Ethernet Driver for broadcom bcm5754

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at
Sun Dec 18 04:51:12 UTC 2011

On 12/17/11, Sushil Mantri <sushilmantri at> wrote:
> Thanks Tapas for your reply.
> Ubuntu repo has packages for the ones you mentioned, but bcm5754 is
> *not* a wireless card. Its an ethernet controller. I could find source
> package here
I found it in multiverse repository

see if in your /etc/apt/sources.list following line (multiverse at the
end) exist

deb oneiric multiverse
deb-src oneiric multiverse

if they exist then you should not need to build from here and there.
You can get apt-get install
as far as kernel is concerned linux-headers is what you might need.

But as
> mentioned earlier i am getting issues building it.
> It seems to need the whole kernel source and not just the headers, and
> i am confused about that
> Any suggestions are welcome
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 AM, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at>
> wrote:
>> You should try installing the driver from repos.I too have a broadcom
>> wifi chipset and it is working.Check this pci id of your wireless card
>> by lspci -vnn
>> and see if the vendor id : device id combination is mentioned in this list
>> if the combination is not mentioned then only you are in trouble,
>> keep your laptop connected with a lan wire and issue following commands
>> sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
>> sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
>> after this reboot and it should work
>> On 12/17/11, Sushil Mantri <sushilmantri at> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I need the driver for broadcom bcm5754. Unfortunately ubuntu 11.04
>>> doesn't seem to have it in its installer. I found the source in ubuntu
>>> repository, but compiling it has been painful. Can i get a debian
>>> package for the driver?
>> Can you give a link to which driver is that you feel will work for your
>> device?
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