Dateline: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:10 pm - Husse writes
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34576#p34576"Not exactly a bug for Celena - but would it be possible to blacklist bcm43xxx by default as some people can't install - they get a crash because of missing microcode."
After fighting with a variation of this on the new Hardy Heron alpha today for HOURS, trying fruitlessly to blacklist from the boot parameter "module_name.blacklist=yes" to stop the new b43 module from doing what bcm43xxx used to do, I read that comment and for the first time in a week, I felt something - hope.
How is Ubuntu handling it thus far? Do not expect much, folks, the bug is still undecided and my guess is that it will get the treatment you see in this thread:
Another user's response of utter denial..."Shall we file a bug against Jockey? This seems to be a regression or didn't it work neither for Gutsy?"
That is coming from the developer's forum. Neat, huh?"The Restricted Drivers Manager (now renamed Device Drivers) is now in the latest updates and it recognizes my bcm4306 chipset using the b43 driver. Even simpler than in Gutsy - just run Device Drivers, tick the box and click OK and the firmware is downloaded and set up. Brilliant!"
Clem, I am begging you, please heed the request made previously, if humanly possible, help free us from the Broadcom nightmare once and for all by providing a check box, boot parameter, anything to stop this bug from coming into fruition from Hardy Heron. Please help us to be free of this in Elissa (Mint 5) as the Ubuntu crew appears to not be putting much priority into it. This bug is a show stopper as it means some notebooks using Broadcom chipsets that are integrated will not be able to use Heron at all. And again, I have been working with Ubuntu long enough to know when a bug is going to slid through - this one will.
In exchange, I am willing to volunteer my time in beta testing and anything else of that sort - you name it, I am here for your team where I can best serve. Not asking for a favor without the option to return it as best as I can.
Thanks for the hard work, everyone.