[xubuntu-users] WiFi on "Try It"?

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 14:26:02 UTC 2014

On 06/01/2014 02:22 AM, David Walland wrote:
> If you are using Broadcom firmware this is likely to be the problem.
My Broadcom on an Aspire laptop would cause a kernel panic whenever I 
installed the drivers.  Most fixes either didn't work or were a bit of 
work.  This had been an issue since the day I bought it in 2006 until 
the day it bricked on me about a week ago.  The final fix which worked 
for me was:

#fix wireless Xubuntu
#from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1997880

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

That was it.  My wifi came up and everything worked like a charm. Now on 
to the new adventure of saving for a new laptop. Ce la guerre.

- Fred

"Only those who can see the invisible
can accomplish the impossible." - Anonymous

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