[ubuntu-in] Interested in hearing about ser experiences about Karmic Koala (9.10)

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 08:37:51 GMT 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Saikiran Madugula <hummerbliss at gmail.com> wrote:
> Onkar Shinde wrote:
>>> - network manager is gone I do not see it on the panel.
>> May be it is not gone form panel but the icon is something you are not
>> familiar with so you can not recognize it.
>> Or may be the applet got uninstalled for some reason and you should
>> try installing network-manager-gnome package.
> The applet for some reason is not installed by default. Indicator applet and
> notification area are the ones to install (figured after trying out different
> applets). I guess this happens when you upgrade or do a fresh install with the
> same /home folder. But all is good now.
>>> - Kernel hangs when I try to enable broadcom proprietary drivers so probably I
>>> can not use wireless on my laptop. (people still use broadcom isn't it ?).
>>> Probably will open a bug for it.
>> Which card is it? I have broadcom 4306. I am wondering if I should
>> hold off upgrade to karmic.
> The card is Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller.
> The kernel hung once and oopsed second time but seems to be working now dunno if
> it would be stable.

IIRC this chipset now has partially open source drivers. I believe you
need to install  bcmwl-kernel-source package.


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