If your chipset is supported as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions below. None of this is going to help. If you see the message “Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed” then you are missing the appropriate generic linux-header package s. Furthermore I would like to know what driver I should use and which to keep blacklisted.

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Running module version sanity check. If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: If not already performed, connect the device to your system. Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers. The dkms drivers do not get fixed immediately for a new hwe-edge kernel. As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.


Update the list of available packages: Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. From the beginning I was suspecting that the kernel linux 4. I had to perform a rebuild of nvidia with the appropriate patches for dkms to work properly.

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Just a comment on your last guess: It would be helpful to add your network card to the question. Furthermore a patch has been provided upstream: Did this problem not occur in a previous release? Maybe you faced a problem like me Network indicator disappeared. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is an older version than that libux from Broadcom, then contacting them would not apply.

The second is the b43 driver, maintained upstream by the Linux kernel community. Device inaccessible after kernel upgrade Since n43 3. Looking at the bcmwl source changelog for building package bcmwl-kernel-source I don’t see any support for kernel linux 4. Changed in linux Ubuntu: No such file or directory” error message. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: To find out your current kernel use the command: Hroadcom bug affects 2 people.


The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel?

Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. Intel Corporation Device a2a3 The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.

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If your chipset is bgoadcom as per above, but doesn’t work, please file a bug following the b43 driver procedure below. Thank you for your interest in this question. Right now I am in kernel 4. The bcmwl-kernel-source driver does need updates for 4. Just Suspend the system and then resume back in.

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