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Thread: Wireless PCI card not working

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Red face Wireless PCI card not working

    I recently upgraded to v8 from v7. My Broadcom 43xx PCI Wireless card worked fine in v7, thanks to the b43xx-fwcutter. The card ceases to function in v8.

    The driver is disabled, according to (what used to be) Restricted Driver Manager. When I click Enable, it tries to connect to Ubuntu servers to download the fwcutter again, and of course fails out. I already have the cutter installed and firmware extracted, but every time I try to enable the driver, it tries to connect, fails, and tells me to restart for the phantom changes to take effect.

    Is there a way to tell this annoying little Heron to look to the HD for the firmware rather than the net?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    Re: Wireless PCI card not working

    I have a very similar problem. In v7 my card was good. in 8.04 it locks my computer when booting if its in the computer, when I take the card out it loads fine. why the difference? and is there anything I can do to correct this?

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Wireless PCI card not working

    With everyone else whom I've asked stumped, no amount of command configuring helping, and several other buggy complaints reported, I am going to roll back to v7.04/7.1, and maybe return when 8.04 is a bit more stable/updated. Ah well. If it can happen to M$ then it can happen to us.

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