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Broadcomm Driver update failed [Solved]

Postby spandey on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:43 am

I installed Mint 13 mate in my laptop. Additional drivers install failed. I looked at the /var/log/jockey.log and there are tons of erros:
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2013-03-30 16:03:18,688 ERROR: Binary package bcmwl-kernel-source has no trusted origin, rejecting
2013-03-30 16:03:18,914 WARNING: modinfo for module wl failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module wl

2013-03-30 16:03:18,915 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver


Further up in the log there is message

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2013-03-30 20:07:16,722 ERROR: Package fetching failed: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_amd64.deb


Any ideas?
Last edited by spandey on Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed

Postby PussyCat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:14 am

I've just done this successfully for netbook which uses Broadcom BCM4312.

This may seem an obvious question but did you have a wired connection to enable the download?
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed

Postby spandey on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02 am

I was trying to update using Wired Ethernet only. That's when it failed with error. Wireless was not detected from start?
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed

Postby PussyCat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:11 am

Some of these wireless issues seem to have a life of their own with solutions varying for the same chip sets (I'm currently wrestling with Realtel RTL8185).

Anyway, if you search this site for Broadcom you may find one that works for you. Heres one...

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=118960&p=703170&hilit=Broadcom#p703170
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed

Postby loubapache on Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:27 am

I had the same error when installing LM13 XFCE onto a laptop with the BCM4313 card. It turned out I did not have to install any driver. All I had to do is to blacklist b43 (it is in the LM13 release notes). After that, the system picked the "brcmsmac" driver and it is fine for my BCM4313.
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed

Postby spandey on Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:34 am

The problem was during installation ethernet was disconnected. Hence Mint was looking for old version of Broadcom package in Ubuntu repos and was failing. After updation of MINT, new version of Broadcom driver was compatibile hence got installed without error. Lesson if Enternet was not connected during install, update the Mint first then look for properitory software.
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed [Solved]

Postby ChromeScooter on Wed May 29, 2013 1:43 am

For the benefit of anyone else who sees this error message:

ERROR: Package fetching failed: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/r ... _amd64.deb

I got this earlier today while trying to install this driver. I had a wired connection at the time so i manually surfed to the web link in Firefox. The website did not contain the listed *.deb file. I didn't understand why Mint would be looking for a file that didn't exist. Then I realized that I did not run the Update Manager after I installed Mint. when i did that, this error went away.
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Re: Broadcomm Driver update failed [Solved]

Postby AlbertP on Wed May 29, 2013 12:12 pm

@ spandey: Which Broadcom chip do you have? Please run this in terminal and post the output:
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inxi -N
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