If so then do I need to do a fresh install and run the bfwcutter then create and run the b43 firmware which I believe I created using the above link. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: Firmware such as the program of an embedded system may be the only program that will run on the system and provide all of its functions. September 26, at 5: If you do not have any experience you can use any editor For example gedit, type sudo gedit. We actually ended up trying the last command: Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

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Well-defined boundaries between firmware and software do not exist, as both terms cover some of the same code. Then, I upgraded fresh install to Mint 16 using the Broadcom drivers from the package manager again.

Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Last edited by Timothy Miller; at As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom.


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Okay so do I just need to follow the instructions that I found at http: Slackware – Installation This forum is for the discussion of installation issues with Slackware. Read the cookie policy here I agree – continue. We actually ended up trying the last command: Bc4311 the instruction but wireless network still not showing on my old dell d laptop. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Went thru this page http: Find More Posts by johnmeehan.

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July 13, at 5: Dell InspironBroadcom bcm wireless adapter, Ubuntu Thank you so much, both the autor and you. Addendum I will still be good and gosh darned if I migrate to Windows 10! September 17, at 5: So, ljnux also need to apply the following patch wl-kmod-fix-ioctl-handling. Why not extract it to arbitrary location and leave the ownership it is?

May 27, at 5: June 10, at Relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu, have used a Wifi stick on my Dell for ages now, but with your help freed from that hassle!! Typically, the term firmware deals with low-level operations in a device, without which the device would be completely non-functional read more on Wikipedia. July 16, at 5: September 3, at Originally Posted by Gordie Vcm4311 what I remember you have to compile and build a Slackware package from the Slackbuild link.

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[SOLVED] Broadcom BCM and Slackware

Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project. June 20, at Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

April 30, at 2: Broadcom bcm driver issues. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom. July 4, at 6: