[ubuntu-uk] Problems with a freezing machine: All kernels in 12.04 and 13.04

J Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 13:00:04 UTC 2013

> On 22/08/13 13:21, James Morrissey wrote:
> The fact that there was a wireless problem on Broadcom BCM43228 and that the
> freeze appears to correlate with having the machine on battery power (i am

This sounds like a problem with the Broadcom drivers - this was a
known problem with early versions of bcmwl-kernel-source 6.* (5.* was
fine), but I'm not sure if it has been addressed. The easiest
workaround I found for my Mini311c was to use the b43 driver
(firmware-b43-installer) - other people gave up and put in an Intel
wireless card instead (not an ideal solution but it works).

I haven't used my 311c for a while (since I got a refurb X61) but the
bug report [1] has a link to an updated package from saucy [2] that's
been reported to fix the issue. Of course, if you don't have internet
access that doesn't help much...


[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/1134389
[2] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/

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