Broadcom drivers

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Oct 30 01:03:00 UTC 2008

Allen Meyers wrote:

> I posted a concern about my laptop detecting my chips not having the
> proper film ware driver and I learned this when I attempted to access a
> graphical mode not sure if that is correct name but I typed in ctrl+alt+f2
> when I learned the need. I went to HP first stating my need for 43b but
> not knowing which version. They told me I goggled and finally posted to
> this forum. Fran immediately solved my problem by answering 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.

I'm glad it works, but it really should have been more automatic.  A program
named jockey is supposed to help you with that.  There's a jockey-kde and a
jockey-gtk for KDE and Gnome, respectively.

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