absurd: network connection required to obtain a network driver

Sam Tygier samtygier at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 3 19:09:33 UTC 2008

Martin Pitt wrote:
> Przemysław Kulczycki [2008-07-03 20:14 +0200]:
>> Owners of Broadcom 43xx cards are in a very unpleasant situation when  
>> they want to install Ubuntu on their laptops/PCs because Ubuntu requires  
>> a network connection to fetch the firmware for the b43/bcm43xx driver.
>> If you don't have another network interface then you're stuck and have  
>> to use another computer or another operating system.
> b43-fwcutter also allows you to extract it from a MacOS CD or a
> windows driver (I only tested this on an old Mac OS 10.1 CD ages ago,
> though).

Does Jockey ask the user to put in a driver cd? or check it the firmware is on a windows/mac partition? or ask the user if they have the file?

those would be cool


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