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  1. #1
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    Lubuntu wireless issues

    Hi All,

    I'm new to Lubuntu (life long windows guy that has finally seen the light). I've installed Lubuntu 12.10 to an old laptop and am having trouble connecting wirelessly to the internet. I have a hardwire connection that works and have done the following after perusing the forums:

    lspci returned: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 80.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

    The forums then led me to do the following:

    sudo apt-get update-get
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

    ...this returned:

    wl:
    Running module version sanity check.
    -Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
    - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/updates/dkms/

    depmod....

    DKMS: install completed.
    ERROR: Module b43 does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module b43legacy does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module ssb is in use by ssb_hcd,b44
    ERROR: Module bcm43xx does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module brcm80211 does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module brcmfmac does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module brcmsmac does not exist in /proc/modules
    ERROR: Module bcma does not exist in /proc/modules
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic


    I'm still not able to connect. Any help would be appreciated. Thx.

  2. #2
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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    Hi, please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Code:
    sudo modprobe b43
    Thanks
    Last edited by Wild Man; April 23rd, 2013 at 03:04 AM.

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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    Here is a solution from earlier this year.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2100494

    Aced out by Wild Man. That's because I only use two fingers. Never did learn how to type.
    Last edited by Rex Bouwense; April 23rd, 2013 at 03:05 AM.
    Rex
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    Dell Inspiron 1000 with Bodhi Linux 2.4

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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    Thanks a lot. The first 2 codes seems to have worked. The last code returned this:

    FATAL: Module b3 not found.

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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    Sorry I missed the 4 in the last command please try again I fixed the code in the command in the last post.
    Thanks

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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    The b43 driver is the one we want to use for this device.
    Thanks

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    Re: Lubuntu wireless issues

    Thanks so much. This was successful. Appreciate your help.

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