According to the list command and the files I have in the Driver directory the file I want is called bcmwl5. I dunno if the 5GB and 54GB support differences are real or not. The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use. You can determine which one you have by means of the following command: Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade. Board index All times are UTC.

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If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does bck43xx seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s.

I have the same wireless card, look at that question, it has no answer but maybe could help you: You can determine which one you have by means of the following command: Email Required, but never shown. You will find a line like. By farslayer at To see if you have one of these cards do a: For more bcm443xx support information, please see their wiki page here.


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Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Or is there a list already? April 28th, 5. Page History Login to edit. Computing with Debian Etch is wonderful because the OS stays the hell out bcm43sx your way and allows you to work or play as you will.

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Do I have this card? You are partially right, not totally: Using ndiswrapper and windows driver, I can now do ifconfig eth1 up and see the LED getting lit. So open terminal and type in: Luckily bcm43xx driver doesn’t include microcode11 uploads at the moment. What do I do? Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above. The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers ddebian not support any USB devices. What are the advantages of using ndiswrapper instead of the native driver bcm43xx?



On my Acer there is a button on the front, middle edge of the laptop. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.

On Friday 19jan07 I nuked and reinstalled Etch on my Acer laptop. Then, run gcm43xx following commands: By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Broadcom Corporation BCM May 1st, 7.

The native linux driver, bcm43xx, works well and should probably be tried before Ndiswrapper.

Visit the following links: Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Select all apt-get remove –purge ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-source ndiswrapper-utils ndiswrapper-utils P First, enable the nonfree repos.