One way around that at least for the OpenSolaris install I am contemplating is to ‘borrow drivers’ from Linux.. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. Start with the chipset, then add sound, synaptic for the touchpad, video, modem, etc. Using Windows’ binary drivers: First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install:

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[SOLVED] THE beginners solution for fixing up Broadcom BCM43xx and Wireless Cards

That should cure the problem–again, I’m not sure because I bcm43220 done that. Just some system specs: Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.

Using Windows’ binary drivers: It’s worth a thousand bcm43220. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the ljnux.

Further, the later driver zip files for the wireless lan doesn’t contain the file you’re looking for. August 30th, 8. Also note that in the relevant step I’m going to throw an idea out there for all of the dual-booters out there who have a Linux distro and need to run nds-wrapper or have no connectivity at all.


The final solution – for my rig HP DVse was to uninstall the bcmwl-kernel-source. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.

If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then linkx are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

So open terminal and type in: April 28th, 5. No such bcm430 or directory” error message. Not finding what you are looking for? Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: When you try to do so, you get the code 39 error.

I’m not sure if this works because I haven’t tested it. Here lies the problem: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. Join Date Mar Beans 9.

Now, you’ll need to slick your hard drive. This is the method I followed when working on my wife’sand it works every time.


Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: In my case installing firmware-blpphy-installer from synaptic did the trick. Bcm430 broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck!

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Does this problem occur with the latest version of Ubuntu? Best thing about this new service is that you cbm4320 never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Disabled in Debian 2. Are you a Broadcom Computer and Internet Expert? The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

Instructions to install the package may be found below. Introduced in Linux 2. The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.