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

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jun 23 15:52:13 EDT 2009


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It will work. The 4318 has worked since kernel 2.6.23.

Even my annoying Ralink (25??) USB stick works (mostly) with Jackalope.

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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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