[ubuntu-uk] Wireless problem in 12.10

James Morrissey morrissey.james1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 19:16:34 UTC 2012


At some
> point you will have to uninstall the default. I think I then installed
> firmware-b43-installer rebooted,

Any idea how i uninstall, i can't seem to find it in synaptic.

Also, why did this work on the live usb?

james

On 19 October 2012 19:45, David Bissett <davidbissett at gmail.com> wrote:
> The default Broadcom driver doesn't work - had the same problem but can't
> recall how I fixed it - the needed driver is in the repository.  At some
> point you will have to uninstall the default. I think I then installed
> firmware-b43-installer rebooted, maybe a bit of fiddling around and now
> works fine.
>
> Not on that machine at the moment so can't check.
>
> d
>
>
>
> On 19/10/12 19:17, James Morrissey wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Just pulled down 12.10 and installed, but i am having a strange
>> problem with the wireless.
>>
>> I installed from a live USB. While doing so i had to quickly plug in
>> an ethernet cable to get the wireless driver (For Broadcom BCM43228
>> 802. 11a/b/g/n, i am using the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless
>> driver).
>>
>> That went fine and i got the wireless working for the install.
>>
>> Now, however, when i boot to the install, my wireless is nowhere to be
>> seen. The proprietary driver is activated but still no wireless. I
>> have tried setting the machine to not use the driver and reactivating
>> it. I have also tried rebooting a number of times, but still no joy.
>>
>> Remarkably under 'network connections', my wireless network is
>> registered, from when i logged in on the USB i presume. Now, however i
>> can't see the wireless at all: "rfkill list" just shows bluetooth.
>>
>> I had thought about trying to uninstall and then reinstall the driver
>> but couldn't find it in synaptic.
>>
>> At the moment i am sending this tethered to my router, sitting on the
>> stairs. So if anyone has any ideas, that would be great.
>>
>> James.
>>
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