I have the following wireless hardware on a Compaq evo Nc laptop running lubuntu latest. If the above doesnt work, then the missing firmware can be found by installing the following package: Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. Firmware from userspace is required for device operation. It yielded “no proprietary drivers”. All that is required is the firmwareinstaller instead.
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I short, step 3 failed. This is a legacy device as per the linux b43 wireless instructions. So to answer first question, I can’t remember if there was a prompt is that because it’s lubuntu? I opted for the legacy firmware installer, following instructions for internet install to the letter with no errors. Disabled in Debian 2. letacy
wireless – BCM, b43 legacy driver installed, but “firmware missing” error – Ask Ubuntu
Broadcom 43xx wireless devices
The necessary kernel module is automatically loaded for supported devices. No such file or directory” error message. I wrongly installed the legacy firmware.
Is the firmware correctly installed in you use the package firmware-binstaller? The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Broadcom Corporation BCM I was very lucky that you were about.
Can you confirm this? Connect your laptop with a wired connection and leacy your internet connection works. I successfully installed sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer In the nm-applet I now get Wireless networks device not ready firmware missing I open up Additional Drivers, but the list is empty. NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e.
Don’t know if I also need legacy at all. Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. There is no b43 directory.
Debian — Details of package firmware-b43legacy-installer in sid
An Internet connection is required. Also, in case you don’t have any internet access on the machine lsgacy question, check out my related answer. Can you add the whole line from dmesg that has this firmware error in it?
Removed from Linux at 2. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Update the list of available packages: When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed.