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Old 07-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Question 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?
 
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Add b43 to the end of /etc/modules.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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it doesn't seem to let me do that
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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You must be root to do that, for example with
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sudo nano /etc/modules
 
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Perhaps a "normal" fullscreen editor would be better in this case
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
 
  


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