[xubuntu-users] Installing and configuring Broadcom Wireless Firmware (b43) driver with Xubuntu 14.04

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Apr 23 22:07:04 UTC 2014

On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:12:16 -0700 (PDT)
Brian Masinick <masinick at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Clearly there is at least one conflict somewhere that is preventing
> this from working properly; I have not yet located it and I would
> like assistance in finding the problem and the solution.  What
> particularly bothers me is that the b43 driver has always worked fine
> for me in the past.  What's the problem now, and where could the
> conflicts be hidden?  I appreciate your comments and suggestions for
> areas to check and investigate.
> Relevant network details from a running system that DOES work
> correctly on the same hardware:
> Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection driver: e100
> v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 04:08.0 IF: eth0 state: down 
>            Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver:
> b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: up

Hi Brian,

I'd suggest you find a way to see whether a different driver's already
loaded for your Wifi NIC, and if it is, blacklist it. I'm not that
familiar with the particulars of exactly how to do it, but this has
hung me up from time to time.



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