To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Partners Support Community Ubuntu. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. To find out your current kernel use the command:

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WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki

Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.

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Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.

The bfwcutter package will need to be installed.

Removed from Linux at 2. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: If it doesn’t, please cbm43xx a report as per the procedure above. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community.



In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: Install the bfwcutter package.

Instructions to install linkx package may be found below. Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure.

The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. Please include only one not both of the following corresponding to which driver series you are filing a report against: You will also need the mitn package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories.

The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.


bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Please post their response to your report. To find out your current kernel use the command: Disabled in Debian 2. Introduced in Linux 2.

Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that available from Broadcom, then contacting them would not bcm43xs. An Internet connection is required. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by linyx firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. Broadcom Corporation BCM External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: