary STA driver instead.
I am now trying Ubuntu 12.04 ON A LIVE-USB, NOT INSTALLED yet
(sorry for yelling that, but it tends to get overlooked in all my support requests).
When I first started it, the STA driver was immediately suggested by Jockey and I loaded it, but no luck. The nm-applet says wireless disabled , and it's greyed out and can't be enabled by clicking it.
I already went to #ubuntu channel on IRC and was instructed to remove and blacklist the STA driver and go back to the legacy one instead (b43- fwcutter and b43-firmware-installer), which I did and it didn't help. I found the same instructions in the Wiki of Ubuntuusers.de
When I restart the nm service,
nm-applet gets wireless enabled, but it says device unavailable. That's actually the only thing that achieves a change to nm-applet.
Now over at Bodhi they made this really cool script for diagnosing wireless, and it prints the results in a neat file I'd like you to look at:
Maybe you find some new clues for me?
Last edited by bennypr0fane; June 4th, 2012 at 01:24 AM.
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