Now I have a wlan0, but I can’t do anything with it. Originally Posted by frankbell What distro? Again I had to use the power button to shut down. It is not now. Visit the following links: NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. I can however, now connect by wired connection.

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I never have had much luck with the driver work arounds. Configure your wireless interface as appropriate.

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Brladcom Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. Dmesg said it was an unknown “blacklist”. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed.

On one of my computers, dekl installing wicd was enough to wake up the Broadcom chip, but I can’t remember what chipset it was using and can’t access it right now.

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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. What I did after the first failure was to go back to the usb stick: If not already performed, connect the device to your system. I installed Linux and my wireless doesn’t work. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper.


Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.

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No such file or directory” error message. Now I have a wlan0, but I can’t do anything with it. Sorry for missing the reference in your subject line.

This is the first time I have seen the wireless icon but unfortunately it is disabled and no clicking or rebooting will get it enabled.

The bfwcutter package will need to be installed.

When you have a working and fully updated system using wired internet access you could try this: If so, which one s specifically? Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e.

It runs just fine for what I need.


A restart failed to complete correctly – leaving the Kubuntu logo in the centre of a dark screen broaxcom only a prolonged push on the power button would shut the pc down. It is maintained upstream here. Last edited by Jim44; at You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories.

Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Alot of the older dell computers have generic wireless minicards installed that identify themselves as broadcom cards.

I did notice that the list of supported cards in the description in the Additional Drivers window didn’t include the For a computer that old I wouldn’t recommend Kubuntu but Lubuntu. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Find More Posts by frankbell. In fact, I open the network manager and no wireless connections appear. Find More Posts by Jim