Hello. I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 for some time now. Ever since then, I have been having hard lockups at random times. I posted a bug report here - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...l/+bug/1188774 - but there hasn't been any substantial progression.
I have a Broadcom wireless card in this laptop, a Lenovo E430. Due to Lenovo being just such a joy to work with, I am unable to change my wireless card. Reasoning behind this is during boot, the system checks the hardware and makes sure it's signed. Putting an Intel wireless card in this laptop will result in a failure to boot. Good job, Lenovo. (facepalm)
I upgraded to kernel 3.9 earlier on, but I was unable to get my Broadcom STA driver working. As a result of 5 lockups yesterday alone, I am at a loss for how to work around this issue. The system has become so unpredictable that I cannot rely on it for work usage any longer. I am tempted to put in the alpha of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 - no, I'm not kidding. But as a last ditch effort, I'd REALLY like to be using kernel 3.9, or even 3.10 if need be, in an order to see if the newer kernels fix the issues I'm having. But like I said, I cannot get my Broadcom STA working.
If anybody can provide me with some insight on getting my Broadcom drivers installed on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 in kernel 3.9 or 3.10, I'd be much appreciative.