Broadcom driver not available

Version: 

  • MX-14.1

Tracker: 

  • Bug

Status: 

  • Closed

Reason For Closing: 

  • Fixed

Priority: 

  • High

Additional Information: 

14.1.1 is not loading any driver for Broadcom chipsets, although 14 apparently did. In /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-dkms.conf all BC drivers are blacklisted by default, including b43. This suggests that the problem lies with wl not being loaded.

Comments

new package not installed

Comment: 

It looks like the package broadcom-sta-common needs to be involved for a number of cards, was not available in 14 repos.

wl wireless driver is missing, reinstall broadcom-sta-dkms

dolphin_oracle's picture

Comment: 

I reinstalled broadcom-sta-dkms. wl is now modprobable. Upon reboot, the driver was picked up automatically.

I would say somehow wl got removed after the package was installed.

wl removed

Comment: 

Thanks! This is beginning to look like a Matryoshka doll, as the *real* problem keeps moving upstream in our development. Probably need to bring this to Stevo maybe--I will PM him.

Existing 14.1.1 users

Comment: 

Open a terminal and enter this code as root:

apt-get install --reinstall broadcom-sta-dkms