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    Sep 2010
    Gurgaon, India
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Broadcom BCM43142 Driver Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit

    I got to know that broadcom doesnt provide linux drivers for my wireless card.

    I searched various ubuntu forums and everybody gave me one single solution to get the drivers working for ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit.

    The setps are:

    download this file:

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

    navigate to the folder you have saved the downloaded file and run this command.

    sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb

    sudo modprobe wl

    Now when i do all these steps on a live cd run, without actually installing ubuntu, they seem to work. my wireless connection gets detected.

    But on a normal install, i am greeted the following error when i run this command "sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_6.20.55.19-1_amd64.deb"

    Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
    kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.

    And then when i run the command, sudo modprobe wl:

    It says : FATAL: Module wl not found.

    How can i make it run?
    Last edited by kanishkdudeja; March 7th, 2013 at 04:55 PM.


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