8.04 networking seems awfully broken.

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Fri Jul 25 01:51:29 UTC 2008

On 2008-07-24, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> Grant:
> http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=b43+firmware+how+ubuntu+hardy&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
> First hit:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Hardy

What took the longest was realizing that the bt43 driver wasn't
working.  The device showed up and responded to ifconfig and
iwconfig commands, so it took me quite a while to realize that
the driver wasn't actually working.  On some other chipsets
I've used if the firmware is missing, the device doesn't even
show up.

> I'm not saying it's obvious, and of course you need a wired
> connection to grab either of the above,

Which I didn't have.

> but the packages are not really hard to find, and you
> certainly don't need to compile anything.

Sure, now I know that.  Where were you at 2AM yesterday. ;)

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