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April 5th, 2010, 06:27 AM
Hey guys, i have a weird problem, well its only weird because i had it working 4 days ago before a system re-install.

ok so heres the deal, I got the urge to try ubuntu (again) about a week ago and upgraded to Linux kernel 2.6.33 so i can use the new b43 driver for th 14e4:4315 version of my Broadcom bcm4312 rev 01 wifi card (im on a dell studio 1555). and everything went fine! About 3 days later I decided to wipe it so i could put it on my larger partition of my drive, and i did the same install, but when i try to install the generic linux headers for Linux kernel 2.6.33 i get this error.

* bcmwl (
bcmwl ( Installing module.
.......(bad exit status: 10)

the compiler error is: (from /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/

DKMS make.log for bcmwl- for kernel 2.6.33-020633-generic (i686)
Sun Apr 4 23:06:43 MDT 2010
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.33-020633-generic'
LD /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ In function ‘wl_free’:
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: implicit declaration of function ‘schedule’
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.33-020633-generic'

the thing that confuses me, is that i installed this same package 3 days before and it was working find. any ideas anyone?

April 5th, 2010, 05:52 PM
No ideas? realy?

April 15th, 2010, 10:08 AM
No ideas? realy?

I had the same problem, and there is a solution in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1355905

(Now you need to patch the bcmwl sources. Download bcmwl- ..)