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    Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Dell Lattitude D600 with no problems except that I can't get my BCM4306 to work, I tried installing the firmware-b43-installer but keep getting the following error in synaptic: "E: firmware-b43-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 4"

    What am I doing wrong?
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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    I searched all the posts about the broadcom drivers but no matter what I do, I get the same message. I tried synaptic, software center and the terminal.

    Bert

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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    In order for b43-fwcutter to go out on the internet and obtain firmware to extract and install, you need an internet connection. Have you connected an ethernet cable and obtained a connection?
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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Hi, I'm using a network cable to connect to the internet. Internet works with cable I just can't figure out the wireless.

    Bert

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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by woopud View Post
    Hi, I'm using a network cable to connect to the internet. Internet works with cable I just can't figure out the wireless.

    Bert
    Go to the terminal and

    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 14e4
    Paste results

    Don't know but you may need the legacy firmware.

    Info below added for clarification.. 07/25/2011

    CM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03) use b43-fwcutter & firmware-b43-installer

    CM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02) use b43-fwcutter & firmware-b43legacy-installer
    Last edited by nm_geo; July 25th, 2011 at 07:46 PM.
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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by nm_geo View Post
    Go to the terminal and

    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
    Paste results

    Don't know but you may need the legacy firmware.
    Code:
    Code:
    woopud@woopud-Laptop:~$ lspci vnn | grep 14e4
    Usage: lspci [<switches>]
    
    Basic display modes:
    -mm		Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)
    -t		Show bus tree
    
    Display options:
    -v		Be verbose (-vv for very verbose)
    -k		Show kernel drivers handling each device
    -x		Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space
    -xxx		Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)
    -xxxx		Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)
    -b		Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)
    -D		Always show domain numbers
    
    Resolving of device ID's to names:
    -n		Show numeric ID's
    -nn		Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)
    -q		Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS
    -qq		As above, but re-query locally cached entries
    -Q		Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS
    
    Selection of devices:
    -s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]]	Show only devices in selected slots
    -d [<vendor>]:[<device>]			Show only devices with specified ID's
    
    Other options:
    -i <file>	Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/misc/pci.ids.gz
    -p <file>	Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap
    -M		Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)
    
    PCI access options:
    -A <method>	Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)
    -O <par>=<val>	Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)
    -G		Enable PCI access debugging
    -H <mode>	Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)
    -F <file>	Read PCI configuration dump from a given file
    woopud@woopud-Laptop:~$

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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by nm_geo View Post
    Go to the terminal and

    Code:
    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
    Paste results

    Don't know but you may need the legacy firmware.
    you do need the firmware-b43legacy-installer
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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    With the ethernet cable attached and an internet connection, please open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    Do you get the same error? Any other clues as to what's going wrong?
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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    With the ethernet cable attached and an internet connection, please open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    Do you get the same error? Any other clues as to what's going wrong?
    woopud@woopud-Laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    [sudo] password for woopud:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    b43-fwcutter
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/18.2 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 131 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Selecting previously deselected package b43-fwcutter.
    (Reading database ... 131921 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking b43-fwcutter (from .../b43-fwcutter_1%3a013-3_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package firmware-b43-installer.
    Unpacking firmware-b43-installer (from .../firmware-b43-installer_4.150.10.5-5_all.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:013-3) ...
    Setting up firmware-b43-installer (4.150.10.5-5) ...
    --2011-05-26 12:13:02-- http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
    Resolving mirror2.openwrt.org... 0.0.32.144
    Connecting to mirror2.openwrt.org|0.0.32.144|:80... failed: Invalid argument.
    dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer (--configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 4
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    firmware-b43-installer
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    woopud@woopud-Laptop:~$

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    Re: Dell Lattitude D600 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    With the ethernet cable attached and an internet connection, please open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    Do you get the same error? Any other clues as to what's going wrong?

    I just loaded a D600 w/ 11.04 and found myself to this forum for this very purpose.
    I ran the line above and everything just worked.

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