Filmware Installation

Frans ketelaars at
Wed Oct 29 18:42:27 UTC 2008

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:28:08 -0700, Allen Meyers wrote:

> A great deal of goggling and communication with HP assures me that
> bcm4303 802.11b-only chip, that my unit has uses b43legacy. What
> I need to know is the exact command line to use to install this
> hardware. Additionally provide me with the destination or path where
> this should reside. Obviously this is way way beyond my capability.
> What
> follows is no doubt more information then you need, but better more then
> not enough. Yes
> I know the experienced user will scratch his head and say its all there
> just follow instructions. Please humor this old man and translate for
> me.
> Thank you very much
> Allen

If you install the b43-fwcutter package with the synaptic package manager 
and you have a working internet connection you will be asked if you want 
to download the necessary Broadcom proprietary stuff. Say yes and the 
firmware will be extracted and installed automatically.

Good luck!


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