Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?

John Costella john.costella at gmail.com
Sat May 7 01:26:49 UTC 2011

Thanks Mathieu. Unfortunately, when I finally found Restricted Drivers (no
System menu in Unity!), now apparently called Additional Drivers, it told me
that the Broadcom STA driver is currently installed, activated, and in use.

So I don't know why the system thinks it's not using it.


John Costella  *johncostella.webs.com  john.costella at gmail.com

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu.tl@
gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:07 AM, John Costella <john.costella at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi bugsquad,
> > I filed bug report 776834 which happens to contains apport collections
> for
> > two bugs that are making Natty unusable:
> >
> > frequent hard crash of machine (and consequent corruption of file
> system),
> > seems related to wifi driver connection / disconnection (via switch or
> > because of next bug)
> > wifi driver broken -- dropping connection if signal not full strength
> (was
> > working in Maverick; hardware works fine under Windows)
> >
> > However, I think I followed some wrong Launchpad procedures because the
> bug
> > seems to be ignored.
> > The machine is unusable under Ubuntu. I was going to re-install 10.10 but
> > it's no longer downloadable. I'm now looking at alternative Linux distros
> as
> > this is a disaster -- this is a work machine.
> > Thanks in advance for any help; apologies if I filed things using the
> wrong
> > procedures.
> No, seems to me like you've filed it correctly, against the 'linux'
> Ubuntu package, so it's considered as a kernel issue (and it seems it
> would be).
> Looks to me like there may be two drivers able to do the job for this
> wifi device on your system. I suspect you'd be able to disable wifi or
> keep it unused long enough on your system (connecting via wired,
> disabling in the BIOS or whatever) to get to the Restricted Drivers
> application, which should allow you to choose between a "free"
> brcm80211 driver (the one currently in use, from what I can see), to
> the "proprietary" Broadcom driver; also usually called "STA" from
> within the restricted drivers list. Try to use the Broadcom STA
> driver, in case it helps.
> Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu.tl at gmail.com>
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