I clicked on the connections button on the tool bar, enabled wifi, and behold, the blue wifi light on the keyboard began to shine. Really nice when someone that knows takes a few mins to save the rest of us tons of time. Very new to Linux. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. This cracked it for me on an old Acer I checked and saw i have to install the driver Broadcom STA wireless driver but every time i do try to install it it says:
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Mint 17 Cinnamon 32 bit on an old Acer Aspire The driver appears to be installed, and the Additional Drivers window says “installed and working”. Hi, It seems to be a problem that others posters came across.
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Broadcom Diver wont install, please help 4381 sta driver won’t support your card, the native b43 will. The fix by tangram: If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. I remembered having removed the CMOS battery previously.
To any newbies like me attempting to just copy and paste the above code. Join Date Aug Beans 7.
HOWTO Get Broadcom Wireless Working with Linux
But that’s another topic which doesn’t belong here. As such this tutorial won’t work for your situation. Looks like your method is still going strong, thru Mint Your guide worked perfectly for broadcom card on old Toshiba laptop that I am using to try out a Linux distribution installed to hard disk.
I could install the b fwcutter, no problem. 438
September 15th, 3. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.
How can i activate my wifi? (Broadcom BCM) : Lubuntu
In fact, I open the network manager and no wireless connections appear. Remember I am still a newbie and extremely stubborn. So I plugged my laptop into my router and I got internet then tried to install the driver again. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.
If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.
Thanks so much Tangram, I am coming there i was able to give all the suggested commands in and it went pretty good. To find out your current kernel use the command: Broadcm so much tangram, I am making dinner but I will look at it later tonight. September 15th, 4. Anyway, glad it’s fixed. Que Maravilla de tutorial, bien explicado, clarito.
Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. At the moment I am running XP, like 43188 but as we all know we have to upgrade. September 16th, 9.
Join our community today! Also i tried the command: Please purge the sta driver package and install the firmware for b43 instead – Code:. This was really great but I had the same problem with the last command as jagripton: And it was loading then when it got to vroadcom end the same message popped up.