Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. I would really love to get it working as Ubuntu runs faster than XP. In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: I tried a couple things on the dell mini forum that got it working for me. However, my Linksys wireless card is not working.

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Tags for this Thread b43legacydrivernetworkingubuntu Here’s the output from the apt-get line when I attempted to reinstall the drivers just in case. If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below.

How do I do a B43 Legacy install on Ubuntu MasterNetra designerkline ‘s comment at 6 works best for me, simply by reverting to Ken Bean kbean35 wrote on I had thought obuntu would have been easier to setup on the dell mini since some of them shipped with it. Page History Login to edit.


Post as a guest Name. I’m told to uninstall the bcmwl-kernel, but when I do, I’m told that synaptic can’t uninstall it!

b43 and b43legacy

Tue Feb 1 I have already solved this problem. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: This is simply a script to extract and b43,egacy the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community.

But the computer do not start again after upgrade to the new ubuntu release. I’m new to linux on a whole, so i know nothing about “sudo commads” and terminal and so forth as i’ve read in other posts.

Or is there another way?

Wireless in Inspiron does not work. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here.

My ethernet port doesnt work. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: The bfwcutter package will need to be installed.


Comment on this change optional. Not supported low-power chip with PCI id 14e4: I am not an expert. Randy kg4nai wrote on But i dont know where to find the driver exactly.


I’m affraid I’m getting too old for Ubuntu. December 8th, 6. As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of b43legady driver: Depending on your architecture, you will need: Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. It does not apply to other Broadcom cards. If not already performed, connect the device to your system.

B43legacy driver install Ok. December 8th, For example, if it’s in your Downloads folder, enter following command: