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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2013, 07:20:13 pm »
Can you please tell me how I can uninstall the second deb file because I already installed it with the way you told (*.deb)... :P :s

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2013, 07:25:19 pm »
What's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep b43
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 07:34:21 pm »
I'm in the b43 folder, on desktop and from this path, I wrote the command you said. The output is:
dpkg-query: error: package name in specifier ' grep' is illegal: must start with alphanumeric character

Basically, because from the other instructions I installed both deb files and now you said I only need the first one, can I uninstall somehow both of them and start from the beggining of the latest instructions?

(Thank you for your time!!!!)

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2013, 07:37:29 pm »
Sorry, typo .. I've fixed the command in my last posting :)



mary .. don't worry if you installed the patch.deb, it won't hurt to leave it installed .. the important thing is that you have the b43-fwcutter package installed, then you install the firmware
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2013, 07:43:14 pm »
ok, the output is:

ii b43-fwcutter                   1:015-9
   Utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2013, 07:47:35 pm »
On another PC with internet access .. download this file (firmware archive):
http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2

and copy it to the b43 directory you created on the Ubuntu desktop.

Open a terminal, and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop/b43
then
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tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2
then
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3/driver/wl_apsta/wl_prebuilt.o
then
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43
then
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sudo modprobe -r b43
(don't worry if that command fails .. just carry on below
then
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sudo modprobe b43

Does your wireless spring to life ?

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2013, 08:07:58 pm »
omg it works!!! It became alive from the first second after the last command!! :D
Thank you soooooooo so much!!!! You have to teach me some lessons to learn linux good because I have to know it!!! :P:) haha

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2013, 08:18:03 pm »
You're most welcome :)

Might be a good idea to check it survives a reboot.

If it doesn't let me know and we'll add the b43 module to be loaded at bootup.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2013, 08:50:47 pm »
It works fine after a reboot!! Thank you so much once again!! You are the best!! ;)

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2013, 08:53:14 pm »
Thanks for letting me know .. and you're welcome again ;)
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 12:35:59 am »
This is the only place on the web where I have found a solution that works on my wireless. Thanks. It doesn't survive a reboot though. You offered a solution to that which I would appreciate.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 12:37:44 am »
Hi crchambers1442, and welcome to the forum :)

Which driver did you have to modprobe ? .. b43 or b43legacy ?

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Step 1 -

Run:
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sudo modprobe b43
Does your wireless to life .. if YES, move on to "Step 3" .. if NO move to "Step 2"



Step 2 -

run:
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sudo modprobe -r b43
then
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sudo modprobe b43legacy
Does your wireless to life .. if YES, move on to "Step 4" .. if NO, STOP NOW and tell me if this is this a LiveCD (or LiveUSB without persistence) or a proper hard drive installation ?



Step 3 -

Run:
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
a file should open containing some text.

add a NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:-

b43

SAVE the file, and exit gedit.

Reboot to test.



Step 4 -

Run:
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
a file should open containing some text.

add a NEW LINE at the bottom that reads:-

b43legacy

SAVE the file, and exit gedit.

Reboot to test.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2013, 12:33:47 am »
Step 1 worked so I proceeded to Step 3. Works perfectly. Thank you.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2013, 01:12:47 am »
You're welcome :)
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tar -xfvj broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2

I believe this should read (the f option needs to be last):
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tar -xvjf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2

 


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