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Old 07-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Comand not Found error- Please help!


Hi guys, I'm back. haha

While following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx to get my wireless to work, I get an
error that says that the directory does not exist.


The command is tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

Third post has a screenshot as an attachment. The tar file is on my Desktop.


Please help! I am using Ubuntu.

Last edited by ak14523; 07-18-2011 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Which command?

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Old 07-18-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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I fixed the Command not found error. I didn't know I had to take out the $, haha. But now I get a new error, it says that the directory does not exist.

The command is tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

I took a screenshot, and put it in the attachments. If you could help that would be great!
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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Where is the file
Code:
broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
located?
Try to give the whole path to the file.

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Old 07-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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/home/akshay/Desktop. This is where it is located.

Thank you for you time by the way.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #6
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As repo said, give it the full path

Code:
tar xvjf /home/akshay/Desktop/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
or change directory to /home/akshay/Desktop

Code:
cd /home/akshay/Desktop
tar xvjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
 
Old 07-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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Hi, thank you soooo much! All the items installed perfectly!

I still could not get connected wirelessly, however. I go to System/Administration/ Hardware Drivers, and only the video card drivers show up. :/

If you know a fix please let me know!

I am extremely grateful of you. Thank you so much!
 
Old 07-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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I looked at the link that you posted and couldn't figure out which driver that you are trying to install.

Please post the output of

Code:
lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
EDIT: OK, now I see, you are attempting to use:

b43 - No Internet access
So, you first downloaded and then installed b43-fwcutter using dpkg?

Then, did you do all three steps?

Code:
tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:32 AM   #9
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Yes I did all those steps and it still is not working? The driver is not showing up
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:15 AM   #10
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And what does the lspci command tell you about your card?
Quote:
lspci | grep -i net


Cheers,
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:36 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ak14523 View Post
I fixed the Command not found error. I didn't know I had to take out the $, haha. But now I get a new error, it says that the directory does not exist.

The command is tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

I took a screenshot, and put it in the attachments. If you could help that would be great!
I guess it must be (note the dash)

Code:
tar -xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
 
Old 07-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #12
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I guess it must be (note the dash)

Code:
tar -xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
Nope, the order was wrong. The position of the "f" is critical, it
needs to be the last switch before the actual file-name.


From info tar
Code:
   The order of the options becomes more important when you begin to use
short forms.  With short forms, if you type commands in the wrong order
(even if you type them correctly in all other ways), you may end up with
results you don't expect.  For this reason, it is a good idea to get
into the habit of typing options in the order that makes inherent sense.
*Note short create::, for more information on this.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-20-2011, 04:13 AM   #13
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OK, thanks for the clarification
 
Old 07-20-2011, 07:00 PM   #14
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And what does the lspci command tell you about your card?




Cheers,
Tink
akshay@akshay-desktop:~$ lspci | grep -i net
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
05:05.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

This is what I got, any ideas?
 
Old 07-20-2011, 07:20 PM   #15
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Yes I did all those steps and it still is not working? The driver is not showing up
...and what is the output of /sbin/iwconfig?
 
  


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