Device inaccessible after kernel upgrade Since the 3. I can’t figure out why it works after rebooting from Mint, but won’t if booted directly into Slackware. The bcmwl-kernel-source driver does need updates for 4. Building initial module for 4. All times are GMT It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstaller , firmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation. Here are the results:

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en:users:drivers:b43 [Linux Wireless]

Troubleshooting Examine the kernel ring buffer dmesg 1 to verify the required firmware files are being loaded by the driver. The first is the firmware-binstaller package. Please post their response to your report. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. Are you using Network Manager or wicd?

Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. I managed to connect the computer to the router via an Ethernet cable in order log files.

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NDISwrapper This should only be used as a last resort, if the device is not supported by Linux kernel drivers e. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. External Links Upstream b43 and b43legacy kernel driver http: Building initial module for 4.


I can’t figure out why it broadcok after rebooting from Mint, but won’t if booted directly into Slackware. SaleelKudchadker skudchad wrote on It’s understandably difficult to use apport-collect when you don’t have a network connection.


So after rebuilding from the 2 sources talked about above, I can now use Linux Kernel 4. But your question, “I would like to know what driver I should use and which to broadcoom blacklisted,” that’s really a matter of your preference.

I am using The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.

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 b433 instructions below. The bcmwl-kernel-source package depends on the linux-headers packages so you may need to first retrieve the appropriate package s from the online repositories.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Ben What is the point of telling the world that “it did not work”? That’s not really the case. Just a comment on your last guess: The bcmwl-kernel-source package should automatically blacklist the open source drivers so that the STA driver is the only one in use.


They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Installed on 21 days ago InstallationMedia: First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: I suspect that when you install hwe-edge or the 4.

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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. If you are using wirelwss, uninstall and reinstall it after upgrading your kernel or switch to broadcom-wl-dkms package.