Firmware b43 installer - where did it go

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urdrwho
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Firmware b43 installer - where did it go

Post by urdrwho » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:30 pm

Ok, I just recently installed Mate 17 and the command sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer worked. I just re-installed (don't ask) and now it says that firmware-b43-installer can't be found. Has it been removed from the repositories? I need it to get my broadcom wifi stuff up and running.

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Re: Firmware b43 installer - where did it go

Post by JeremyB » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:40 pm

You might need to refresh the package lists

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

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Re: Firmware b43 installer - where did it go - solved

Post by urdrwho » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:40 pm

Thanks.

Before I saw your post I re-installed Mate and before installing I went through the command lines to install Wifi on a Live CD. It worked without the apt-get update.

After the install I opened Mate and did not allow any updates. I went through the command lines to install b43 and it worked and again I didn't need to use apt-get update.

The reason I didn't use the apt-get update was because the previous install I allowed the program to install updates and then the B43 went missing. So I was afraid to add apt-get update I might again lose B43.

Anyhow it is working.
JeremyB wrote:You might need to refresh the package lists

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

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