Comment 14 for bug 1031831

Just booted 12.04.2 64-bit ubuntu desktop live image (USB) on the Acer Aspire One D260.

ubuntu@ubuntu$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:13:26 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The networking works from the live image. I'm connected to my LAN.

However the Install Drivers icon appeared in the top bar and it suggests I might want to install the proprietary Broadcom STA wireless drivers. I don't know the different drivers, but the live boot image is using the "brcmsmac" driver successfully on this hardware. It's my understanding this is the "proper" open source driver for broadcom.

I don't understand why Ubuntu suggests the proprietary driver when whatever is already in the kernel works fine, at least on this hardware.