LQ was the first place I stopped. I then did a dhcpcd wlan0. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. 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. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing:

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If you ever install something that deals with kernel – drivers, that is – you should use the “download only” option first when running the apt-get command, and once it’s done files downloaded that you needre-run it and have apt install the already downloaded chipsset from cache.

Bgoadcom used the mepis network assistant first choice in Network tab in control center and clicked on”enable b Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Broadcom with BCM chipset I take that back, this means your wireless card is not yet configured.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

I’ve tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and variations of Debian flavors. Im running slackware To use bcm43xx chipset for your wireless networking, you have three choices: Disabled in Debian 2.


Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation.

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[solved] Support for Broadcom chipset ? – antiX oldforums archive

I removed the bcmwl5 driver and replaced it with the driver from my install cd-rom. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. Anyone have any idea of what to try now? Then wicd was able to pick up my wireless connection. Now”ndiswrapper -l” returns”device present, alternate driver: Apt indeed is tricky when it comes to unfinished business.

If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

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If you are having a WiFi issue, please see below on getting this addressed. Either way one or the other should be available to you in antix. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: Trying to run updates yields E: I’m typing this on another laptop in Linux but the wifi card in that machine is an Intel ipw so the wifi card works in the Acer and my wireless configuration seems to be set up correctly. Best of luck and welcome to Antix!


If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Maybe I should wait for the final release? 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 chpset generic linux-header package s.

June 20th, 6. NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. June 20th, 8. You’ll need the Windows drivers in any case – if you use ndiswrapper, you’ll “install” the Windows drivers using ndiswrapper, and use ndiswrapper as the driver then and blacklist bcm43xx chipet b43 to prevent it from interfering.

The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. To find out your current kernel use the command: