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Old 07-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Installing B43 Wireless Driver in Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 1525


Hi,

I have had to install the B43 diver before to get wireless to work but I cant work out how I did this any help appreciated!

Cheers,

Alex
 
Old 07-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-script-2975/

Download the script in that blog post and execute it in a terminal. When you get to stage 3 (the kernel configuration window), let me know. Under the wireless drivers section, check the two Broadcom boxes (It is in a subsection of "Device drivers"). Then click Save and Exit. The script will then build a custom kernel for you.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I downloaded the Script, gave it executable properties and then I get command not found Is it possible that I don't have the correct scripting language installed?

Cheers,

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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The scripting language is the terminal. Open a terminal window (in the directory you downloaded the script) and type:

Code:
[alex@ubuntu:~/Downloads]$ chmod a+x KernelSetup.sh && ./KernelSetup.sh #The './' is vital: If you don't type it, the terminal won't find the script.
The script automatically executes the shell commands needed to download, build and install the kernel.

Alternatively: If you don't want to type the './' in front of the script's name, add the directory that contains it to your PATH variable:

Code:
$ export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/Downloads
Good luck
 
Old 07-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #5
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I'm surprised you'd (still) need to do that. Isn't it covered by "Hardware Drivers"
 
Old 07-05-2010, 10:30 AM   #6
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Hi,

I have had to install the B43 diver before to get wireless to work but I cant work out how I did this any help appreciated!

Cheers,

Alex
Hi,

It is quite possible that the driver that you need is already installed but all that's missing is the firmware.
First, post the output from this command so we can see what broadcom wireless card you have:

Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep Net
 
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Broadcom B43

This was helpful: http://askubuntu.com/questions/19711...ers-on-lubuntu.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #8
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This is a four years old thread. It is lot easier now install that driver, all you have to do is run the additional driver tool and that will find it for you.
 
  


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