[xubuntu-users] Trying to get Broadcom Wifi working

Marc Coevoet marcc at dommel.be
Sat Aug 3 07:21:28 UTC 2013

Op 03-08-13 02:26, Steven Grace schreef:
> On 08/02/2013 12:38 PM, Lee Gold wrote:
>> I have an HP Pavillion dv6000 it has a Broadcom BM4311 chip for WiFi.
>> Wifi doesn't work.
>> I tried running:
>> sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
>> But there seems to be a problem. I run it and it finally says "DKMS:
>> Install Completed" but just hangs at that point and the command prompt
>> never comes back. I do control-c. Every time I boot to recovery mode and
>> do repair pakages it says something is wrong and goes through this
>> instsall process and again ends with DKMS: Install Completed" just
>> hangs.
>> It doesn't seem like the command is fully executing. I wait for a long
>> time. Soemthing seems wrong - not sure.
>> Any suggestions appreciated. Using Xubuntu 12.04
> I have a Pavilion g7, also running Xubuntu 12.04. It uses a Broadcom 
> WiFi chipset, although I don't recall if it's the same as yours. I was 
> able to get WiFi working by installing the proprietary driver 
> (Applications > Settings > Additional Drivers). If you have that 
> option it's easier than installing from source.

   Maybe the firmware is missing:



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