The system has to start from scratch in order for this to work and to avoid any conflicts that may appear if earlier work was done. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. July 30, at 8: July 1, at 6:

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Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: I waited for a while and the Wi-Fi was responding again.

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Lots of people see “Broadcom” and jump on this but it’s not compatible with the which is newer. Run the following in the terminal: Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Thanks from a rejuvenated laptop.

Following Andy’s instructions, first I removed and reinstalled the Broadcom drivers with: If your laptop does not detect your wireless card some users have mentioned that using rfkill unblock vcm4311 will solve the problem. Sometimes it would only start working after several reboots.

If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: March 5, at 5: In some cases you will also need the revision version if it appears for some special cases. Uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source package by issuing the following command on a terminal:.


How do Hw get to the drivers using a Mac, Dell will not let me get past Go? April 8, at 3: Went thru this page http: 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.

I was about to compile the driver with the source from broadcom. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. I have a Gateway MT laptop. June 24, at 3: However, if you press control-z to exit and then finish the rest of the instructions reboot the wifi light comes on and it works. August 26, at 2: The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts. Again, this should be resolved by repeated reboots until the firmware is loaded properly.

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You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. It is maintained upstream here. Loading the driver module into kernel on boot time Couple of more steps are needed to get your ohw load every time the system boots. This problem was solved by the following steps: July 1, at 6: July 13, at It seems like the firmware files are missing from the Linux drivers?


Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. With this new information you can look in the table below and select the innstall method to install your driver. View LQ Wiki Contributions.

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