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Thread: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

  1. #11
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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    I am still having a little trouble and want to thank all of you for your patience and assistance: You guys are GREAT!

    I installed the B43 on my desktop, but then had some trouble with the commands. I got an error after the first one, but then thought maybe the others would work. Here are the results:
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    [sudo] password for eelkins:
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/lib/firmware/b43': File exists
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo rmmod -f b43
    ERROR: Removing 'b43': No such file or directory
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo rmmod -f ssb
    ERROR: Removing 'ssb': No such file or directory
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ sudo modprobe b43
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Start again:

    You can download this and extract the folder b43
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/b43_firmware/b43.zip

    inspect the dir. /lib/firmware
    If you have a folder already 'b43'
    We need to rename it
    Open a terminal in /lib/firmware and do
    Code:
    su
    mv b43 old-b43
    Then open a terminal where you have the folder I gave you and do
    Code:
    su
    mv b43 /lib/firmware
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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by carl4926 View Post
    Start again:

    You can download this and extract the folder b43
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/b43_firmware/b43.zip

    inspect the dir. /lib/firmware
    If you have a folder already 'b43'
    We need to rename it
    Open a terminal in /lib/firmware and do
    Code:
    su
    mv b43 old-b43
    Then open a terminal where you have the folder I gave you and do
    Code:
    su
    mv b43 /lib/firmware
    I am not sure how to open a terminal in /lib/firmware? I know how to open a terminal, but not in a certain location. I did open the terminal and this is what I get:
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$ su mv b43 old-b43
    Unknown id: mv
    eelkins@ubuntu:~$

    I can find the b43 folder through the file system/lib/firmware/b43, but when I right click to rename it, the rename option is greyed out--not an option.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    You just do

    Code:
    cd /lib/firmware
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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    Alright. Mission accomplished. I renamed the old b43 and downloaded the new one from drop box and now have the new b43 in the lib/directory. I did a restart and still have no wireless. What do I do now?

    Thanks,

    Ed

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    Re: Broadcom wireless won't turn on

    now have the new b43 in the lib/directory.
    Please confirm it's in /lib/firmware

    Then try

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv b43
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -v b43
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