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Thread: Is the Broadcom sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?

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    Is the Broadcom sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?

    One of my friend has installed Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Pavilion dv6. Wifi is not working. He has the following adoptor.
    Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4312 802.11 b/g LP-PSY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

    My question "is this sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?"
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-21 with pre-installed Endless OS & Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot
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    Re: Is the Broadcom sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?

    That device should work with the firmware install and a reboot, you may want to check
    Code:
    rfkill list
    You might need to reset BIOS if it is blocked
    Last edited by jeremy31; December 19th, 2019 at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: Is the Broadcom sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy31 View Post
    That device should work with the firmware install and a reboot, you may want to check
    Code:
    rfkill list
    You might need to reset BIOS if it is blocked
    Yes it works. But it took lot of time to install since Ethernet did not work.
    I downloaded following files on my mobile phone and sent to him on WhatsApp:
    b43-fwcutter_019-3_amd64.deb from packages Ubuntu 18.04.
    broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2 from iwfinger.com

    This friend was not familiar with Linux commandline and I had to make many calls and WhatsApp messages to execute following instructions.
    Keep the files on Home folder and open terminal.
    $ sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_019-3_amd64.deb
    $ tar xfvj broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
    $ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
    Reboot.

    Kamalakar
    Last edited by kagashe; December 24th, 2019 at 03:26 PM.
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-21 with pre-installed Endless OS & Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot
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    Re: Is the Broadcom sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?

    My question "is this sticky thread valid for Ubuntu 18.04?"
    Yes, indeed. In fact, I am unaware of any device that isn't covered properly through Ubuntu 19.10.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D.

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