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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 23 23:18:36 EDT 2009


That's never a guarantee.

My webcam had worked forever until some kernel upgrade (I don't know which one dropped the ball) but It hasn't been working since.

My dad's laptop was working great with a wireless dongle while he was here, when he got back to Mexico he accepted an upgrade and now USB does not work. Well, some devices work some others do not.

My Intel display used to work great, after upgrading Ubuntu performance was dismal, I was able to improve it substantially by reverting but it's still not the same.

In all my years with Linux I hadn't experienced so many things going backwards, it used to be the other way around.

So, now I'm convinced, that the investment disclaimer applies here "past success is no guarantee of future performance"

Raul Suarez

Technology consultant
Software, Hardware and Practices
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--- On Tue, 6/23/09, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:

> From: L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] ubuntu 9.04 and broadcom wireless -- out of the box?
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 3:52 PM
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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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> > 
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