[kwlug-disc] ubuntu 9.04 and broadcom wireless -- out of the box?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jun 23 15:58:19 EDT 2009
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You will probably need a wired connection to get the firmware. Just run:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
and the rest should go by itself.
L.D. Paniak wrote:
> 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
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