Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

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Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby RamDelgado on Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:29 pm

I try Mint originaly main edition (gnome) and every works ok, but when i try kde edition the wifi dont work (broadcom 4312) so i look my mint gnome and find that use Sta Broadcom driver (in setting-hardware drivers) so download the driver of this direction http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php and follow the readme.txt in the same page (is pretty easy)

All ok with my wifi now ^^
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:58 am

Welcome to Mint
Yes the unfortunate truth seems to be that the STA driver is not included
I don't know how this could happen....
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby Bunkmil on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:47 am

Thanks RamDelgado for the tip. I was wondering why my card was working out of the box with the main edition and not with the KDE edition. Now I have my answer. I hope this package won't be forgotten in the next release :wink: ...
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:52 am

I hope this package won't be forgotten in the next release :wink: ...

So do I :)
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby akshaypande1989 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:52 am

I am using Linux Mint Gloria KDE and am trying to install this driver on my computer.

I installed the 32-bit driver from the link in the first post, made the folder, untarred it etc. I get an error in one of the instructions. When I type

modprobe lib80211

the terminal responds

FATAL: module lib80211 not found

that can't be right, can it. Is there a fix for this?
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby exploder on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:42 am

Wasn't there something in the release notes about setting this up? I don't have wifi, I am on a wired connection so there is not much I can do about testing this problem. Sorry....
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Re: Installing Wifi Broadcom in LinuxMint KDE

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:04 am

The release notes refer to ndiswrapper
If you get
FATAL: module lib80211 not found

you have not followed the instructions to compile the wl module - you are not standing in the same folder as you used during compilation - read the Read me carefully
It's not overly complicated but you have to be careful to follow the steps exactly
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