[xubuntu-users] Problems after updating 14.04
davidwalland at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 21 12:40:06 UTC 2014
Yeah, I've been contemplating doing the same thing, but it worked for
several days *after* the update and only disappeared suddenly after
updating! Very annoying! You'd think it would be worth Broadcom's while
to sort this out properly, wouldn't you?
On 21 September 2014 12:05, Lutz Andersohn <landersohn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also had HUGE problems with broadcom in 14.04 after I got it to work
> with some pain in 12.04. I gave up after a few days of fiddling and
> bought a Centrino based card from Intel which worked right out of the
> box. Cost me 10 bucks and 15 min swapping the card. I had better things
> to do and spending 10 bucks was worth my time.
> On 09/20/2014 11:34 AM, David Walland wrote:
> > I have been running Xubuntu 12.04 successfully for nearly a year on my
> > old Dell Latitude D620. This sports 2 GB memory and a 100GB SSD.
> > Recently I decided to update to 14.04. Everything went well and for
> > some weeks the machine and 14.04 have behaved impeccably, until I ran
> > a normal set of updates.
> > I have a Broadcom 4311 wifi card on the machine and had managed to
> > make it work following information from the Internet on how to do so.
> > After this update, suddenly the wifi will no longer work and all of
> > the instructions to sort it in 14.04, I can find on the internet fail
> > to work, including the "official" Ubuntu instructions. On startup,
> > just after starting the machine and before the desktop comes up it
> > flashes for about 1 second information which is about the problem
> > (well it says "Broadcom" but it's gone too quickly for me to read much
> > more).
> > How do I hold this screen long enough to read what it says?
> > How do I sort out the driver so it works given that every set of
> > instructions I've tried have failed?
> > Also since the same update I now have a small black rectangle on my
> > desktop all the time. It wasn't there before and I can't find any
> > info on the Internet about how to deal with it. When starting, the
> > desktop loads correctly until I enter my password to go into my own
> > area when the black area reappears and is always on top. It's about 8
> > mm from the LH edge and about 2.5 cm down from the screen top.
> > Will I have to reset swappiness and the other settings I set up in
> > 12.04 to speed it up and to protect the SSD? It's noticeably slower
> > in 14.04.
> > I'm a fairly new boy at Linux so please treat me gently and explain
> > all those esoteric steps which all Linux non-newbies know and I
> > probably won't - I'm still following instructions mostly by rote.
> > Thanks in anticipation,
> > David Walland
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