Beta BCM43xx Wireless Wrinkles...

Ben Woosley Ben.Woosley at
Fri Apr 21 00:49:48 BST 2006

As of today, thanks to the Beta, for the first time since using Ubuntu, 
I'm able to access the web through my bcm4306 wireless card.  I've also 
seen some promising media improvements.  You can imagine my happiness.

However to do so I had to jump through a few hoops. Specifically, my 
card was detected at install-time but wasn't usable post-install.  I had 
to do the following:

* Installing network-manager and network-manager-gnome from the repos

* Installing bcm43xx-firmware_1.0-0ubuntu5_all.deb from

* Runnng `gtk-update-icon-cache` as discussed here:

Just a heads-up.  I'm thinking of all the un-savvy people here who won't 
be able to figure this sort of thing out.

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