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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Jun 23 13:55:59 EDT 2009


On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Eric Gerlach wrote:

> 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.

  i think you're right, i may give that a shot a bit later this
afternoon.

rday
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