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  1. #1
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    Broadcom 4311

    Hi

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and cannot now get the wireless working.

    Laptop is Acer 5220

    On Board wireless adapter is Broadcom 4311

    I have tried to follow
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110
    installed Broadcom STA driver

    but still can't get it going

    here is the report from lspci

    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1693] (rev 02)
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)

    Sorry to be so u/s

    Thanks for the help

    Mike

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    Thanks Wildman but I have tried the method described by Chili555 (that was the link I posted in my question). It appears praseodym is offering an alternative solution (for when Chili555's instructions don't work) but it is in German and I am afraid I can't read German.

    I have gone throught the Chili555 instructions several times but no wireless funcionality appears.

    Probably I am doing something wrong but I can't see what it is.

    Thanks for helping.

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    PS

    When I have downloaded the linux-firmware-nonfree driver package i run "Additional Drivers" from settings. I think the first time it found the driver and allowed me to activate it (still no wireless though), subsequent times it just reports "No additional drivers are in use on this system" (or words nearly like that).

    Mike

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    Please only do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Reboot
    You do not need to install from additional drivers for your device as stated in the link I posted, it installs the incorrect driver in your case.
    Thanks

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    Hi Wildman, still no joy I am afraid.

    Here is the contents of the terminal after running those 3 lines you instructed:-

    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$ sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernal-source
    [sudo] password for anila:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package bcmwl-kernal-source
    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [72 B]
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release [49.6 kB]
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources [103 kB]
    Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources [2,494 B]
    Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources [30.9 kB]
    Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources [1,794 B]
    Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages [412 kB]
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_GB
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages [4,620 B]
    Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages [96.6 kB]
    Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages [2,636 B]
    Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex [74 B]
    Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex [72 B]
    Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex [72 B]
    Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex [73 B]
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
    100% [Connecting to gb.archive.ubuntu.com (91.189.88.153)]^[[A
    100% [Connecting to gb.archive.ubuntu.com (91.189.88.153)]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Get:16 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Get:17 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [49.6 kB]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
    Get:18 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [457 kB]
    Get:19 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [8,028 B]
    Get:20 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources [107 kB]
    Get:21 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources [8,902 B]
    Get:22 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages [801 kB]
    Get:23 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages [12.2 kB]
    Get:24 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages [246 kB]
    Get:25 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [15.5 kB]
    Get:26 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex [3,564 B]
    Get:27 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex [2,605 B]
    Get:28 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex [2,461 B]
    Get:29 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex [2,850 B]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en_GB
    Get:30 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en [344 kB]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
    Get:31 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en [140 kB]
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en
    Fetched 2,907 kB in 2min 6s (22.9 kB/s)
    Reading package lists... Done
    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$
    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$ sudo apt -get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    sudo: apt: command not found
    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-firmware-nonfree is already the newest version.
    0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 9 not to upgrade.
    anila@anila-Extensa-5220:~$



    Thanks

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    typo in command

    just a comment: wild man suggested

    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    and you seem to have typed

    sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernal-source
    and that is different enough................that your computer sees them as different things.............I guess you may not be able to copy and paste the commands??

    you could try the command again;

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    Damn - thnaks for that I will execute the commands again with copy and paste

  9. #9
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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    BRILLIANT

    its working

    Thanks Wild Man and pdc

    Really appreciated

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    Re: Broadcom 4311

    that's great Mike; enjoy

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