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modo505 07-28-2011 12:53 PM

b43 firmware installed , still only works after sudo modprobe b43 command issued
 
I have windows 7 pro and ubuntu 11.04 dual booted.
After I installed ubuntu my wifi card (broadcom bcm 4318 I believe) didn't have the firmware. Since I don't have a wired connection (I share with the neighbors) so I pulled out my other laptop windows7 and downloaded the packages and installed fwcutter and b43 installer. Well after that it still didn't work so on a whim I typed "sudo modprobe b43" and then it worked!
After doing updates and stuff I went to reboot and then again the wifi wasn't working. Decided to type "sudo modprobe b43" and it worked again
Now everytime I shutdown I have to run that command and than the wifi works. How can I get it to work on startup by it self?

syg00 07-28-2011 08:56 PM

Add b43 to the end of /etc/modules.

modo505 07-31-2011 07:14 PM

it doesn't seem to let me do that

TobiSGD 07-31-2011 07:33 PM

You must be root to do that, for example with
Code:

sudo nano /etc/modules

syg00 07-31-2011 09:18 PM

Perhaps a "normal" fullscreen editor would be better in this case
Code:

sudo gedit /etc/modules


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