Ubuntu Networking :: Use The Hardware Drivers Program To Activate Broadcom STA Wireless Driver
Aug 27, 2010
So I just recently migrated from Vista to Linux, I'm running Ubuntu Studio 10.04 on a HP Pavilion DV6700 with a Broadcom BCM 4312 b/g frequencies wifi adapter. I followed one guide telling me to use the hardware drivers program to activate Broadcom STA wireless driver, but whenever i attempt to do so it says "SystemError: InstallArchives() failed". Can anyone help?? (BTW i am not that adept with the Linux operating as of yet)
I have a fresh install of 11.04. I am trying to install the "additional drivers" Broadcom STA wireless on my dell laptop. The drivers worked correctly pre-install on the boot up test run, but now they won't activate or uninstall.
On activation attempt, it says : installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log.
I am using Linux Mint 8 Helena x64 Edition on Dell Studio 15 laptop which has Dell 1520 Wireless-N Mini Card. It does work when I boot from Live CD of Helena, connect to a wired network and download & install the proprietary drivers when prompted. But on the installed system, I am unable to activate the Broadcom STA driver. I tried completely removing and then reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source and dkms packages from package manager.When I go to Administration -> Hardware Drivers and click on Activate for Broadcom driver, at first there used to be a window which said Downloading and it used to go away after few seconds and nothing used to happen. Then I installed few updates. At the time of writing, I have installed all the available updates. Now after clicking on Activate, I get this error :
Code: Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for detains: /var/log/jockey.log
After successfully installing Ubuntu Karmic on a friend's MacBook 3,1 I tried to get the wireless working. On the Live CD, the Broadcom STA driver worked fine, but now that I've finished installing, I'm having problems. The driver is installed, but Hardware Drivers says it isn't enabled. I try to activate it, put in my password, and the "Enabling Driver" dialog pops up for a split second, disappears, and the driver doesn't get activated. I've tried Google to no real avail.
Is there a way to activate the Broadcom BCM4322 driver in Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro 5.1? The instructions that I found should work, but don't.I am currently running 2.6.32-24 but would like to install the driver to the 2.6.32-25-pae kernel (the standard kernel uses only 2.7 of 4GB RAM). According to wireless.kernel.org this Broadcom driver is not supported. Do I have to switch to Debian? The other day I installed vpnc, and it works but only over the wired connection. AirPort in Mac OS works, so there is nothing wrong with the hardware.
I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Lenovo B570 in a dual boot config alongside Windows 7. I've downloaded the correct Broadcom STA drivers (the model is Broadcom BCM4313) with another PC, transferred them with a USB stick, installed them with Synaptic and locked the version as was recommended. I've also used the rfkill command to turn off the software block, so both hardware and software switches are OK.
The problem is when I go to the "Additional Drivers" application, it yells at me for not having internet access, and then shows up completely empty. This confuses me because I've manually installed it, so I would think it would show up regardless, but it doesn't. In a final effort to make it happy, I've brought it to work and connected it through the Ethernet, setting up the proxy LAN settings to let it through the firewall. I can get on the web with Firefox with that method, however when I launch "Additional Drivers", it sits there searching for drivers endlessly, so I'm guessing it's not really connected. I feel like I'm really close here - I just need to enable the Broadcom driver, but I can't because "Additional Drivers" won't show it.
I'm been wanting to try Ubuntu for a while now, and when my mom's netbook started to get insanely slow with WinXP, I tried the Netbook Remix on a USB stick. I LOVE it, except I am unable to get the wireless working, which is the only thing stopping me right now from a full install.
I believe my problem is that I need to activate the two drivers "Broadcom B43 wireless driver" and "Broadcom STA wireless driver" which appear as unactivated when I go into the hardware drivers admin tools. Unfortunately this netbook (HP Mini Netbook FW376UA) does not have an Ethernet port, so I can't just temporarily hard wire it to activate these drivers.
So my main questions are: 1) How can I activate those drivers without an internet connection?, and 2) Do you think that activating these drivers is indeed the answer to getting the wireless working?
The details: Machine: HP Mini Netbook FW376UA Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook
I installed ubuntu 10.04 alternate version recently. I am able to install broadcom STA wireless driver for model 4321. Even if it is listed under System>Hardware Driver, it gives me an error when I try to activate it. It asks me to read the file var/log/jockey.log.
I read the file and i found this:
/sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl drivers.
for over at week i have been trying to get my wireless card to work now. If i open Additional drivers, the non proprietary driver seems to be working and active. If i deactivate that and use the STA driver instead, it says active, but currently not in use. When i use the non proprietary driver, i can check mark on 'activate wireless', but nothing happens. When i use the STA driver there are no wireless options. I'm not sure if its important, but when i do "sudo lshw -C network" when the STA driver is active but not in use, the network status changes from 'disabled' to 'unclaimed'. When i came here, i tried to install "firmware-b43-lpphy-installer" as the sticky said i should, but the installation fails. It says my card is not supported: "Not supported card here (PCI id 14e4:4727)!"
I have just upgraded to 10.04 and can't get wireless connectivity because the STA driver for bcm4312 fails to activate. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I had had similar problems in 9.10 and tried to install bcmwl-kernel-source which apparently caused errors in the upgrade process. Not sure if this is part of the problem.
Everytime I want to active it I got the following: installation of this driver failed. have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log I don't know if this is related to Software Sources, I only have Canonical Partners and Independent. I installed Ubuntu 11.04 from an ISO file and used the whole disk
Installed 9.10 side-by-side with Vista, then installed the Broadcom STA wireless driver, rebooted to activate it no luck, no connection, neither wireless nor wired. Did this several times. Getting online in Vista works fine.
Here's the system I'm using:
HP tx2500z laptop Vista Home Premium SP1 AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile processor RM ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n WiFi adapter Realtek RTL 8186C (P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
sent the following email to Broadcom [URL]. I'll post an update if I receive a response. The current Linux STA 802.11 driver causes my system to crash.I've verified this under Ubuntu 11.04 and Linux Mint 11(an ubuntu derivative). Oddly enough, everything worked find under Ubuntu 10.10. My chipset is the 4321, my CPU is an AMD Phenom II 920, and the motherboard is an ASUS M3A78-EM. I tried the STA driver that ships with Ubuntu as well as compiling the one at [URL], including the patch for kernel versions > 2.6.37.
I am confident that the linux driver is the problem. If I connect my machine to my router using an ethernet cable, everything works fine. Also, the wifi adapter works fine under Windows. The symptoms are that the wifi adapter appears to connect to my network correctly and works fine for short transfers. But when I try a larger transfer, such as a speed test or streaming an mp3, one of three things happens after about 5 to 10 seconds:
1) The screen remains in graphics mode but locks up, including the mouse pointer. No keyboard input has any effect.
2) The screen goes into text mode and repeats the following over and over: [435.610002] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2CI-DMA:Out of IOMMU space for 18 bytes.
3) The screen goes into text mode and prints what appear to be CPU register contents. I took a picture of this with my phone if it will help, but obviously the text is kind of hard to make out.
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, which has the Dell Wireless 1505 (Broadcom) card. To run the card, I installed the Broadcom STA wireless driver, which seems to activate the wireless card OK. The problem is that once I installed that driver my onboard Ethernet card was deactivated (and yes, it is enabled in BIOS). I had to remove the wireless driver to get the Ethernet back. Does anyone have ideas? I haven't found this problem listed elsewhere. I am running Ubuntu 9.04 with no other problems.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed and can browse the internet via cable, but wireless isnt working. My wireless driver is "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN".
In the windows device manager, I found the corresponding inf file to be oem20.inf which I tried to install it through "Setup Windows Driver" but it gave an error saying invalid driver. I also tried installing the Broadcom STA driver, but that didnot help.
I am dual booting with Windows 7, and i installed ubuntu through the windows wubi installer. My laptop is HP Pavilion dv4. I have installed the regular Ubuntu desktop and have made all upgrades. The results from lspci command i have added below.
gowda@ubuntu:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Update 29/04/2011 The new broadcom driver is included in the 2.6.38 kernel that comes with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal I suggest everyone to just upgrade to the new version. Update 07/01/11 user some-one the problem with git sources has been solved. At the moment the only commit version that compiles in 10.10 is this one:[URL].. Download the .tar.gz file in your home directory and extract it.
I just installed Linux Mint 9 as a dual boot install with Win XP. Trying to activate wireless network card driver and video driver. Pops up: "You are not authorized to perform this action".How do I get authorized?
Now every time I boot Win XP, the Internet Explorer menu bar is all blacked out and goofy. If I log out and back in it corrects itself. If I reboot it's blacked out again. Re-installed IE8. Still blacks out.Also Firefox in Win XP crashes expectantly. It has NEVER crashed on me previously.
I recently installed Linux for the first time because my Dell Inspiron 1525 got a virus and would not boot windows anymore. Everything works great. The only thing is that no my internal wireless card won't work and when I try to activate the drivers they just freeze. I have Linux Mint 8 Helena. I go to Menu-->Administration--> Hardware Drivers and attempt to activate the Broadcom STA and the screen just freezes. I have tried this several times with no luck. The wireless card I'm using is Broadcom BCM94312MCG. Here are some screenshots: [IMG]file:///home/adam/Desktop/Screenshot-Hardware%20Drivers.png[/IMG]
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The last screenshot is what it freezes on after I hit activate on either driver. It won't even close when I hit cancel. I always have to log off just to get rid of it. [IMG]file:///home/adam/Desktop/Screenshot-Hardware%20Drivers.png[/IMG]
From what I understand, this problem can be solved easily but you have to insert the install disc into /cdrom/, but I'm on an HP Mini 110 netbook and obviously don't have a cdrom drive. Is there some way I could redirect it to my usb or something? It doesn't seem to present the option. Every other release works with my wireless, but this is the only one that works with my sound lol so I'm damned either way. I still use 9.10 sometimes because I love it but I have to hook it up to an ethernet connection and that kind of defeats the purpose of having a netbook
Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just fine with this netbook. However, if the wireless chip ever becomes disabled, I have to reboot to get my network connection back. This generally happens when suspending. For some reason the LED will be off and I have to hit Fn + F2 for it to light up again.
However, after doing so, Linux will not reconnect to the network. It simply changes the wireless status from "wireless is disabled" to "device not ready". Even worse, I've recently had issues with the chip being enabled at boot, thus making it nearly impossible to get connected. I've searched around on-line but haven't found much of anything useful on this. This happens on all kinds of different distros including Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook, EeeBuntu 4 beta, Jolicloud and Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook.
Basically I'm triple booting Mac SL, Ubuntu 10.10, and Windows 7. Theres reasons for it. So I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 latest release everything works except the Wireless Internet! Wired works. The strange thing is there is a driver for my macbook 13inch 4th gen, but when I try an activate it I get some wired errors I've got a screenshot to make it easier to explain.
so i got myself in way over my head too soon with Ubuntu but i really like the OS.. I installed 10.10 on my HP laptop according to the directions on [URL]. Everything went well and I had no problems until I came across a thread about aircrack-ng.. I decided to test how vulnerable my own connection was after getting scared by looking up some how-to videos on ..... that made it look a little to easy. I was having a ton of problems with the injections tests and couldnt get it to work. I was trying to patch my ath5k driver according to some threads i found on this forum and couldn't get it to work. I finally found a thread somewhere about editing the base.c file to fix the driver. Well, being a noob i have no idea what i did but it wasn't good... yep, shake your head.. i deserve it haha.. anyway....
When i rebooted the comp after finishing the editing process it came up with all kinds of errors and brought me to a grub rescue prompt.. Yikes!! luckily i had Ubuntu 10.10 on a usb so i restarted, tried to delete the partition it was on with gparted and then tried to reinstall it.. The installation worked and now I can boot into windows again from the grub loader with no problems, but Ubuntu is all screwy.. Windows connects to the internet and doesn't seem to be phased in the slightest bit but ubuntu won't let me stay connected to any wireless networks and I also get a failed message when i try to activate the nvidia driver in Ubuntu.. Man, did i learn a lesson about getting ahead of myself and trying to bite off more than I can chew! I really love Ubuntu and the open source ideal so I don't want to let this sour me..
At the partition select prompt when I reinstalled ubuntu I selected "partition my drive manually" or something to that effect. Should I have installed it along side windows via the other option? I have a feeling my problem was compounded when i tried to erase the partition Ubuntu was on but now I'm totally lost and I really don't want to screw up my comp any more! I figured it's time to ask for help instead of shooting in the dark searching random threads for a similar experience which may not be similar at all.
Is there a way to repartition everything from windows without losing my data and reinstalling Ubuntu? I didn't have anything worth saving on Ubuntu but i have about 100gb worth of stuff on my windows partition i don't wanna lose! If I forgot to add any necessary information let me know and i'll be happy to provide any info I can.
i have installed ubuntu on my toshiba satellite-L640 and i m facing some problem 1. unable to activate broadband STA wireless driver by additional driver option.. 2. unable to activate ATI/AMD propreitary FGLRX graphics driver by additional driver option.. 3.my laptop doesnt show battery indication that how much charge is left 4.headphone not working 5.sound of vedios and song is very less in ubuntu then windows..