Ubuntu

Comment 25 for bug 923809

NVieville (nicolas-vieville) wrote :

Hello,

Last update on Ubuntu 12.04 installed this package and no more wireless connection was available after reboot.
My wireless device is a bcm4313 on HP mini 210. I had to revert to 5.100.82.112 version of the bcmwl-kernel-source package in order to get wireless working again. To avoid useless update of this package again I added /etc/apt/preferences.d/bcmwl-kernel-source file containing:

Package: bcmwl-kernel-source
Pin: version 5.100.82.112+bdcom*
Pin-Priority: 1001

Since this 6.20.155.1 version of this device driver come from the 6.20.55.19 one, and this last one was made for bcm43142 aka bcm4365 or Dell 1704 device, wouldn't be accurate to try too keep names or versions of these two packages different. Doing so could avoid unneeded automatic update and let users making explicitly the choice to get one or the other.

To be complete, the Broadcom support Web page states that the last supported driver for bcm4313 hybrid bluetooth/wireless device (and others) is 5.100.82.112 (see http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php). Maybe it would be very difficult to make the devices listed in the README file of this page working with this 6.20.155.1 driver. while bcm43142 device should just work correctly.

Cordially,

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NVieville