[SOLVED] Actually installing a .tar.gz. Broadcom BCM4312
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Arg, its not working, and I'm getting frustrated, so I'm going to wait until I can get a ethernet connection, and just update it. I will post it if I get it working. Just one last thing: All I have to do is get the ethernet connection, the go to hardware drivers and install and enable all the drivers, right?
Judgeing from your frustration this title should have said I want to only install the bcm-sta driver. not just get it to work with the other bcm driver by adding the firmware.
Actually installing a .tar.gz. Broadcom BCM4312
You must realize Ubuntu does all your thinking for you. do you want the bcm to work or do you want to play with the new native driver because they both come in the vanilla kernel. now for ubuntu it will ask you or tell you to install the kernel that has it set up.
or you find a way to put this bcm4312 in your /lib/firmware. then do a sudo tar xvf b43.tar.gz -C /lib/firmware/
If you want to do it from a live cd use puppy linux.
when you reboot it will use it. it will use the none sta bcm module in the kernel. I keep that firmware there for my LUG so when the need to just put it in the firmware folder instead of using the firmware cutter.
Could be against some GPL but not sure. other distros may want it in the /usr/lib/hotplug
but yours goes there.
sudo tar xvf b43.tar.gz -C means copy to /lib/firmware
I worked...Kinda... Untarring it and everything worked, and there's a copy in /lib/firmware. When I rebooted, and went up to the wireless signal thing on the top, I didn't show a wireless, only wired... I thought this was odd, so I went to Additional Drivers..and The screen shot (Attached) is what I saw... I know it's not working yet, but we're close! ( )