I have 64bit Mint 15 KDE on a Dell Inspiron 15 3521
I have the Broadcom Corporation BCM 43142 network controller.
With Ubuntu, Cinnamon & MATE the bcm43142 caused problems - I stayed on KDE because it worked (and it's a beautiful DE)
tonight, after more than a month of working flawlessly, I was suddenly unable to connect to any network. I have tried wirelessly on 2 networks & with Ethernet on 1 network.
I am unable to even see networks I am near. When connecting to a wired network the text in the network menu changes from "networking interface cable unplugged" to "not connected" and WLAN interface always says "not connected"
As the computer has no Internet I cannot copy/paste large amounts of text.
what is recommended?
thank you so much, I would hate to leave KDE, I've never been more overall happy with a computer I've had haha