Comment 67 for bug 1415880

Brian Burch (brian-pingtoo) wrote :

Just a personal update.

I've been using a manually patched version of the i386 driver for several months, but I only use up to 0014-null-pointer-crash.patch. I currently have the trusty 3.13.0.-63.103-lowlatency kernel on a dell 1558 and the BCM4315. I haven't seen another null pointer crash since I applied the patch, but have suffered random loss of wifi synchronisation, sometimes after a day or so, but other times every hour or even less.

I didn't expect to see a difference, but I thought it was worth saying that I successfully applied the just-released wily package bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu4.1_i386.deb to my trusty system. The build was clean (logged "using CFG80211 API") and the driver loads without a problem.

I haven't been using it long enough to say whether it is better, but it is definitely no worse!