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  1. #81
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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED!!!! Much thanks the Hadaka and Chill555 for their help. Great learning experience.

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Awesome. Glad it's working. Please use thread tools at the top to mark Solved. The searchers will appreciate it.

    Have fun!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Sorry to bump this thread, but I recently installed the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Laptop again and I'm unable to get the wireless card working. After following all of the steps on page 8, I got the following message after trying to install the package Chili supplied. I also tried the other 64 bit package with the same result. I'll post the terminal data below.

    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
    [sudo] password for joseph:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    dkms is already the newest version.
    linux-headers-generic is already the newest version.
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    thunderbird-globalmenu
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 128 not upgraded.
    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~$ cd Downloads
    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~/Downloads$ ls
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb
    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i wire*.deb
    (Reading database ... 166232 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace wireless-bcm43142-dkms 6.20.55.19-1 (using wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb) ...

    ------------------------------
    Deleting module version: 6.20.55.19
    completely from the DKMS tree.
    ------------------------------
    Done.
    Unpacking replacement wireless-bcm43142-dkms ...
    Setting up wireless-bcm43142-dkms (6.20.55.19-1) ...
    Loading new wireless-bcm43142-6.20.55.19 DKMS files...
    Building only for 3.8.0-29-generic
    Building initial module for 3.8.0-29-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/wireless-bcm43142/6.20.55.19/build/make.log for more information.
    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~/Downloads$ ^C
    joseph@joseph-Inspiron-5720:~/Downloads$

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.8.0-29-generic (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/wireless-bcm43142/6.20.55.19/build/make.log for more information.
    So, did you consult the log? What does it say?
    Code:
    cat /var/lib/dkms/wireless-bcm43142/6.20.55.19/build/make.log
    Probably the last ten or so lines have the problem.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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