Then to load the b43 module, you’d reboot, or run sudo modprobe b I did not change anything else. To find out your current kernel use the command: The boot messages may indicate the blacklisted modules are loading but if you check with lsmod they’re not. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. My card is a BCM Firmware from userspace is required for device operation.

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Any thoughts on how I might be able to “recover” from loading b43 without rebooting? However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: Now my wired ethernet does not work. I used “modprobe wl” in the terminal and nothing changed in the lsmod listing. Note blakclist I’ve only tried this once on my own machine which doesn’t have a Broadcom card. Sign up using Email and Password. The reason I wanted to get the ‘wl’ module working is because I have never gotten B43 working with this Broadcom chip.

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Either way, you must run sudo update-grub again to apply the changes. If the version of the driver you are using in the repository is the latest version available as per BroadcomBroadcom wants you to send them an email about this to linux-wlan-client-support-list broadcom.

Broadcom wireless

I spent a long, frustrating evening trying to get this to work under CentOS 7. What do I type to blacklist b43 in an installed Ubuntu system?

How should I do this? UDisks2 on the system message bus Apr 6 As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Or you may prefer this excellent guide. Thank you for your reply mojo. If wired is working, wireless is down. Identifying Your Broadcom BCM43xx Chipset With this information, you may assess what drivers are supported for your card, and how to switch to a different driver from the instructions lbacklist.


The open-source brcmsmac driver for PCIe devices is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the linux kernel community. I only have one reference to wl in lsmod Module Size Used by wl 0. For installation instructions, please see here.

The open-source brcmfmac driver is available from the brcm module of the linux kernel package, maintained upstream by the blacolist kernel community.

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Finally, don’t copy-paste these instructions. Back to top Switching between drivers If you card is supported by more than one driver then use the modprobe command to test the drivers.

To unload and blacklist: I installed broadcomm-wl check module deps: Apr 23, Posts: If you need to find or confirm your desired SSID see here. Just add ” contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line. blacklixt