broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

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broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

Post by BobMacall » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 pm

After installing 18.3 I couldn't install bcmwl from the iso. It worked for Mint 19.
Just insert install dvd and the drivers can be installed. What to do now? No ethernet.
Why can't the drivers be installed from the dvd for mint 18.3? The drivers could be
installed for the live version (18.3) and worked perfectly. Well, that's why I have two
linux partitions. A working distro and an upgrade distro. If I can't get the upgrade to
work, I can continue to use my working distro.
Thanks,
Bob
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Re: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:59 am

You can still install from DVD/usb but it requires a little more effort than in mint 19.
you'll need to install some of the dependencies first.

insert the Dvd/usb and go the file manager and install the following package before install bcmwl.

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glibc-dev-bin

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glibc/libc6-dev
Then try bcmwl. You can install them with gdebi. Good luck.
after it's insalled and working you will also want to install dkms or make sure it's installed.
this will allow bcmwl to update if you update to a newer kernel.
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Re: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

Post by BobMacall » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:16 pm

Thank you! It worked perfectly!

Bob

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Re: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

Post by prodenhuis » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:38 pm

Hi,
as a newbie to Mint, I found the instructions above assumed more knowledge than I have.

I have the builtin Broadcom in an hp Mini, which isn't seen and a Realtek dongle that also is invisible.

I assume bcmwl is needed for the Broadcom, I am running 19, so should it be installed already? If not, how to do?
Paul

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Re: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

Post by kc1di » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 am

Hello you should start a new thread for your question instead of one that is already solved.

It' depends on which Broadcom card is in your machine. so use bcmwl and some use b43 drivers.
If you can go to a terminal and type this command and post the output here:

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inxi -Nn


\If it is indeed a card that uses bcmwl - the easiest way to install it is you have a Ethernet connection and use the driver manager tool found under Menu>Administration. If you don't have an Ethernet connection you can install it from the live usb or Dvd by navigating to the usb stick then pool then
Main then g then install

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glibc-dev-bin
and then

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glibc/libc6-dev
using gdebi tool. (note: if your using the mate desktop version these files will be installed already) after they are installed go back to Main and then b and install

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bcmwl
the same way. Hope this helps.
good luck.
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