Can't build package for Broadcom Wireless

Bug #752050 reported by Tom Detzel on 2011-04-05
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-nettool

I'm trying to get my laptop wireless working. I used both the package manager and terminal to add the broadcom package. This is the error message I get:

Loading new bcmwl- DKMS files...
First Installation: checking all kernels...
Building only for 2.6.35-22-generic
Building for architecture x86_64
Building initial module for 2.6.35-22-generic

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 2.6.35-22-generic (x86_64)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ for more information.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/apport/package-hooks/", line 57, in <module>
    report.write(open(apport.fileutils.make_report_path(report), 'w'))
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/crash/bcmwl-kernel-source.0.crash'
dpkg: error processing bcmwl-kernel-source (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on a compaq presario v2000

Gary M (garym) on 2011-06-01
affects: gnome-nettool (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
tags: added: needs-reassignment
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Are you experiencing again problems with the latest kernels?
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Ruben Ackerman (ackermrd) wrote :

Problem was: could not get wireless to work at all.
   I have now loaded/ upgraded to 11.10 (about 3 weeks ago 1st week of Oct.) Wireless now works, but the wireless light on the keyboard does not work yet (at all) as it does with earlier versions of Ubuntu . That's not a problem, as I can see the Icon on screen that I'm on line. It seems to log on to the Internet faster than my 10.10 now. (i.e. it is on line as soon as the screen comes up) 11.10 takes longer to log off though. I'm running dual boot either 10.10 or 11.10. Over all, 10.10 is faster as I have trouble with the buttons on the left side always popping up as I move the mouse to use the back arrow at the top left corner, sometimes they will not go away.
    Thanks for the follow up.

Ruben Ackerman

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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