After I modify the blacklist file and reboot the bcm43xx still seems to be loaded when I do the lsmod command. Find More Posts by bradleyaroth. May 16th, 2. Last edited by bradleyaroth; at For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. It has an internal wifi card which isn’t recognized:

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Last edited by bradleyaroth; at Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Double-clicking on the package caused the Ubuntu Software Center to install the bfwcutter, and from there I followed the steps from before. Is this supposed to be the case? For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

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Everthing is on my desktop, I have tried building the ndiswrapper according to the install sheet but for some reason I keep running into this error Roth: I then followed these instructions to run bfwcutter:. Manfred Hampl m-hampl said on Crd, III on Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. I also did the following wjreless but it still seems loaded: Some distros Ubuntu and Fedora at the least already have a version of this driver in their repositories precompiled, tested and ready to go.


I’m a newbie on this stuff. Do I need to install a driver on Ubuntu?

You can stamp newbie across my forehead any time you want. In the “No Internet access” section, I was guided to grab two files comprising the firmware: Need help running Linux on your netbook? Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

Ubuntu Linux doesn’t find my internal wifi card

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I am thinking that maybe it is using the wrong driver? Since the computer is fairly old over five years oldI wanted to wipe Windows XP off of it, and run some kind of Linux. After finding your advice I was able to figure out where I was going wrong and get things up and running in about 10 minutes. I thought I was following the right steps, but the wireless continued to not work.


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The bwfwcutter is a “firmware cutter”, a tool to extract firmware from Broadcom 43xx driver files object files. This step is described in the “b43 – No Internet access” section. Saved me a lot of time. Thank you for this helpful article.