trusty installer: no wifi (Broadcom chipset, needs bcmwl or b43)

Bug #1298610 reported by Chris Bainbridge on 2014-03-27
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Bug Description

Booting trusty amd64 install image, there is no wifi because the broadcom b43 firmware is missing (on the desktop this requires firmware-b43-installer which downloads, extracts, and installs the firmware)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-firmware-nonfree (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-19.40-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Mar 27 20:46:14 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-27 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20140326)
SourcePackage: linux-firmware-nonfree
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1298610

tags: added: iso-testing

According to Martin Pitt in bug #1298641 Ubuntu should be using the bcmwl driver rather than b43. The trusty installer at the moment is loading the b43 kernel module but failing to load the firmware (because the firmware is not on the cdimage). To use bcmwl needs to be installed and b43 blacklisted.

summary: - trusty install image no wifi: missing broadcom b43 firmware
+ trusty installer cdimage: no wifi (Broadcom chipset, needs bcmwl or b43)
affects: linux-firmware-nonfree (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-cdimage
summary: - trusty installer cdimage: no wifi (Broadcom chipset, needs bcmwl or b43)
+ trusty installer: no wifi (Broadcom chipset, needs bcmwl or b43)

In my story, I didn't used iso install. I did apt-get dist-upgrade

What Ubuntu component can look lspci result and take a decision to ask to user to install linux-firmware-nonfree ?

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