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Old 03-01-2015, 01:35 AM   #76
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Thank you for all your help allend but it is still not working so i've decided to resolve it in another way. I appreciate your patience and help. It's been a pleasure, ado.

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if you really need to use a debian famaly of operating systems
there are
Debian 7.8 or 8 testing
Ubuntu 14.10
Linux Mint 17

ALL!!! of those are MORE used friendly and "new to Linux" friendly than Kali
and with Mint17 or Ubuntu14 or Debian8 the wireless might just "just work out of the box"
with no need to manually custom build a driver for a very CUSTOM operating system
Oh and Johnny boy you spelled "family" wrong.

And "user".

And you wrote "just" twice.

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Old 03-02-2015, 06:33 AM   #77
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Thank you for all your help allend but it is still not working so i've decided to resolve it in another way.
I know you have moved on, but for the record I will report that the broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb package that was available has not been patched as required for the 3.18 kernel. https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=523326#c24
No wonder it did not work.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 09:07 AM   #78
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Hi, I am also a newbie to Linux, and have just gotten a dual boot set up with Kali on my Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013). I just recently have been facing the same Issue with the same chip. It is a BCM43XX 14e4:43a0 I have no wifi, but I am able to use ethernet. However, I would really like to get wifi working properly. allend, I followed your instructions, and my terminal ouputted the following:

dpkg -i '/root/Desktop/broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb'
(Reading database ... 324608 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace broadcom-sta-dkms 6.30.223.248-3 (using .../broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement broadcom-sta-dkms ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of broadcom-sta-dkms:
broadcom-sta-dkms depends on dkms (>= 2.1.0.0); however:
Package dkms is not installed.

dpkg: error processing broadcom-sta-dkms (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
broadcom-sta-dkms



Hopefully, you will continue to reply on this thread, and any advice is welcome!
 
Old 03-16-2015, 09:15 AM   #79
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Run
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apt-get -f install
This should install all missing dependencies.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 10:01 AM   #80
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I did that command, successfully. And then, when I retried dpkg -i '/root/Desktop/broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb'
I got the Code:

(Reading database ... 335636 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace broadcom-sta-dkms 6.30.223.248-3 (using .../broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb) ...

------------------------------
Deleting module version: 6.30.223.248
completely from the DKMS tree.
------------------------------
Done.
Unpacking replacement broadcom-sta-dkms ...
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (6.30.223.248-3) ...
Loading new broadcom-sta-6.30.223.248 DKMS files...
Building for 3.18.0-kali1-amd64 and 3.18.0-kali3-amd64
Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
Building initial module for 3.18.0-kali3-amd64
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/6.30.223.248/build/make.log for more information.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 11:04 AM   #81
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Or, you can order a new Intel or Atheros wireless card that will JUST WORK out of the box. The kernel comes with the needed wifi drivers for these. You can get one for like 30 bucks on amazon.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 06:14 PM   #82
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Yeah, but seeing as I am abroad, I can't order anything, and have to get my internal card working.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 07:26 PM   #83
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I would install mint 17 or debian 8 and the card might " just work"

kali is not a good choice for a "new to linux" user
it has one and really only ONE purpose

to break into computer networks ( SECRETLY!! ) and leave no trace

if you are not a paid security professional working with LEGAL permission to crack a particular network then
there can be all kinds of law enforcement issues
 
Old 03-16-2015, 08:57 PM   #84
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Seeing as I am studying network security, and necessitate the use of this software, Debian or Mint won't do the job. Everyone must learn at some point, so now I am learning how to use Kali. Now if anyone has any suggestions on how to get my WiFi card working that would be awesome! Thanks!

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Old 03-16-2015, 09:28 PM   #85
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As the error message says, you don't have the kernel sources installed. Just do that and try again, but keep in mind what was said in post #77, the package you installed is not patched to work with kernel 3.18, exactly the kernel Kali uses, so you might still not be able to use that driver.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 05:22 AM   #86
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You need the kernel headers package to compile against the kernel. A custom kernel built from sources satisfies the need as well. As long as you're booted into that kernel when you try to do the compile that depends on it.

Another option is to use another distro that just works and chroot into the kali installation. I'm a bit nervous around distros like kali and don't really want to boot them myself. So chroot is a nice option that lets you keep the distro that you "like" with the tools that you're familiar with, while using another distro to do or test "stuff". I remember having to do this type of thing for the 5+ years that it took to get a 64 bit browser plugin for java.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 07:06 AM   #87
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Ok, so I don't really know how to compile a kernel headers package against a kernel, but I got a precompiled package from http://mirror.linux.org.au/debian/po.../broadcom-sta/ I used the broadcom-sta-dkms_6.30.223.248-3_all.deb package And It outputted that error.
 
Old 03-17-2015, 07:37 AM   #88
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Debian and Kali Linux are not comapitble, by installing Debian packages into a Kali system (when the installation even works) you can break your system. You don't need to compile a kernel-headers package, Kali should have one in the repository already. But this will still not fix the problem that the package will not work with kernel 3.18.
 
Old 03-18-2015, 08:05 AM   #89
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http://www.chokepoint.net/2014/04/in...rivers-on.html

https://tad-do.net/2014/08/26/bcm432...in-kali-linux/

just did a quick google search, maybe you've already tried this...
 
  


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