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    Re: 3.9 kernel and broadcom drivers

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    this is what i did
    installed 13.04
    wireless did not work
    installed non free firmware using ethernet cable
    wireless worked

    upgraded kernel to 3.9

    wireless still works

    so do i have a different br4311 chip, will i have a wireless problem?
    do i have a wireless problem of which i am unaware?

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    Re: 3.9 kernel and broadcom drivers

    Has there been any movement with this? I'm having some random lockup issues that are driving me to the point of trying different distros. I'm not sure if it's the 3.8 kernel being problematic or not (LM15 did the same thing, but it uses 3.8 as well... openSUSE was fine, but they're on 3.7). I installed kernel 3.9 on Ubuntu (and 3.7 for a little backtrace troubleshooting) but if I have no wireless on 3.7 or 3.9, there's no way I can tolerate using this machine for 1-3 days on end to see if it locks up. I have a 43228 chip. Everything I tried here so far hasn't worked. Any ideas?
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    Re: 3.9 kernel and broadcom drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    this is what i did
    installed 13.04
    wireless did not work
    installed non free firmware using ethernet cable
    wireless worked

    upgraded kernel to 3.9

    wireless still works

    so do i have a different br4311 chip, will i have a wireless problem?
    do i have a wireless problem of which i am unaware?
    I'm running Saucy Ubuntu Gnome on my Compaq netbook using the BCM4312 wireless chipset, with the current kernel 3.9.0-4 the wl driver works the way it should with zero problems

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