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Thread: Unable to install Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

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    Unable to install Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

    Okay, so a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I tried installing Ubuntu. Of course, what should've been an easy install, was met with errors. So much that I gave up out of frustration only to revisit it recently. I'm on a MacBook Pro, 7.1, trying 12.04.3.

    So today, I finally was able to boot into the disk, and chose to try it before, in case of any errors. So I went to install the additional drivers I was informed of by a little notification window, and chose to activate the "Broadcom STA Wireless Driver."

    The driver attempted to install, only to be met with this error:

    "Sorry, the installation of this driver failed.

    Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log"

    IIRC, this same thing happened last time I installed. I actually managed to hunt down the file, and pastebinned the whole thing to my Windows PC and into a notepad file here.

    If anyone could lend me a hand here. I'd appreciate it. I'm a big Linux/Ubuntu Noob

    Pastebin here: http://pastebin.com/cP6zcsmh
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    Last edited by sandyd; November 11th, 2013 at 06:43 PM. Reason: added pastebin

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    Re: No Idea What to do Here...

    Did you get the OS installed?

    Might be a bit more helpful if you posted the log file to pastebin.com rather than asking people to download a .zip file.

    Edit: I've changed your thread title to something more appropriate.

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    Re: Unable to install Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

    Hello, welcome to the forum. This thread might help you. If you want to post log files etc it would be better to use pastebin rather than a zip file.

    EDIT oldos2er swept in while I dithered over wording
    Last edited by Futant; November 11th, 2013 at 06:42 PM.
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    Re: Unable to install Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

    Are you connected to the internet by any chance?

    You have to be connected to the internet in some way to install the drivers.

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    Re: Unable to install Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

    LOL!!!!!!

    I, like you went thru this about a week ago. Found a few posts out there how to do it, but this one worked for me. And it is the simplest and easiest. I even did a fresh OS reinstall between 3-4 times due to multiple issues, but this one worked all the time.

    Oh yeah, The OFFLINE is the one that worked!!! And yes, I had internet and it would even download the files using my ethernet.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BroadcomSTA(Wireless)

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