Linux Newbie as such, having just installed Linux Mint 13 on an old HP Compaq nc4400.
All working fine, except I'm "not allowed" to add the laptop onto the work domain, and so I cannot connect it to the LAN to gain an internet connection.
Therefore, I have downloaded the files as suggested in Post1, and have followed the commands. All seems ok, but the b43 driver is not appearing in the "Additional Drivers" window.
Need to get the wireless working!