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    Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    As far as I understand, what I have to do is,
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

    I've run into a small range of problems, the most current one being that when I try to install bcmwl-kernel-source, it installs until the terminal outputs "DKMS: install completed.", but then the terminal freezes there and won't return to the command prompt or anything.

    Dell Inspiron 2200, trying to install Xubuntu 12.04

    Thanks,
    Joker

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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    some help on this?

    -Joker

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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Hi, from a wired connection please do

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    sudo modprobe b43
    Last edited by Hadaka; February 12th, 2013 at 08:10 PM. Reason: typo
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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    When I try to run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    I get
    Code:
    "E: dpkg was interrupted, you musy manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem."
    When I run that, it looks like it's trying to install bcmwl again, and once again freezes at
    Code:
    DKMS: install completed.
    Thanks for the reply,
    Joker

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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Hi, please post the output of

    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    lsmod
    thanks
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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
    joker@halper:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    joydev                 17393  0 
    snd_intel8x0           33455  3 
    snd_ac97_codec        110213  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus               12642  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm                80916  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    wl                   3032542  1 
    snd_rawmidi            25424  1 snd_seq_midi
    dell_laptop            17767  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    dcdbas                 14098  1 dell_laptop
    pcmcia                 39826  0 
    snd_seq                51592  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              28931  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14172  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    psmouse                96718  0 
    snd                    62218  13 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i915                  419326  2 
    cfg80211              178877  1 wl
    yenta_socket           27428  0 
    pcmcia_rsrc            18367  1 yenta_socket
    soundcore              14635  1 snd
    e100                   36289  0 
    serio_raw              13027  0 
    lib80211               14040  1 wl
    snd_page_alloc         14115  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    pcmcia_core            21511  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    mac_hid                13077  0 
    drm_kms_helper         45466  1 i915
    drm                   197641  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    rfcomm                 38139  4 
    bnep                   17830  2 
    bluetooth             158479  10 rfcomm,bnep
    parport_pc             32114  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13199  1 i915
    video                  19068  1 i915
    lp                     17455  0 
    parport                40930  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    Thanks for any help,
    Joker

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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Hi, please try this command again

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source 
    #and
    sudo modprobe -rfv wl
    Last edited by Hadaka; February 13th, 2013 at 01:18 AM.
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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Code:
    joker@halper:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source 
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    Maybe it's worth mentioning that, when I run
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    and it freezes at
    Code:
    DKMS: install completed.
    I usually try CTRL+C, which doesn't work, and then I usually close the Terminal window, which is probably the interruption that apt is telling me about.

    -Joker
    Last edited by semicomatose; February 13th, 2013 at 01:26 AM.

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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    ok, did your run

    [CODE]sudo modprobe -rfv wl [CODE]
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    Re: Problems installing Broadcom BCM4318

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv wl
    When I run that, it gives no output, and then freezes, refusing to return to command prompt.

    -Joker
    Last edited by semicomatose; February 13th, 2013 at 01:39 AM.

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