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    SystemError: installArchives() failed

    I can't install wireless drivers !!
    Broadcom B43 wireless driver
    Broadcom STA wireless driver

    error msg:
    SystemError: installArchives() failed!!
    help please ?

    I have HP550 notebook with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5470 (1.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache).

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    no need for help! thanks to caffeinpill!! all my respect.

    [QUOTE=caffeinepill;9240122]Even this didn't work for me (Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit), although I see many people have had success with this method!. I was getting various errors when I attempted to install (and several attempts to re-install) the bcmwl-kernel-source package manually via synaptic.

    Assuming you have attempted to install bcmwl-kernel-source and its dependencies manually, received errors during its install and synaptic is showing bcmwl-kernel-source as 'installed'... this may solve the problem.

    Go into synaptic and...

    completely remove bcmwl-kernel-source AND dkms


    then, whilst still in synaptic

    install bcmwl-kernel-source



    For me this did the trick, I'm not sure why. (removing dkms was the golden ticket). I then went back into Hardware Drivers and driver was showing as activated but not in use. All it took then was a quick reboot and

    Hope this helps someone![/QUOTE
    Last edited by binarylife; October 11th, 2010 at 11:36 PM.

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    Thanks a lot! I will give it a shot today!

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    Thanks to binarylife!!

    Worked for me with an Acer Aspire One (10.1 inch display) and Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition.

    Before, I had tried that standard procedure of Ubuntu to install the binary driver for the Broadcom WLAN device. It failed. The b43-fwcutter method also failed ("unsupported low-power device"). But your post showed me the way

    Last edited by mjuvt; November 2nd, 2010 at 12:58 PM.

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    Quote Originally Posted by mjuvt View Post
    Thanks to binarylife!!

    Worked for me with an Acer Aspire One (10.1 inch display) and Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition.

    Before, I had tried that standard procedure of Ubuntu to install the binary driver for the Broadcom WLAN device. It failed. The b43-fwcutter method also failed ("unsupported low-power device"). But your post showed me the way

    Great man ! I am happy to hear that ..!
    : )

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    I just want to thank Binary for posting this solution; it helped me solve all of my wireless connection problems on my Dell Inspiron 1525 (after I had searched for a solution for hours to no avail).

    Thanks! You saved me a lot of time!

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    Hellow fellows! Firstly I would like to thank to binarylife for partial solution of my problem.

    How I resolved the problem:

    sudo apt-get --purge remove firmware-b43-installer
    sudo apt-get --purge remove dkms
    sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo reboot

    As you can see I had to remove firmware-b43-installer firstly. Without that I couldn't remove dkms and bcmwl-kernel-source (it returned error). Anyway, my wireless now works thanks to binarylife.

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    Quote Originally Posted by xtechcode View Post
    Hellow fellows! Firstly I would like to thank to binarylife for partial solution of my problem.

    How I resolved the problem:

    sudo apt-get --purge remove firmware-b43-installer
    sudo apt-get --purge remove dkms
    sudo apt-get --purge remove bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo reboot

    As you can see I had to remove firmware-b43-installer firstly. Without that I couldn't remove dkms and bcmwl-kernel-source (it returned error). Anyway, my wireless now works thanks to binarylife.
    My pleasure ! You are welcome anytime. And thanks for putting full solution so maybe another person would have the same problem.
    Enjoy Ubuntu

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    thank you so much it worked for me!!!

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    Re: SystemError: installArchives() failed

    *sigh* It seems I'm the odd man out... I upgraded to 10.10 just earlier today, and it's funny - wireless worked fine in the liveCD, and now absolutely refuses to work. Doesn't make any sense... I'm gonna reinstall and see if that magically fixes anything...

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