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bigrunnermaniac
September 20th, 2012, 12:48 AM
I am relatively new too linux and just installed ubuntu onto my computer. I am currently using a wired connection because the wifi options display I have firmware missing, however, when I open Additional Drivers and it searches, I receive the message "No proprietary drivers found on this system." Anybody have any solutions. I have looked every where.

mjuhasz
September 20th, 2012, 12:06 PM
You can use the firmware installer from my ppa (https://launchpad.net/~mjuhasz/+archive/mac). It is updated to extract the firmware for the wi-fi card in your MacBook Pro. I suggest you don't add my ppa since it contains other packages as well but just download what you need and install.

If you have a 32 bit installation, download:

https://launchpad.net/~mjuhasz/+archive/mac/+files/b43-fwcutter_015-9ppa1_i386.deb
https://launchpad.net/~mjuhasz/+archive/mac/+files/firmware-b43-installer_015-9ppa1_all.deb

or, if you have a 64 bit installation, download:

https://launchpad.net/~mjuhasz/+archive/mac/+files/b43-fwcutter_015-9ppa1_amd64.deb
https://launchpad.net/~mjuhasz/+archive/mac/+files/firmware-b43-installer_015-9ppa1_all.deb

You can then install these two packages either by double-clicking (Software Center will open up) or from command-line:

sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter* firmware-b43-installer_015-9ppa1_all.deb

skipperczt
September 23rd, 2012, 01:42 PM
Install the package linux-firmware-nonfree and reboot.