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    Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    Hi,

    I'm a completely new Linux user and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.

    I'm having a problem with the Broadcom STA wireless drivers, I can't get them to install.

    I get the /var/log/jockey.log error

    I have looked up many solutions online before, typed many lines into the terminal but nothing has sorted out the problem.

    I'd appreciate some help thanks

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    How about typing this line in the terminal and tell us the result:
    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    Thanks for replying

    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    I had this problem and it is a pain but it is fixable. My suggestion would be to start here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/55868...rivers-bcm43xx

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    It looks similar to other methods I have tried but I'll give it a bash, thanks

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    Quote Originally Posted by c1709348 View Post
    It looks similar to other methods I have tried but I'll give it a bash, thanks
    I suggest a different approach. Please get a temporary wired ethernet connection and open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    If it isn't installed, that's fine, just continue:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    Detach the ethernet, reboot and let us have your report.
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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    This is what I get after 1st command

    john@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    [sudo] password for john:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    dkms
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    bcmwl-kernel-source*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 163512 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    Purging configuration files for bcmwl-kernel-source ...
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic
    Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
    Setting up avg2013flx (2013.3115) ...
    Installing 'avgd' service initscripts...
    ln: failed to create symbolic link `/etc/init.d/avgd': File exists
    dpkg: error processing avg2013flx (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    avg2013flx
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    john@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    This is what I get after the 2nd command

    john@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install firmaware-b43-lpphy-installer
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firmaware-b43-lpphy-installer
    john@ubuntu:~$

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    Setting up avg2013flx (2013.3115) ...
    Installing 'avgd' service initscripts...
    ln: failed to create symbolic link `/etc/init.d/avgd': File exists
    dpkg: error processing avg2013flx (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    avg2013flx
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    Arrrgh!! It appears that you have a half-installed version of AVG anti-virus software. I am fairly certain that you did not get this from the Ubuntu repositories and, evidently, it is not installed correctly and can't be configured. Please see a similar case here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/4392

    I think AVG writes a one-size-maybe-possibly-fits-all package. It may work well in 13.10, using the 3.11.0-xx kernel but not at all in 12.04, using the 3.2.0-xx kernel and their respective associated libraries.

    I would suggest you get that problem solved first as any attempt to get things installed will fail, as you've seen. I am no expert about AVG so I'd suggest you ask here: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=331

    In my 12 years in Linux, I have never installed an anti-virus.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Broadcom wireless driver not installing

    E: Unable to locate package firmaware-b43-lpphy-installer
    It is firmware, not firmaware.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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