[kwlug-disc] ubuntu 9.04 and broadcom wireless -- out of the box?

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Tue Jun 23 13:22:27 EDT 2009


On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:30:41PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
>   in a day or two, i'm going to install ubuntu 9.04 on one of my
> gateway laptops which has a broadcom BCM4318 wireless chip.  will that
> work out of the box and detect and connect to visible wireless
> networks, or will i have to manually download and install the
> appropriate broadcom firmware as i do with fedora?  thanks.

Ubuntu has a live DVD.  If you can burn a copy of that you can boot it
and see if that works fine with the wireless.

In fact, I think the install disc is also the live disc now... Can't
recall, though.

Cheers,

Eric



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