[ubuntu-np] [foss-nepal] Re: Query regarding Ubuntu by new member

Avash Mulmi avashmulmi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 15:40:18 BST 2010


If its a broadcom driver then follow the following steps. I guess its
broadcom card becoz many compaq's use broadcom and from the other emails too
it gives broadcom 4 out of 5.
IF internet can be managed for the laptop*

If you can somehow manage  the internet access then you can just do "sudo
apt-get install b43-fwcutter"


*IF internet cant be managed for the laptop*

Well if you can not connect your laptop to internet then download the file
from the link given below from any computer with internet access:


Save the file in a usb drive and install that in your laptop by double
clicking on it or "sudo dpkg -i /location/<packagename>.deb"

After that download file from this location:


Then, extract the archive and execute the following commands (without ""):

**  "sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-"
**  "sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware

It would be easier if you go to the directory where you have extracted the

It worked on my bcm4312 wifi card. Hope it works for you too.

And after you get the wifi working... its not a big deal to install the
codecs. :D


On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 8:40 PM, prahmod <prahmod at gmail.com> wrote:

> i too had a similar problem with cq40...but could finally resolv it. so for
> wifi to work u should first connect you laptop to the internet through
> lan.after getting connected to the internet through lan goto:
> system>administration>synaptic package manager
> now search for b43-fwcutter and select it and mark for installation.this
> package is driver for broadcomm wifi of bcm43xx series. cq40 generally have
> BCM43xx wifi adapters.
> after marking b43-fwcutter for installation select apply from the top of
> the window. it will then download and install necessary drivers using
> internet through lan. after successfull completion u can continue using wifi
> in ubuntu.
> happy surfing
> ~prahmod
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 5:12 AM, Subir Pradhanang <subirbp at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Grishma,
>> I am forwarding your message to the mailing list. Hope your queries
>> would be answered by the list members.
>> --
>> Message from GRISHMA RAJ PANDEYA:
>> "Hello fellas, i just had this ubuntu installed in my CQ40
>> laptop,,,,but it seems to me that all the features have not been
>> installed.like it does not play videos and play songs,,,,,,,,,,it
>> recommends me to download plugins but it does not allow to connect to
>> wireless connections,,,,,,,,,,,the button that turns blue when pressed
>> does not turn blue and hence no networks are detected. i hope u guys
>> might be a great help,,,,,looking for ur help if u need any further
>> details of my problem please feel free to contact bye "
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Subir
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